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The deployment of existing renewable energy technologies, according to the IEA report, is the only thing currently happening at the speed and scale necessary to address the climate challenge.

The Kaiser Family Foundation just released a great new report that documents how the federal Affordable Care Act of 2010 is already reducing the cost of health care for individuals and businesses.

In today’s LA Times, columnist David Lazarus writes about what patients and health care consumers would lose if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, he...

The really interesting numbers, however, are buried within the report. Starting in January, the FHWA has significantly revised its figures for the last several years, meaning that the decline in driving in 2009-11 was even...

The Northeastern states that are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – the nation’s first cap-and-trade program for global warming pollution – have consistently outpaced the rest of the country in both emission...

As our recent report on youth transportation trends demonstrates, the time has come for a fundamental reconsideration of our transportation policies and investment priorities. Increasing the attention we pay toward the needs of walkers is...

The conclusion of the report is clear: if America is going to invest in forms of transportation that serve the needs and preferences of today’s younger Americans, we are going to have to undergo a...

Despite California's exceptionalism in information technology, in Following the Money 2012 - our new report that grades states’ progress toward providing online access to government spending data - California received a D- while Oregon received...

If you're going to stop pollution, you first need to know that the pollution in question exists.

That's the impetus behind one of the most useful tools out there for working to improve the...

It’s been three weeks since we flipped the big red switch on the side of our house, allowing our family’s new solar panels to start feeding electricity into the grid. It’s been an eye-opening experience...

Perhaps the most sobering suggestion of the independent review is its indication that despite the dislocation of 90,000 people and widespread radioactive contamination of land, food and water, Japan was actually lucky that the Fukushima...

Last week we released a new report updating our previous research into the results of Ohio's 2008 Clean Energy Law. The report, based primarily on utility filings regarding 2010 performance at meeting the law's efficiency...

The report’s main finding – that four out of five Americans live in counties that have experienced federally declared, weather-related disasters since 2006 – shows that extreme weather has the ability to affect us all,...

If the DoE's projections are to be believed, carbon dioxide emissions in the United States effectively peaked in 2007 and will not surpass the 2007 emission level until at least 2035, even if we do...

In an era of high gasoline prices and limited transportation choices, the case for investment in passenger rail is clear. In some places, true high-speed rail is the answer. But in others, simply getting the...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a great new tool for learning more about specific sources of global warming pollution, such as power plants, refineries and landfills. EPA’s GHGData tool increases the transparency and...

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, of which we are rapidly producing the one year anniversary, produced a blizzard of headlines. The news was full of new attempts to bring reactors back under control,...

Our latest report tracks the progress of California's cities in transforming their energy infrastructure with solar photovoltaic power.

Let’s hope that the growing realization of the “sea change” in Americans’ driving behavior is followed by a more vigorous debate about how to retool transportation policy to provide the alternatives that Americans increasingly want...

Washington state debuted its online checkbook last week, joining the Transparency 2.0 movement and giving Evergreen Staters the ability to monitor many aspects of government spending.

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