renewable energy

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke …

Clean, Smart, and Cheaper than Coal: New England’s Wind Power Decisions Keep Getting Easier

A headline in the Boston Globe’s business section on Monday deserves serious attention: “Wind Power Now Competitive with Conventional Sources” Where to begin? This is huge. Wind power’s biggest hurdle …

Weekly News Roundup- July 26, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Another Gulf oil rig explosion, another wake up call. Read the blog post about the incident and what it means for the …

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the President’s Plan to Confront Climate Change

The evidence is clear—climate change is already having an impact on wildlife, transforming our communities and landscapes across America.  Drought and fires are ravaging our Western landscapes; floods and storms …

Sen. Udall Talks Wildlife and Climate with Coloradoans

Updated on Wed., June 5th. On Tuesday, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a Town Hall forum with special guest, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall. I led the forum for Coloradoans …

Senate Farm Bill Protects Soil, Water, Wildlife

  |   May 14, 2013

“Basic soil and wetland protection requirements were extended to apply to crop insurance premium subsidies.”  The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member …

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Victory in North Carolina Shows America Wants More Clean Energy, Not Less

North Carolina’s House of Representatives got it right on clean energy last week—even though “getting it right” had to mean formalizing a refusal to get it wrong.  Last Wednesday, North …

Good Jobs, Green Jobs Coming to the U.S.

I attended the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Close to 1,500 people attended, and half of those were representatives from the United Steel Workers (very impressive). …

Celebrating Success – Offshore Wind Comes to Maryland

We don’t often take time to mark our successes, but after three years of effort by countless advocates to bring clean offshore wind energy to Maryland, it is time to …

A Win for Offshore Wind in Maryland

What a way to end the week!  On Friday afternoon, the Maryland Senate passed the Offshore Wind Energy Act by a vote of 30 to 15.  This was the biggest …

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