Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
If our national and state policymakers don’t get their act together quickly, China will eat our lunch. Positive steps have been made in Washington, D.C. The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside tens of billions of dollars for clean energy, clean transportation and clean building. And the American Clean Energy and Security Act adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives moved us closer to a framework that would benefit the growth of a clean economy.
Although the recession has emptied shopping malls and filled jobless centers, the call has only gotten louder for renewable energy, environmentally gentle products and eco-friendly practices -- and for people to make all of that happen.
Idaho Power will get new tools to make its larger distribution system more reliable and better able to integrate alternative energy sources like wind and solar power. The company also will get more sophisticated tools to examine customer demand so it can offer new programs to improve energy efficiency and reduce the need to build new power plants.
Climate Solutions is seeking an outstanding Development Director to lead our fundraising efforts. Over the past several years, Climate Solutions has grown significantly, doubling our annual budget and opening up offices in two new states. We are looking for a strong development leader to build on our success and help the organization continue to grow.
On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5,200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.