Rubber Boots to Combat Boots: Time to Tackle Climate Crisis

Do yourself a favor and tune out the shrill cries of the global warming deniers. The fact is, there are lots of sound reasons for Congress to tune out that clamor and act swiftly to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation. The severity of the climate crisis is impossible to dismiss – and we do so at our own peril. Anyone who is opposing this course of action is just blowing smoke.

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Crooked Climate

A couple of weeks ago mainstream news channels started to run stories about a new generation of thieves who are forgoing the usual dime store robberies in favor of stealing solar panels. Green websites and magazines have been reporting this phenom for a while now and have even written articles about protecting panels from these high-tech hungry burglars. But, now the national and international press is catching on as more panels are swiped off of the rooftops of businesses and homes alike.

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Senator Murkowski Lights a Fire Under Alaskan Ice

You have all seen the devastating pictures of ice and glaciers melting in Alaska and at the poles.Most of you have heard the stories of some villages in our largest state literally disappearing into the sea because of rapidly rising sea levels. Clearly, is clearly the frontlines of climate change – and they are losing the battle.>You would think of all of the Senators in all 50 states, there would be one who would stand up and vociferously urge their peers to address global warming…. And mean it.

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Misguided

In announcing her campaign for governor this week, Meg Whitman emphasized the point that she made last week in a Mercury-News op-ed. If elected governor, she “would place a moratorium on AB-32 by executive order.”

It’s hard to imagine a more effective way to choke off the burgeoning clean energy economy. California’s utilities are signing contracts daily for the construction of huge new solar, wind, and geothermal projects that will deliver clean energy, jobs, and energy security to the state. The potential for an abrupt about-face poses an immense threat to renewable energy businesses who are investing

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