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Olympic Athletes Want Climate Change Addressed

Olympic Athletes Want Climate Change Addressed

Those of us who understand the threat of climate change are cherishing this winter’s cold and snow because we know it won’t be very long before the earth is too warm for winters. Olympic athletes (and the skiing industry) also know that and 105 of them – mostly from the US – signed a letter calling on world leaders to


Climate Deniers: A Rare Breed in America

According to the latest research, the vast majority of Americans both Democrat and Republican embrace the veracity of anthropogenic climate change and want the government to do something about it. However, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, a solid majority (58 percent) of Republicans in the current Congress deny the existence


President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: How Business Can Benefit

Earlier this summer, President Obama announced his Climate Action Plan designed to use executive authority to spur reductions in greenhouse gas emissions across the public, private and consumer sectors. While some large corporations, such as Nike and Wal-Mart, have publicly expressed their support for the plan, some trepidation remains among other private sector actors. Notably, the


Taking Action to Grow Solar

Americans love solar energy and 92 percent of them are demanding greater access to it. It’s hard to get that many Americans to agree on anything – let alone something as politically charged as energy. And yet, solar energygenerates that kind of support. Americans understand that solar is a solution to many of the problems

HelioPower Solar Event Part of 350.org’s 10.10.10 Climate Action Day

350.org is organizing a Global Work Party across the world on Sunday 10/10/10 to celebrate climate solutions and send our politicians a clear message: "We’re getting to work—what about you?" So far, there are 5127 events planned in 174 countries. HelioPower will be supporting our clients, Barbara and Steve inMalibu, to host a solar electric


The Berkeley Climate Action Plan

Berkeley has a long history of green innovation including curbsiderecycling, greener vehicle fleets, and a polystyrene foam ban twodecades ago. In July, Berkeley was been named a 2010 Smarter City for Energy. Berkeley documented a measurable decline in greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions since 2002. The city had a 14 percent decrease in itsemissions in 2005 from

Clean Energy Investment and Urgent Action Needed

The Silicon ValleyLeadership Group and Stanford’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center heldtheir annual Energy Summit this past Friday. If I had to characterizethe overall sentiment of the Summit, I would say the themes that emerged were: clean energy investment and action are urgently needed; political gridlock is an impediment; and Silicon Valley runs the risk of


Is The President’s Call to Action a Buying Opportunity for Solar Stocks?

When the stock market was decliningthrough mid and late 2008 and early 2009, great buying opportunitieswere everywhere. But who knew the bottom would be the first week ofMarch 2009. If you dallied a week, you missed 10% of the recovery. So nearlyeverybody missed the bottom. During the recession, solar stocks were among the hardest hit


Key Points from U.S. Climate Action Report

The U.S. Climate Action Report is one of the most significantdocuments on U.S. policy initiatives and actions to address climatechange. It also provides a review of federal efforts “…to increasescientific understanding of climate change, and provide foreignassistance to help other nations mitigate and adapt to the effects ofclimate change.” This is the fifth climate action


U.S. Renewable Energy Industries Say Long-Term Growth Reliant on Government Action

Thanks to the stimulus package, U.S. geothermal and solarindustries achieved record growth in 2009, however both industries saylong-term growth relies on more clean energy public policy being passed. Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will continueto flow into alternative energy sectors in 2010; so, this year isexpected to be another growth year for

State Energy-Efficiency Action Network Goes Live

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the State Energy Efficiency Action Network last week, which aims to accelerate deployment of energy efficiency policies and programs at the state level. The goal of SEE Action is to assistenergy policymakers, utility regulators, energy efficiency programadministrators, and other market


Green Talk vs. Green Action

Every week seems to bring a new development thatunderscores the incoherence of the environmental movement, whichbelieves global warming is the world’s most pressing problem yet isoften the biggest roadblock to efforts to address the problem bydeveloping cleaner sources of energy. The latest example: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s push to protect 1million acres of the Mojave Desert,

Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman and Robbins LLP files class action suit against SunPower

Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP announced that a classaction has been commenced in the United States District Court for theNorthern District of California on behalf of purchasers of SunPowerCorp. publicly traded securities during the period between April 17,2008 and November 16, 2009, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Ifyou wish to serve as lead plaintiff,