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Big US Companies Are Planning for a Carbon Tax behind the Scenes; When Will Congress Get on Board?

When’s the last time you heard anything about a carbon tax as a viable means of curbing industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? It’s probably been awhile — and the subject of such as tax, long advocated by environmental advocates as … Continue reading

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Pro-GMO Labeling Supports Prepare to Educate Voters in Colorado!

by Allison Mayes As 2014 approaches, many organizations in the field of Sustainability are putting in ballots trying to fight for a better future. In the state of Colorado, The Right To Know Colorado organization has submitted a ballot measure that … Continue reading

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Reports Show that Despite Pledges to Go Green, Walmart is One of the Nation’s Biggest Polluters

by Allison Mayes Retailing mega-chain Walmart can make as many pledges and promises as it sees fit to please its customers, but at the end of the day it really comes to what the studies show. Back in 2005, Walmart … Continue reading

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Google Green Supports a New Renewable Energy Project

Google Green continues to invest and promote Renewable Enegery projects. The newest investment involves the Mount Signal Solar project out in California. Having invested $103 million into the project, the developers of the solar farm, Solar Ridge Power, are very … Continue reading

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Fracking Threatens Pennsylvania Drinking Water

In recent environmental news, a study from Duke University has just been released explaining that river water in Western Pennsylvania has shown increased levels of radioactivity. One of the culprits of the increased radiation is fluids used from a natural … Continue reading

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Four Things to Know About the EPA’s Latest Carbon Plan

This article by Russell McLendon of the Huffington Post published on 24 Sept 2013 describes the release last week of new proposed government regulations for curbing GHG emissions from power plants. After years of planning and arguing, the U.S. government … Continue reading

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California Approves Largest Program For Shared Renewable Power In U.S

California approves shared renewable energy program PV Magazine 13. September 2013 By:  Ian Clover California’s Legislature has given the green light for the state’s “Green Tariff Shared Renewables Program”, which is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and will … Continue reading

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Buying Electricity in Chicago: An Update on Aggregation

by Suhail Barot In November 2012, Chicago residents voted to allow the City of Chicago to establish a municipal aggregation program for electricity purchasing. Municipal aggregation programs allow municipal governments to buy electricity for their residents and businesses instead of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Coal in Illinois

by Suhail Barot A very interesting (and mostly ignored) report was released recently entitled “The Impact of Coal on the Illinois State Budget, FY2011” by the consulting group Downstream Strategies, in collaboration with the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability. … Continue reading

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Roosevelt hosts U.S. Green Building Council program, Wednesday, June 5

Interested in green building and leasing practices?    Roosevelt’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate is hosting the U.S. Green Building Council of Illinois for a program on sustainability practices in developing, leasing, and operating buildings.  The program will be … Continue reading

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