Author: Center for American Progress

10 Things Congress MUST Consider On Climate Change

This Wednesday, September 18, the House Energy and Power Subcommittee will conduct a long-overdue hearing on climate change. It is unfortunately not to seek scientific facts from reputable institutions, such as the National Academy of Sciences, the American Meteorological Society,… Read More
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Making Affordable Multifamily Housing Greener A Good Thing

President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, announced at Georgetown University in June, outlined an ambitious agenda to address the increasing dangers of climate change. Although the proposed regulatory standards on existing and new power plants have taken center stage in… Read More
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Concentrating Solar Power And Its Promising Future

Concentrating solar power—also known as concentrated solar power, concentrated solar thermal, and CSP—is a cost-effective way to produce electricity while reducing our dependence on foreign oil, improving domestic energy-price stability, reducing carbon emissions, cleaning our air, promoting economic growth, and… Read More
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California Shines Brightest In Solar Energy Jobs

California, the state that the Hollywood film industry calls home, can boast 43,700 paying jobs in the solar industry in 2012, versus only32,300 paid actors. Texas clocked in with 3,200 solar jobs, in comparison to the state’s270 to 2,410 ranchers.… Read More