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Building a Better Future for Wildlife and Ourselves

11/14/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

White House Event Honors Community College Leaders, Businesses, Entrepreneurs If I had any doubts about Americans’ ability to come together and literally build a better future for people and wildlife, an inspiring event last week helped put those doubts to […] Read more >

Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

Electric Vehicles’ Price at the Pump: 75 cents “per gallon”

3/30/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

Last week, the global price of oil rose above $105 per barrel and the national average price of gasoline hit $3.55 per gallon– the highest ever for this time of year.  However, if you could plug your car into an […] Read more >

Spring Greening: Obama Calls for Americans to “Get Outside!”

2/17/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Spring is around the corner and Americans are excited to get back outside! The Obama Administration agrees, yesterday releasing the America’s Great Outdoors report, which serves as a blueprint for how American families can reconnect to nature. The report, part of a broader […] Read more >

American-made Electric Cars: President Obama and High School Students Agree

1/26/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his goal to see 1 million plug-in and electric vehicles on the road by 2015.  Electric vehicles (EVs) are a great example of the potential of American innovation to […] Read more >

Inner-City Youth Walking the Talk on Advanced Vehicle Innovation and Sustainability

1/6/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

As we head into 2011 with positive manufacturing news in the national media, industriousness and innovation at a high school in West Philadelphia shows how US leadership in clean energy and transportation technology is not just building jobs today, but […] Read more >

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In Cancun and Congress, Pressing for Clean Energy Jobs ASAP

12/9/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

  As the Cancun climate talks proceed in balmy 75 degrees weather, the U.S. Senate stands on the precipice of a vote on a controversial new tax bill. Unfortunately, key omissions in both the evolving international climate deal and the […] Read more >

Big Oil Cuts Jobs Again, Even as They Sponsor Bogus Job Rallies

9/8/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

No lie is too big for Big Oil.  Their tired refrain of late is that they’re job makers. On TV, radio, in print and at bogus Astroturf rallies happening this week. We should give them a pass on all their sins: […] Read more >

New Poll: Americans Know Clean Energy & Climate Action Create Jobs

12/15/2009 // By Miles Grant

A new Associated Press poll out this morning is giving a big boost to the prospects of a clean energy & climate bill in the Senate. 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 >