Archive for the ‘Renewable Energy’ Category

The BBC is reporting that Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $15.5 million as an out-of-court settlement in a case brought by the families of nine Nigerian executed anti-oil activists, accusing the company of human rights abuses, including murder and torture. The activists, who were protesting the pollution caused by the oil industry and also […]

Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), announced Monday that Yale-educated activist and early “green” visionary Van Jones (above) starts Monday as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at CEQ. According to Sutley:  Van Jones has been a strong voice for green jobs and we look forward to having him […]

We know most of you watched the President deliver his speech on the economy last night, but here’s what we think: He stayed on message. He clearly communicated the pillars of his agenda: Energy, Health Care, and Education. He provided some details. He connected with his live audience of politicians and TV viewers. He’s smart […]

President Obama made his very first foreign trip yesterday. The brother looks cool. He met with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The two leaders discussed clean energy technologies and ways the two countries can work together to develop an electric grid that delivers clean and renewable energy. Apparently, it was a “we’re in this together” […]

President Obama signed his first major piece of legislation today. The $787B American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 will fund the rebuilding of roads and bridges, healthcare, and renewable energy. The Act — which represents the largest public spending program since World War II — will also provide tax cuts and jobs for many Americans. […]