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2012 Elections

Protester rallies against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C.
Environmentalists say Pres. Obama has more reasons than ever to deny the pipeline, including his renewed focus on tackling climate change.
Less than a week after President Obama's re-election, environmental groups are again pressuring him...
Nov 9, 2012 | Read More
BrightSource's Ivanph solar project in California, first large-scale solar therm
A second Obama White House guarantees California a federal supporter in its crusade to slow global warming.
For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy...
Nov 8, 2012 | Read More
President Obama after his re-election on Tuesday night.
Green groups wasted no time announcing a protest in front of the White House to claim a mandate for action, but partisan gridlock remains.
Even before President Obama took the stage for his victory speech last night, environmentalists...
Nov 7, 2012 | Read More
Damaged caused to houses from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coast
An emergency declaration from the White House allowed federal money and responders to flow even before Sandy made landfall.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie captured national headlines—and conservative scorn—for praising...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More
Bill Clinton and Prop 3
Prop 3 is the only clean energy issue on a state ballot. Michigan's standing as a battleground state is putting the measure under a national spotlight.
Update at 1:00 ET on Nov. 7, 2012: Proposal 3 was defeated at the polls Tuesday. Roughly 36 percent...
Nov 2, 2012 | Read More
Sign advertising a 'Stop the War On Coal' rally in Franklin, Pa.
What’s driving the decline of the U.S. coal industry? Turns out there’s no simple answer—even though some politicians want one.
Power plant operators are shuttering aging coal facilities at record rates—a trend presidential...
Oct 16, 2012 | Read More
Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Mt. Adams, Ohio
Climate issues are absent this election, but research shows that merely mentioning a topic during the TV debates could help elevate it in voters' minds.
Aside from Mitt Romney's recent jab at Barack Obama's concern over global warming—and the president...
Oct 1, 2012 | Read More
Koch Industries has had a stake going back 50-yearsin Canadian heavy oil through
Recent action by Koch Oil Sands pulls the curtain back further on the Koch family's deep but quiet involvement in Canada's oil sands industry.
A Canadian division of Koch Industries is reviewing a range of offers to buy up to 220,000 net...
Sep 20, 2012 | Read More
Mitt Romney with Shai Agassi, CEO and founder of Better Place
Romney advisor Dan Senor says that traditional oil drilling is the technology of the past. The ‘real economic growth’ is in cleantech and greentech.
Mitt Romney has vowed to drill the nation's way out of its foreign oil addiction instead of...
Sep 4, 2012 | Read More
Retired Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn, president and CEO of the American Council on Re
Retired Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn: 'We decided that we're not going to just stand by and be defensive.'
The renewable energy industry's main trade group has officially come out swinging against the...
Jun 25, 2012 | Read More