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6 New Charts That Show US Renewable Energy Progress. The numbers are still pretty small, but the latest data compilation from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows renewable electricity generation rising steadily in the United States.

6 New Charts That Show US Renewable Energy Progress

Here’s a key chart from NREL’s just-released Renewable Energy Data Book, which includes data through the end of 2013. Capacity is the amount of total power that the various renewable sources could put out if operating at 100 percent. Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change. Drafted in September 2001 in Washington DC; Revised 9/23/03.

Organizing for Power, Organizing for Change

Commitment to Sustainability Earns Postcard.Com B Corp Certification. Just over a year after its official launch, is now a benefit corporation and has joined the growing community of more than 1,300 companies worldwide that bear the Certified B Corporation badge.

Commitment to Sustainability Earns Postcard.Com B Corp Certification

“Becoming a Certified B Corp was one of the main goals we set out to achieve after forming as a Public Benefit Corporation last fall,” said Paul Roer, CEO and co-founder of Postcard. “Our foundational ideals around social activism, sustainability, arts and education line up perfectly with not only B Lab’s framework but with the other likeminded companies that also carry this important and unique status.” It’s not only Postcard’s corporate structure and dedication to sustainable business practices that align the company with the B Corp community; the products themselves play a huge part in “walking-the-walk” of social responsibility.

To become a Certified B Corp, companies must achieve strict standards of accountability, social and environmental performance, and transparency.

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Public Health/Public Benefits/Public Cost/Full Cost Accounting. Movies/Books/Media. Section 15. Creating Fact Sheets on Local Issues. What is a fact sheet?

Section 15. Creating Fact Sheets on Local Issues

Why would you make a fact sheet? Who can be targeted with fact sheets? How do you make a fact sheet? Getting the facts out to the public about community health issues can be done in a number of ways. Racism/Police Brutality. It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs” Originally published on Grist.

It’s practically impossible to define “GMOs”

Electric car subsidies are hated by economists, loved by activists. Why? A Grist special series. Here's what happened to different electricity-generating (or saving) technologies in EPA's Clean Power Plan final rule. This post focuses on two types of changes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made in the Clean Power Plan final rule, in response to public comments on its June 2014 proposal.

Here's what happened to different electricity-generating (or saving) technologies in EPA's Clean Power Plan final rule

First, I address changes in the pollution reduction strategies that EPA considered in determining the "best system of emission reduction" (BSER). Second, I examine states' and power companies' options for complying with the BSER-based carbon pollution limits. Along the way, I will explain the different types of state plans, and how states account for emission reductions in either type of plan. What is the "best system" to reduce power plant emissions? In the final rule, EPA no longer uses energy efficiency to set carbon pollution limits. What resources can power plants use for compliance? The final rule allows states to choose from two basic approaches for state plans: rate-based and mass-based.

Should mass-based states still measure the results of their clean energy policies? Ohio Renewable Energy Laws Attacked - Energy and Policy Institute. In 2014, the Ohio State Legislature passed a bill freezing the state’s renewable energy standard (RES).

Ohio Renewable Energy Laws Attacked - Energy and Policy Institute

The bill also required an “Energy Mandates Study Committee” (EMSC) to produce a report with recommendations on policy changes regarding the RES. The study committee is scheduled to produce a report by September 30, 2015, as required by law. The sponsor of the bill, Senator Troy Balderson, also co-chairs the study committee and is an active member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), according to a 2011 report.

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Home - Neighborhood Progress Inc. Environmental Justice. EE/Renewables/Bailouts/LTES. Jon Stewart rips Dick Cheney a new one. On the latest Daily Show, Jon Stewart blasted Dick Cheney's criticism of President Obama's negotiations with Iran.

Jon Stewart rips Dick Cheney a new one

Calling the former vice president "a man rotten to his very core, which is in itself a tiny black hole from which no joy or light can escape" and "the jagged-toothed forest demon who steals our children," Stewart went on to say that "now and then he [Cheney] slithers out from his lair inside a mountain of kitten corpses and goes on TV or radio saying awful things. Usually we ignore it … but sometimes, we just can't. " Jon Stewart then obliterates Cheney's radio remarks with a little detective work—and a history lesson. Here are some highlights:


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Volunteers work in our San Francisco office, with program staff, on a less formal basis, and are generally able to offer a shorter amount of time than interns. Volunteers can get involved with the organization in any capacity. Tasks may range from staffing information tables at events, phone banking our members about important issues, assisting with the development and distribution of campaign/program materials, or researching and writing reports. Some volunteers make short-term agreements with the organization to assist staff, while others volunteer 1-2 hours per week over a longer period of time Please e-mail to inquire about volunteer opportunities. The Logic of Stupid Poor People.

Bully Calls News Anchor Fat, News Anchor Destroys Him On Live TV. What Killed 30,000 Children In 3 Months Has These Celebrities Saying The F-Word. In-Flight Wealth Disparity Is Hastening America’s Cultural Revolution. Activism. Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO. The March 22, 2013 Real Time with Bill Maher made a powerful point: self-identified Republicans, including those who call themselves Tea Party, are IMPERATIVELY certain that the answer to America’s woes is to slash government spending.

Republicans Want To Slash Government Spending, Can’t Name Anything To Cut (VIDEO

But when you ask them to name specific cuts, they pretty much come up with bupkus. This is what happens when people are insulated in the Fox echo chamber. They have had “must cut government spending” as a mantra, repeated hundreds of times a day, and they’ve bought in. But none of these people have any real idea about what to cut, other than “wasteful government spending”. What do Americans Mean by “Wasteful Government Spending”? The Huffington Post reported a few days ago on a poll asking Americans to explain in their own words what they mean by the phrase “wasteful government spending.” Where Can We Actually Cut Spending? ENOUGH, ANTI-CONSUMERISM CAMPAIGN. -The Little Button With A Big Message. Green Choices. DIY - A handbook for changing our world.

Video Showing the Huge Gap Between Super Rich and Everyone Else Goes Viral. For much of the past decade, policymakers and analysts have decried America's incredibly low savings rate, noting that U.S. households save a fraction of the money of the rest of the world. Citing a myriad of causes -- from cheap credit to exploitative bank practices -- they've noted that the average family puts away less than 4 percent of its income. "Wealth Inequality in America," a six-minute video produced by a YouTube user named "Politizane," casts an interesting angle on the plummeting savings rate. Set to depressing piano music and packed with crystal-clear animations, it gives a powerful snapshot of the American economic landscape.

Revolution in America. Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen - Recombinant Records. This cartoon is heavily influenced by the books Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins (1999) and Mid-Course Correction - Ray Anderson (1998). It is also in the same vein as the flash animation "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, which I watched when I was about 90% of the way through the drawing process.

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