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Green News: The Role of “Microgrids” In An “All Of The Above” Approach to Combating Climate Change

Original article: AFTER years of hype, renewable energy has gone mainstream in much of the United States and, increasingly, around the world. But many communities that need small-scale renewable energy remain out in the cold — literally and figuratively. In … Continue reading


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Green News: The Roles of “Rich” and “Poor” Countries in Combating Climate Change

Major Polluters:  A rule proposed by the Enivironmental Protection Agency would cut carbon pollution from power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 – the equivalent, according to the agency, of taking two-thirds of all cars and trucks in America … Continue reading


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Green News: The Science, Technology, Economics And Geopolitics Of Climate Change Align

Sustainable development is arguably the most pressing challenge of the 21st century. The effort to reduce extreme poverty and modernize underdeveloped regions of the world is invariably linked to access to energy. The way the developing world fills its energy needs (traditional vs. … Continue reading


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Transparency Thursday: Climate Change, Pollution, and Premature Death

Here at Normative Narratives, the negative impacts of Climate Change are always a hot-button issue. In previous posts, I have examined the linkages between climate change and drought / conflict and assessed the sustainability of development in the BRIC countries. … Continue reading


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America’s Choice: Winner-Take-All or Social Democracy

The 2018 midterm elections, which saw significant gains for the Democratic Party, were in many ways a rejection of President Trump’s policies and worldview. But while the American people seemingly know what we don’t want, do we know what we … Continue reading


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With Tax Reform, America Must Go “Back to the Future”

Tax reform is not “sexy”, there is no getting around this fact. It is, however, a very important issue, as every government program is funded either by tax dollars or debt. While the specifics of tax policy may be difficult to comprehend, … Continue reading