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Debate Over Dismantling of General Electric Cleanup Facilities on the Hudson

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-08-28 13:41.

General Electric has been spending billions of dollars cleaning up PCB pollution in the upper Hudson River over the past 6 years. PCBs were used by GE in the manufacturing of electronics but were eventually linked to cancer in animals and found to have a negative impact on wildlife. After PCBs were banned in the 1970s, GE was ordered to remove about two-thirds of the PCB pollution from the river by the Environmental Protection Agency.


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New Study: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is Responsible for Half of Energy Sector Emissions Reductions

Submitted by Susan Torres on Fri, 2015-08-28 10:17.
New York is reducing emissions.New York is reducing emissions.

According to a new study from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was responsible for half of the carbon dioxide emissions reductions achieved in the power sector in New York and eight other participating states between 2009 and 2012.

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Google's New Tool Tells How Much You Can Save With Solar Panels

Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-08-24 10:43.

Deciding whether it’s worth it to install solar panels on your roof can be an intimidating and complicated process. In fact, this is the biggest challenge to getting more people to adopt rooftop solar. As it often does, however, Google is stepping in to try and make the answer to this question much easier.


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Bloomberg: Why Municipalities are the Key to Fighting Climate Change

Submitted by Susan Torres on Mon, 2015-08-24 10:21.

In case you missed it, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote an intriguing essay in the current issue of Foreign Policy Magazine on “Why Municipalities are the Key to Fighting Climate Change.” Here’s a quick rundown of the key points that really got us so excited by his piece:


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