Posted on 29 July 2009
The Waxman-Markey bill was narrowly passed in the House late last month with a vote of 219-212, and is still under consideration in The Senate. The bill, which is titled ‘The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) aims to create jobs, increase domestic use of renewable energy and end American dependency on foreign oil. Read the full story
Posted on 02 July 2009
Last week, the U.S. cap and trade bill we keep talking about (barely) passed through the House of Representatives. Since then the news has been a jumbled mess of celebrations, warnings, facts, opinions, predictions, diatribes, rants and the lyrics to “Thriller.” Have you been keeping up with all of it? Find out in this week’s edition of Weekly Sustainability Facts—a new prize- and competition-free online game show and news roundup here at Padosa.com. Read the full story
Posted on 23 June 2009
Time examines why wind power remains unpopular despite clear economic and environmental benefits in an article posted online today. According to the story, the United States’ hesitance to warm up to a large-scale wind energy program has no basis in science, but rather economics. Though wind is an abundant and powerful resource, it still costs more than electricity generated from fossil fuels. Washington is doing little to change its policies and wind energy advocates lack an organized, significant political presence. Currently, the U.S. falls behind countries like Germany, Spain, and Japan, who have developed robust wind energy generators in spite of their small size.
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