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Green Scissors 2011 and ARPA-E

Aug. 25, 2011 / Posted by: Ben Schreiber / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

The recently released Green Scissors 2011 report identifies environmentally beneficial spending cuts that could save taxpayers more than $380 billion. Recommended cuts range from giveaways to big oil companies to road projects to environmentally d...

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Climate change and weather chaos

Jun. 17, 2011 / Posted by: Kelly Trout / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

In the past several years, extreme weather events have wreaked devastation around the globe – from violent tornadoes that descend out of nowhere to reduce entire towns to rubble, to floodwaters that break their containment dams and levees to...

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Senate votes to end ethanol tax breaks

Jun. 17, 2011 / Posted by: Rebecca Connors / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

On June 16, 2011, the Senate voted 73-27 to end the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit. This major victory against dirty corn ethanol had strong bipartisan support across the political spectrum, including some of the Senate’s most progress...

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What would Robin Hood say?

Jun. 15, 2011 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

This blog post is one of a series of updates from Friends of the Earth representatives at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany. By Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland June 1...

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