What Works on Climate: Religion, Leadership, Innovation, and More!

WHAT WORKS

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OO Religious Leaders Should Divest From Fossil Fuels, Says UN Climate Chief – like the Catholic Church under Pope Francis.

OO UN To Back Pope Francis Statement On ‘Human Ecology’

OO Lloyd’s Calls On Insurers To Take Into Account Climate-Change Risk

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Credit AP photo/Julie Jacobson

Obama Leverages Many Billions in Energy Savings With New Initiatives,reports Emily Atkin at Climate Progress. Investing in energy efficiency for federal buildings, and a host of other initiatives will save US businesses $26 billion, significantly reduce carbon pollution, and spur growth in solar power.

OO MA Gov. Deval Patrick Calls For ‘Future Free Of Fossil Fuels,’ Zero Coal By 2018

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

Innovations:

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OO A New Super-Efficient Solar Cell Technology Just Got Better Dennis Schroeder/WWW.NREL.GOV

OO Simple Changes To Building Codes Could Revolutionize Electric Car Market

OO US Company Takes on $4 Billion Fluorescent Lighting Market With LEDs

Attitude:

OO More Chinese Than Europeans Identify Themselves As Environmentalists – we should ALL consider ourselves environmentalists…

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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