Oregon and Washington were big winners in green job training grants announced today by the US Department of Labor. DOL awarded nearly $100 million in green job training grants to support job training programs for clean and efficient energy.
Advanced community design models are emerging to provide some of the greatest opportunities for reducing fossil fuel use, climate-disrupting emissions and traffic congestion, while also offering affordable, high-quality lifestyles.
Post Copenhagen special. Understanding America‘s pivotal role, Obama leaned forward and made a definitive-sounding pledge: “We have made our commitments, and we will do what we say.” But he can’t make it stick until Congress finishes its work. The window is short: scientific, diplomatic, and political imperatives demand immediate action.
The U.S. must step up—and in a stark, defiant, powerful sentence, the President promised we would: “We will do what we say.”
Xconomy Seattle interviews Microsoft executives about Copenhagen and role of computing in solving global warming
Mindy Lubber of Ceres.org offers big businesses' take on Copenhagen.
Global will is ripe. Leaders need to pluck it.
Today's media statement from our allies at Ceres
"Many industrialists believe it could happen within as little as two decades by simply shifting the $72 billion in subsidies given to the fossil fuel industries each year — a commitment that has been made but not yet implemented at the last G-20 meeting."
The Obama team has been here in force, with Cabinet Secretaries speaking every day to demonstrate American resolve. Mayors and Governors and NGOs and businesses from the U.S. are all over Copenhagen, showing the world a genuine, engaged face of America. Senator Kerry gave a good speech yesterday, full of resolve. But the world knows that the U.S. Senate stands in the way. Their eyes say to the Americans in the building “How could you let this go on?”
The World Resources Institute today published an assessment of net reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to total U.S. emissions that could be achieved by pollution reduction proposals currently under consideration in the 111th Congress.
Evergreen Films Interviews KC Golden at the Climate Talks
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledges $100 billion fund in the context of a global climate agreement to help poorest nations adapt to climate change, preserve forests and deploy low-carbon technologies
We’re happy to pass along that PV Powered, a prominent member of Business Leaders for Climate Solutions based in Bend, OR, has recently won federal stimulus funding for a large residential project in Monterey, CA.
I wish every American could get lost for a few days in the Bella Conference Center and the events surrounding it in Copenhagen. I wish you could feel the desperate depth of the world’s hunger for America to step all the way up to its responsibilities here.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has a reputation as a sharp, levelheaded, practical leader — a no-nonsense numbers guy. It's a new day when a guy like that stands on a world stage, as Washington's former governor did last week here, and makes a powerful pitch for transformational change.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has a well-earned reputation as a sharp, level-headed, practical leader. Most people wouldn't describe him as a visionary. But in his excellent speech yesterday in Copenhagen, he laid out the case for profound transformation, and the explosive economic opportunities that come with it.
Gary Locke makes a powerful case for the clean energy economy; Two ways to make it stick in Copenhagen.
The climate crisis invests the leaders of these nations with an urgency and moral clarity that may help light the path for the rest of us. President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed’s speech at the Climate Vulnerable Forum is a must see.
For the first time, the nation that has contributed the most to the problem -- and the nation that could do the most to accelerate global solutions -- is at the table.