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Alexandra Kougentakis

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Clean Energy for the Wild Blue Yonder Report
Solar arrays are seen at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. The Air Force can start using more renewable energy and become more energy efficient while saving taxpayers money. (U.S. Air Force/Airman Ist Class Nadine Y. Barclay)

Clean Energy for the Wild Blue Yonder

Alexandra Kougentakis, Tom Kenworthy, and Daniel J. Weiss provide recommendations in this report on how the Air Force can expand its use of renewable energy.

Alexandra Kougentakis, Tom Kenworthy, Daniel J. Weiss

Big Oil Misers Article
ExxonMobil's headquarters in Irving, TX. Like other big oil companies, Exxon spends millions of dollars on promoting a clean, green image while spending very little on investments in clean-energy technologies and fuels. (AP/LM Otero)

Big Oil Misers

Big oil companies profited mightily during the Bush years but still refuse to make investments in clean-energy technologies and fuels, write Daniel J. Weiss and Alexandra Kougentakis.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

Recovery Plan Captures the Energy Opportunity Article
The House-Senate conference recovery bill supplies $8.4 billion for transit projects, and an additional $8 billion for high-speed rail. These would put Americans back to work to the tune of nearly 20,000 jobs for every $1 billion invested in mass transit. (AP/Mary Altaffer)

Recovery Plan Captures the Energy Opportunity

The recovery package Congress is about to pass includes unprecedented investments in clean energy and would put Americans back to work, write Daniel J. Weiss and Alexandra Kougentakis.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

Clean Energy Decision Time Article
Investments in renewable energy in the recovery and reinvestment act will create jobs. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Clean Energy Decision Time

The House recovery bill is better for clean energy and job creation than its Senate counterpart, write Dan Weiss and Alexandra Kougentakis.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

Clean Energy, Clean Jobs Article
Peter Orszag, new director of the Office of Management and Budget, has estimated that more than 75 percent of the proposed recovery package will be spent in the next year and a half. (AP/Susan Walsh)

Clean Energy, Clean Jobs

Funds from a recovery and reinvestment package devoted to clean energy will create jobs, write Dan Weiss and Alexandra Kougentakis.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

Re-energizing the Economy Article
President-elect Barack Obama visits a wind turbine factory in Fairless Hills, Pennsyvania. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Re-energizing the Economy

Plans to rescue the U.S. economy are now before Congress. Daniel J. Weiss and Alexandra Kougentakis detail why swift enactment is essential, especially in the energy arena.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

Don’t Forget the Climate Crisis Article
Damage from Hurricane Ike in Gilchrist, Texas, on September 14, 2008. While taking action was necessary to deal with the financial crisis, continued inaction on the climate crisis will lead to severe and irreversible damage. (AP/Smiley N. Pool)

Don’t Forget the Climate Crisis

In the midst of the financial crisis, it’s important to remember that failing to solve the climate crisis will lead to severe consequences as well, writes Alexandra Kougentakis.

Alexandra Kougentakis

Oops! He Did It Again Article
G8 leaders pose for the official photo at the G8 summit last week on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Oops! He Did It Again

President Bush again weakened global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at last week's G8 summit, write Dan Weiss and Alexandra Kougentakis.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

“Groundhog Day” at the G8 Article
G8 foreign ministers gathered in Japan last week in advance of the upcoming summit. Curbing global warming is set to be a prominent issue on the agenda. (AP/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

“Groundhog Day” at the G8

An agreement on global warming will top the G8 summit agenda in Japan, but President Bush is likely to stonewall any reductions...again.

Daniel J. Weiss, Alexandra Kougentakis

On the Rise Article
Total fossil fuel energy emissions from the transportation sector have increased a total of 8.4 percent since Bush took office. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

On the Rise

Carbon dioxide emissions from energy sources saw their biggest increase in 2007 since Bush took office.

Alexandra Kougentakis