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If Climate Neutrality is the Answer, What was the Question?

A renewed focus on personal and organizational responsibility for and action against climate change is leading to renewed interest in carbon offsets and carbon neutrality. One expression of this interest is through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The university presidents premise their commitment on the idea, as stated by Arizona State […]

A Citizen’s View: City Needs Energy and Climate Action That Matters, Not Pretends

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This article was originally published as an op-ed in the Lake Oswego Review on July 30, 2015. Just a few weeks ago, the Lake Oswego (Oregon) City Council spent more than $25,000 seeking to promote renewable energy by purchasing Portland General Electric’s (PGE’s) Clean Wind product. The city now intends to claim being 100 percent […]

There May Be No Such Thing as Pure Environmental Truth, but Deception is Alive and Well

The U.S. EPA recently posted a new YouTube video.  It’s not about the dangers of climate change, or mercury, or any of the many other depressing topics the EPA has to address. Instead it’s about renewable energy, and specifically about voluntary Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Titled RECs: Making Green Power Possible, and produced by the […]