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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 4
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York.  In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet.  He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.

Top Energy Stories for 2012 - Energy Minute for January 2, 2013

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2012 was the year when the subject of energy moved from the business and science news sections of newspapers and Web sites to the front and home pages. Top energy stories for the year include a Citigroup report that projects the U.S. as becoming energy self-sufficient in the next ten years; the recording of the highest average gas prices for any year—$3.52 a gallon; continuing controversies over the use of coal and nuclear energy, the Keystone XL pipeline, and fracking; and the recording of the lowest U.S. carbon emissions in 20 years.

The Center for Resource Solutions Announces That EU Services is 100 Percent Powered by Renewable Energy, and Coal will be Challenged by Sustainable Energy as the Main Fuel for Electricity by 2035 - Energy Minute for November 21, 2012

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The Center for Resource Solutions has announced that EU Services, a direct mail printer and services provider, has joined the Green-e Marketplace. EU has purchased enough certified renewable energy certificates to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for its printing facility and headquarters. The certificates are verified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification in the U.S.

Moving Beyond Coal

Interview with Jack Darin of the Illinois Sierra Club
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In 1892, conservationist John Muir, along with many of his supporters, founded the Sierra Club.  The Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/) continues to tackle our Nation’s – and the world’s – most pressing environmental issues. The Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign (http://www.beyondcoal.org/) strives to move the United States away from coal-powered energy and toward renewables, such as solar and wind. So far, the Beyond Coal campaign has stopped over 150 proposed coal-fired power plants!

Where Is Climate Change in Energy Debate?

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By Carol Pierson Holding

Last week’s Presidential debate was supposed to showcase the differences between President Obama and his challenger, Mitt Romney. But between Romney’s radical move to the center and Obama’s lackluster performance, the two seemed to agree more than they disagreed.

U.S. Power Plant Emissions Report Reflects Industry’s Transition to Cleaner Energy

Latest data on top 100 power producers show declining SO2, NOx and CO2 emissions and increasing use of energy efficiency and renewables
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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – July 31, 2012 – A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers demonstrates the impact of the electric power industry’s current transition to cleaner energy sources.

Environmental Journalist Jeff Goodell on Politics, Policy & Coal

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Journalist Jeff Goodell speaks with Alex Wise about his recent Rolling Stone piece on 10 things the White House should do for the environment.

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Journalist Jeff Goodell speaks with Alex Wise about his recent Rolling Stone piece on 10 things the White House should do for the environment.

Richard Heinberg: A Post-Carbon Conversation

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Author Richard Heinberg talks about the policies and conditions that need to be in place for our species to evolve in the face of ballooning population, dwindling resources and global climate change.

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Author Richard Heinberg talks about the policies and conditions that need to be in place for our species to evolve in the face of ballooning population, dwindling resources and global climate change.

Integrating Renewable Energy into China’s Electrical Grid

The Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) addresses the challenges to adding wind generation to China's coal-powered grid
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Center for Resource Solutions and the Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) is addressing the biggest challenges to wind integration in China, including revising grid codes, improving wind forecasting, increasing the size of balancing areas, and improving Grid and Generator Flexibility in dealing with intermittent sources.

 

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Center for Resource Solutions and the Energy Foundation's China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) is addressing the biggest challenges to wind integration in China, including revising grid codes, improving wind forecasting, increasing the size of balancing areas, and improving Grid and Generator Flexibility in dealing with intermittent sources.

 

It's the Prius of Power Plants -- a Solar/Fossil Fuel Hybrid

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Don’t you hate it when your power goes out? Truth be told, we hate it too. It makes customers unhappy, and I’ve never worked at a company where Customer Satisfaction is tracked so closely and given such a high priority on the corporate scorecard.

To ensure that we provide reliable power at a reasonable cost, our power generation mix includes coal-fired power plants because they produce steady, reliable “baseload” energy that’s not susceptible to the unpredictable nature of – well, nature. But they have their drawbacks.

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