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Anti-Coal Day on Capitol Hill

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Published: May 20th, 2010

This weekend, twelve thousand students converged on Washington demanding the U.S. lead the world with a cleaner, greener, and more innovative energy policy. Powershift 09 attracted double the numbers of its 07 convention. All day long, students filled the halls of Congress lobbying their elected officials to fight global warming. Meanwhile, a parallel protest called the Capitol Climate Action was taking place out in the streets. Thousands marched to the Capitol Power Plant (owned by Congress) demanding that it convert from coal to natural gas. Activists like writer Bill McKibben, poet Wendell Berry, and NASA scientist James Hansen—who all risked arrest to make their point—hailed the days activities as the kickoff for a year of worldwide mobilizations leading to the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December.

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Rep. Van Hollen On Investing In Clean, Renewable Energy

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Published: December 2nd, 2009

Today, the House of Representatives is debating the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 (H.R. 5351), which will end unnecessary subsidies to Big Oil companies and invest in clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency. It will extend and expand tax incentives for renewable electricity, energy and fuel, as well as for plug-in hybrid cars, and energy efficient homes, buildings, and appliances. These provisions are critical to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs. And the preservation of existing jobs relies on them too: a recent study showed that allowing the renewable energy incentives to expire would lead to about 116,000 jobs being lost in the wind and solar industries through the end of 2009.

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Rep. Van Hollen – Its Time For An Oil Change

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Published: November 29th, 2009

Today, the House is debating the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 6899. The legislation is a bold step forward, helping end our dependence on foreign oil and increase our national security. It launches a clean renewable energy future that creates new American jobs, expands domestic energy supply-including new offshore drilling, and invents and builds more efficient vehicles, buildings, homes, and infrastructure. It will lower costs to consumers and protect the interests of taxpayers. It is a comprehensive strategy, and the product of bipartisan compromise. It offers Republicans who say they want a comprehensive approach the choice to make sure Big Oil pays its fair share. Learn more at: http://www.speaker.gov/legislation?id=0252

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Rep. Van Hollen Offers an Amendment to the Energy Bill

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Published: November 29th, 2009

The Van Hollen Home Energy Audit amendment asks states and utilities to partner with the federal government to promote the use of home energy audits, education homeowners about the financial and environmental benefits associated with residential energy efficiency improvements, and publicize the availability of federal and state incentives to make residential energy efficiency improvements more affordable. The amendment passed unanimously

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Rep. Van Hollen – Curbing Oil Speculation

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Published: November 22nd, 2009

The House debates the Energy Markets Emergency Act. The bill would take crucial steps to curb excessive speculation in the energy futures markets by directing the CFTC to use all its authority, including its emergency powers, immediately to curb the role of excessive speculation in any contract market trading energy futures or swaps and use its most potent emergency tools. Rep. Chris Van Hollen speaks in favor.

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Chris Van Hollen gets unopposed time to tell truth on FOX

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Published: November 19th, 2009

Of course, it was due to technical difficulties but he took full advantage and told viewers some reality for a change. More and comments at www.newshounds.us

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