Capital New York: State regulators approve plan to overhaul energy grid

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By Scott Waldman and David Giambusso; Original story here ALBANY—The plan adopted by the Public Service Commission on Thursday sets in motion the Cuomo administration’s attempt to modernize the state’s energy grid. The Reforming Energy Vision plan will encourage the growth of wind and solar power to make the state’s electrical grid more reliant on… Read more »

Albany Times Union: N.Y. can set new energy standard

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By Lyndon Rive and Mark Ruffalo; Original story here As America watched the ball drop in Times Square, New Yorkers could ring in the New Year with similar celebration for the clean, renewable energy jobs growing in 2015 and beyond. With major decisions coming out of the governor’s office and Public Service Commission last month,… Read more »

The New York Times: A Chat on New York’s Shale Gas Ban with Anti-Fracking Superhero Mark Ruffalo

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By Andrew C. Revkin; Original story here On Twitter early this morning, I had a productive exchange about Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to ban shale gas development in New York with Mark Ruffalo, the actor best known for playing the Marvel comic character Hulk. Ruffalo, who lives near the Delaware River in the upstate… Read more »

autoblog green: Leilani Munter loves her Energy Freedom Race Car, Tesla Model S

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By Sebastian Blanco; Original story here ARCA Racer Says NASCAR Fans Are Ready For Green Message Leilani Münter is putting a red, white and blue spin on green at the Kansas Speedway tonight. That’s where the eco-minded racer is debuting her Energy Freedom car with the message that people should be able to choose how clean… Read more »

USA TODAY: ‘Largest-ever’ climate-change march rolls through NYC

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By Alia E. Dastagir ; Original story here NEW YORK — More than 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate-change demonstration in history. With banners, flags, floats and drums, protesters at the “People’s Climate March” overwhelmed midtown Manhattan in flocks of vivid color, demanding… Read more »

msnbc: The faces of the new climate movement

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By Bridget Todd; Original story here The numbers are in. The People’s Climate March brought out more than 300,000 people Sunday in New York City, according to organizers, making it the largest climate demonstration in history. Ahead of the United Nations Climate summit Tuesday, demonstrators came from all over the world to demand global leaders take meaningful… Read more »

The Huffington Post: Clean Energy is a 100 Percent American Success Story

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Op-Ed written by Mark Ruffalo; Original story here Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt our climate, they are showcasing the single most practical way to tackle climate… Read more »

Fusion: Hot wheels: Leilani Münter’s fight for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

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By Fusion; Full story including in depth interviews with Mark Ruffalo, Marco Krapels, Jeff Chamberlain, and Brandon Hurlbut here Leilani Münter is a professional race car driver, but her self-proclaimed slogan “a vegan hippie chick with a racecar” proves there is more to her than most competitors in the male-dominated sport. Münter, who competes in… Read more »

The Huffington Post: Parenting, Climate Change and Solutions

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By Lisa Hoyos; Original story here One thing most people will become after joining the ranks of parenthood is “resourceful.” There’s all sorts of new information we need to pack in our brains, from raising healthy eaters, to assembling Lego sets a thousand times more complicated than the ones we grew up with, to helping… Read more »