economy Subscribe to Feed

Added Momentum to Copenhagen

12/4/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

In a strong signal of support for an international climate treaty, President Obama has changed his travel schedule and will now be attending the conclusion of the upcoming climate treaty discussions in Copenhagen. I’m glad to see this important sign […] Read more >

The Road to Copenhagen: Transforming the World’s Energy Economy With 21st Century Solutions

11/19/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

The piece below is my latest editorial from National Wildlife magazine Carbon dioxide pollution knows no political boundaries. Decarbonizing every economy around the world must be our common goal. In a few weeks, National Wildlife Federation will send a team […] Read more >

New Report: Failed Energy Policies Cost Americans $120 Billion a Year

10/22/2009 // By Miles Grant

“Energy and climate-change legislation winding through Congress might make economic sense even if you don’t believe for a second in climate change.” The words of some treehugging liberal? Not exactly. They’re from Keith Johnson reporting in the Wall Street Journal, […] Read more >

Wolves Do It, Moose Do It, Even Orange Clownfish Do It. Will You?

10/15/2009 // By Julia Marden

Today a college student will graduate with thousands in debt and a difficult job search. Tomorrow, if we take action now to confront the climate challenge, college students might find themselves in a booming green jobs market. Today, American children […] Read more >

CBO Counts Costs of Climate Action, But Not Benefits?

10/15/2009 // By Jennifer Jones

If only Paul Harvey were still with us! It seems Douglas W. Elmendorf is having some trouble telling the rest of the story. The Congressional Budget Office director testified on Capitol Hill yesterday about the economic impacts of clean energy […] Read more >

New Momentum for Clean Energy & Climate Action

9/30/2009 // By Miles Grant

Just got back from the big event on the East Lawn of the Capitol to unveil the Senate’s Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act! Here’s what Joe Mendelson, NWF’s global warming policy director, had to say about the bill: […] Read more >

Invasive Species Like Starlings Cost U.S. Billions – Fox News Interview

9/9/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Starlings and other invasive exotic species can be more than just an annoyance.  They out-compete native wildlife, cause significant agricultural damage, threaten public safety and ultimately have an enormous economic impact.  We currently spend $100 billion a year to control […] Read more >

China Sets Long-Term CO2 Limit For The First Time

8/15/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Leaders in China have, for the first time, indicated how they are approaching their overall greenhouse gas emissions standards.  This is the good news.  But the greater challenge is emissions there will continue to increase under this new guideline for […] Read more >

Is US Falling Behind In Green Energy Race?

8/4/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Two U.S. business leaders think we are and that we must do something about it: Green Stocks Central.com reports: “[August 3rd] in the Washington Post, General Electric (GE) CEO Jeff Immelt and famed venture capitalist John Doerr wrote an op ed […] Read more >

Green Energy Job Creation: Return On Investment Facts

7/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In a detailed assessment of how many actual jobs are created for every $1 million invested in the energy sector Alt Energy Stocks has reviewed the data. Bottom line–green energy 16.7 new jobs to fossil fuel 5.5 jobs. That is […] Read more >