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March 2011

Published on March 25, 2011 Written by Roger Platt Posted in Advocacy and policy

Or: How The Turks are Poised to Help Win the Future of Green Building in Europe, Asia and the Middle East

On a recent trip to Istanbul, I was inspired not only by the stunning culture, beauty, dignity and economic vitality of that city but also by its fast-growing commitment to high performance green building. The...

Published on March 16, 2011 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

Welcome to another extremely busy season for state legislative activity. If you haven't started paying attention, the action in most states is in high gear, as most state legislatures meet in the first quarter of the year. Some states are even finishing their 2011 sessions and are already closing their doors until next time around.


Published on March 15, 2011 Written by Anonymous Posted in Advocacy and policy

Pretend you are the President of the United States for a minute. The economy has pulled out of the recession, but everyone is cautious about the fragility of the recovery. To get the energy we need, we're razing mountains in Appalachia and sending billions for oil to undemocratic, unfriendly governments in the Middle East. And last summer oil...

Published on March 11, 2011 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy

On Wednesday, the United States Senate failed to break a stalemate on dueling proposals to fund operations of the federal government through the rest of the fiscal year. The Senate, largely on party lines...

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