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December 2012

Published on December 13, 2012 Written by Bryan Howard Posted in Advocacy and policy
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As Congress and the White House continue to negotiate over long-term revenue and spending items, the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure held a hearing Dec. 12 to survey stakeholder feedback on current...

Published on December 11, 2012 Written by Jane Henley Posted in Advocacy and policy

During the COP18 Climate Change negotiations in Doha recently, Yeb Saño, a member of the Philippines Climate Change Commission, broke down while calling on negotiators to do more. With 500 people dead and 250,000 homeless from Typhoon Bopha, Saño implored: “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”

Three days later, Christiana...

Published on December 10, 2012 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy
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In my last blog post, I reported on a recent study that explores the amazing “spillover” effects of green public building policies in California. A prominent global economy in and of itself, California continues to provide a fertile...

Published on December 7, 2012 Written by Peter Templeton Posted in Advocacy and policy

Doha – home to more than 70 percent of Qatar's population, the 2022 World Cup games, and the 5th most LEED registered and certified projects outside the U.S. – is a fitting host city for the UN climate negotiations, also known as COP18.

Qatar has embraced environmental sustainability as an integral part of the nation's future. This...

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