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Green Jobs by the Numbers Article
Solar panels are shown at the Mesquite Solar  1 facility under construction on September 30, 2011, in Arlington,  Arizona. There was major jobs growth in clean energy between 2003 and 2010. (AP/Ross D. Franklin)

Green Jobs by the Numbers

Kate Gordon, Matt Kasper, and Susan Lyon highlight the impressive growth of key clean energy sectors and the clean economy over the last seven years.

Kate Gordon, Matt Kasper, Susan Lyon

The Price Is Right Article
Piles of coal are shown at NRG Energy's W.A. Parish Electric Generating Station, March 16, 2011, in Thompsons, Texas. Putting a price on carbon could generate revenues that we could use to lower the deficit. (AP)

The Price Is Right

Cutting dangerous carbon pollution would cut the national deficit, create jobs, and save social programs, all while fighting climate change, write Susan Lyon and Jorge Madrid.

Susan Lyon, Jorge Madrid

School’s Out, Bad Air’s In Article
Kids enjoy the fountain at Chicago's Millennium Park. Smog and power plant toxics could aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems in children this summer as the weather heats up. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

School’s Out, Bad Air’s In

Summer smog puts our children at risk, write Jorge Madrid and Susan Lyon. Support EPA’s proposed rules to limit pollution and fight this problem.

Jorge Madrid, Susan Lyon

Fighting Asthma and Cleaning Up Our Air Article

Fighting Asthma and Cleaning Up Our Air

Susan Lyon and Jorge Madrid discuss the growing costs of asthma in the United States and how a new EPA rule would help lessen the pollution that aggravates the disease.

Susan Lyon, Jorge Madrid

The Business Case for EPA Rulemaking Article

The Business Case for EPA Rulemaking

Susan Lyon and Kate Gordon detail how EPA’s regulations help give businesses the certainty they need to innovate and create jobs.

Susan Lyon, Kate Gordon

The Stone Soup Clean Energy and Climate Bill Article
Sen. Harry Reid, speaking here at the CAP Action Fund National Clean Energy Summit, announced on July 13 that he plans to bring comprehensive clean energy legislation to the floor the week of July 26. (AP/Louie Traub)

The Stone Soup Clean Energy and Climate Bill

None of the existing bills have it all, but we can create a better bill by pulling the best proposals from existing legislation. Daniel J. Weiss, Susan Lyon, and Tina Ramos show how.

Daniel J. Weiss, Susan Lyon, Tina Ramos

Senate Oil Savings’ Greatest Hits Article
A Nissan employee looks at a charging unit for the all-electric Nissan Leaf in Smyrna, Tennessee, where the company just opened a new plant to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. (AP/Mark Humphrey)

Senate Oil Savings’ Greatest Hits

Daniel J. Weiss and Susan Lyon outline the most promising oil savings proposals in Senate bills as the chamber prepares to debate clean energy legislation in July.

Daniel J. Weiss, Susan Lyon

Powering an Oil Reform Agenda Article
Workers collect oil that has washed ashore on Fourchon Beach Port Fourchon, Louisiana. (AP/Patrick Semansky)

Powering an Oil Reform Agenda

Congress and the White House must adopt an oil reform agenda; Daniel J. Weiss and Susan Lyon outline how.

Daniel J. Weiss, Susan Lyon

Making Money on Oil Disasters Article
Nesting pelicans land on oil washing ashore on an island in Barataria Bay that is home to hundreds of brown pelican nests as well at terns, gulls, and roseate spoonbills. (AP/Gerald Herbert)

Making Money on Oil Disasters

If BP follows in Exxon’s footsteps, we could see the company squeeze the gulf disaster for profits rather than stepping up to take responsibility.

Susan Lyon, Daniel J. Weiss

Held Up Without a Gun Article
A BP logo is seen at a gas station in Washington, D.C. BP's 2010 first quarter profits were $5.6 billion, a 135 percent increase over the first quarter of 2009. Meanwhile, the company owns the oil rig that exploded and sunk in the Gulf of Mexico last week, causing what some officials say could be one of the worst spills in U.S. history. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

Held Up Without a Gun

Big Oil companies continue to see big profits while Americans get robbed at the pump, write Daniel J. Weiss and Susan Lyon.

Daniel J. Weiss, Susan Lyon

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