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2009 and 2010 were big years for clean energy in Ohio. The state saved big through efficiency, and saw several big new solar projects come on line. If clean energy is going to really take...

Let’s consider several news articles from this past week. First, from the Central Florida News’s article “Governor Rick Scott Remains Opposed to High Speed Rail”, we learn that Florida’s governor is sticking to his plan...

Neither of these findings about the impacts of global warming and Americans' support for a cleaner environment are at all surprising. One hopes that these latest studies can cut through the fog of media ignorance...

Our new report, "Safer by Design," tells the story of of 14 leading businesses that have taken the time to think carefully about their products and services, designing new ways to deliver the quality that...

The rise of the highly efficient gasoline powered vehicle shows, yet again, that while whiz-bang new technologies are exciting – and will certainly be needed to deal with America’s urgent environmental problems – there is...

I knew in my bones the moment I first heard about the recent winter weather-induced rolling blackouts in Texas that someone would use it as an opportunity to take politically motivated potshots at efforts to...

New data from the Maryland Department of the Environment show a remarkable drop in sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from Maryland’s power plants, thanks to the state’s Healthy Air Act that passed in 2006....

On a per-commuter basis, congestion levels are lower than they were five years ago, or even a decade ago.

The climate is like the Apollo 13 spaceship – dangerously out of control and one false move from catastrophe. We don’t have the perfect tools to fix it, and we can only hope that the...

The "dead zones" in waterways such as the Gulf of Mexico and Chesapeake Bay, coupled with the myriad water quality problems faced in areas with heavy agribusiness activity, pose an environmental crisis that is similar...

There seems to have been a sea change in EPA’s attitude toward environmental information: one that now prioritizes getting data out to the public as quickly as possible and providing multiple tools to help users...

If Breakthrough and its colleagues can use their agreement on energy R&D to help build a sensible "third way" consensus on climate and energy policy, more power to them. But I suspect that what's really...

On October 11, Constellation Energy stumbled over the massively high cost of building a new nuclear reactor. After the federal government refused to give the company a loan guarantee for free, Constellation decided that it...

It is not surprising that the availability of real-time data for bus service -- which the MBTA has been gradually rolling out now for some time -- has coincided with record bus ridership. MBTA bus...

At its core, the debate is about whether we as a society care to lift a finger to protect our kids (and their kids) from the disruption that global warming will bring – including the...

With more local and state governments finding themselves in budget trouble, look for more of these sketchy asset privatization deals in which governments sell off not just the family jewels but also the everyday silver,...

"We're looking at a crisis of cataclysmic proportions," said Charles Hartsell, an environmental scientist at Tufts University. "In a matter of days, this oil may be refined into a lighter substance that, when burned as...

It is critical that our nation’s future transportation investment decisions not be driven by “unfrozen” policies from a very different time, nor inaccurate notions about the degree to which highways do or should “pay for...

Congressional action is a likely prerequisite to solving global warming, but there is plenty that can be done in the meantime to cut emissions and to make future federal action easier to achieve and more...

Late last week we learned that the U.S. Senate will not be considering comprehensive climate legislation before the November elections. Over the weekend, those of us in the Mid-Atlantic learned more about what extreme hot...

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