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CERAWeek shows Obama may have Uphill Battle on Green Energy Agenda

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie assured CERAWeek attendees that global oil supplies remain strong despite unrest in North Africa and the Middle East. The annual CERAWeek conference, currently underway in Houston, is a who’s who of the mainstream energy industry. Attendees include Christophe …

Illinois Treasury Seeks To Double Venture Capital Investments

The Illinois State Treasurer is backing a bill that could double the amount of money it invests in venture capital funds. A bill that could double the amount of money allocated by the Illinois State Treasurer to venture capital funds has moved out of committee …

California Legislature Pushing Again for Renewable Energy Standard

With President Barak Obama preparing for an anticipated fight in Washington over federal funding for green energy research, some California democrats are renewing their own attempts to promote green energy on a state level. Last week Joe Simitian, Darrell Steinberg, and Christine Kehoe, …

Barrasso Seeks to Block EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who is fast becoming Congress? most prominent climate change denier, introduced a bill Monday to block the Environmental Protection Agency?s powers to regulate greenhouse gases.??As The New York Times reports, the bill would overturn the EPA?s 2009 finding that …

Obama Throws down Green Energy Gauntlet in State of the Union

President Barack Obama alternately played the role of cheerleader-in-chief and political tough guy while giving green energy pride of place in his State of the Union address Tuesday. In his speech the president sketched out a vision of a government that supports innovation …

Ontario Conservatives Say Green Energy Act Is Not Sustainable

The Green Energy Act, Ontario’s famed package of green energy subsidies that’s helped attract billions of dollars in new, cleantech investments, is emerging as a wedge issue in the provincial election scheduled for the fall. The Province’s Liberal Conservatives, led by Tim Hudak, …

Brown’s Inaugural Address Full of Tough Fiscal Talk, Commitment to Green Energy

Monday’s inauguration of California’s newly elected governor Jerry Brown was a decidedly no frills affair, with Brown using his inaugural address to emphasize the importance of belt tightening in the face of the state’s estimated $28 billion budget deficit. However, despite dedicating the …

The Alternative Agenda: Renewable Energy Grants Face Crucial Vote and Cancun Fallout

Renewable Energy Grants: A Prisoner to Senatorial Whim Renewable Energy Grants (or, wonkishly 1603 grants) face crucial vote today What will become of the popular grants, which cover up to 30 percent of the cost of renewable projects? Right now, it appears as …

The Alternative Agenda: Cancun Talks Plod Onward, Chinese Solar on a Hot Streak

It's a shame that climate negotiators can't at least enjoy the beaches Cancun talks, week 2: The Apocalypse Commentators are so pessimistic about the odds of success at the United Nations? Cancun climate change talks that they?ve been talking about failure in Mexico …

Google Makes Strong Showing At Cancun Climate Change Talks [Video]

Google has sent a 30-strong team to Cancun where the United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held until next week.