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The Road to Cancun, Part 4: An American in Brussels

There are times and places where being an American can make you the center of attention, and not always in a fun way. When your country does things that the rest of the world sees as selfish, short-sighted, ignorant, arrogant … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun, Part 3: There’s Something About Connie

The EU’s top climate official is the Mick Jagger of eurocrats. Connie Hedegaard has a reputation for being whip smart, politically savvy and intensely passionate about the need to move forward on dealing with climate change. And when the Danish … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun, Part 2: The View from Brussels

The planet is sliding down a rapidly deteriorating path toward a global climate catastrophe, and unless the rest of the world starts acting a lot more like Europe — and fast — we’re all toast. That’s a very condensed, highly … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun: Europe and the Next Climate Conference

It’s 4 a.m. and I’m jet-lagging in a hotel room in Brussels. Italian soccer highlights on the muted TV, ragged graffiti scrawled on the nearly 200-year-old walls of the Jardin Botanique just outside my window. I’m here with nearly 100 … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trains

Traveling by train shouldn’t suck. In fact, if you’ve taken passenger trains in Europe, you know it can be fast and efficient and even fun. All too often, riding the Amtrak Cascades line — between Vancouver BC and Eugene, Oregon — … Continue reading

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Northwest’s First Utility-Scale Solar Project Gets Final Green Light

What would be the largest solar power plant in the US is slated to go up — not in the Arizona desert or sunny Southern California – but just 90 miles southeast of cloudy Seattle. The Teanaway Solar Reserve has been … Continue reading

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Portugal Slams In Renewables (and it seems to be working …)

Five years ago, the Portuguese decided to get serious about renewable energy. Now, according to an article by Elisabeth Rosenthal in the New York Times, they’ve gone from getting 17 percent of their electricity from renewables to nearly 45 percent … Continue reading

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Not Even a Mouse …

The proverb about an elephant laboring mightily and bringing forth a mouse comes to mind … But the fact is that when the U.S. Senate gave up last week on trying to pass even a stripped-down, no-climate-stuff kind of energy bill, … Continue reading

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