Weed Growers Are a Drag on Denver’s Energy Supply

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The flowering reefer industry is sucking up energy, and the city has no efficiency plans in place to mitigate the problem.

Solar Power Is Mostly for the Affluent. Here’s Obama’s Plan to Spread the Wealth Around.

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Low-income households account for less than 5 percent of rooftop solar power.

How the Fukushima Disaster Crippled Japan’s Climate Plans

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2013. Japan Pool/ZUMA

Japan’s climate strategy is broken. Can President Obama help fix it?

Texas City Opts For 100% Renewable Energy–to Save Cash, Not the Planet


Georgetown, Texas, decision not about going green:”‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,” says city official.

Scott Brown Urged GOP Senators To Kill Jeanne Shaheen’s Energy Efficiency Bill

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The 2014 campaign is already hurting the climate.


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