May 27, 2015

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Energy and the Environment

Did you know that nuclear and hydropower generated 6,000 terawatt hours of energy in 2011? Compare that to wind power which generated 450 terawatt hours and solar energy which generated less than 60 terawatt hours and you’ll soon discover the answer to lowering emissions of greenhouse gases and other toxins cannot rely simply in renewable […]

ConservAmerica: Leading the Way

We’ve been in the trenches for twenty years now. For several years, we’ve worked tirelessly to discuss a realistic path forward to lower greenhouse gas and toxin emissions, strengthen the U.S. economy, and to claim the next hundred years as the American Century of Energy Innovation. We’ve always believed that nuclear energy, hydropower, and natural […]

Hydropower Resurgence?

In terms of greenhouse gas mitigation, hydropower is still king of the hill. Worldwide, hydropower prevents the release of more than 2.6 billion tons of GHG. For comparison, nuclear energy prevents the release of 2.2 billion tons and renewable energy clocks in at 600 million tons. “From its experience of almost four decades of work […]

Wall Street

S & P Issues Climate Risk Report

Wall Street’s business is to quantify risk. Standard & Poor’s issues a new report titled “Climate Change Will Likely Test The Resilience Of Corporates’ Creditworthiness To Natural Catastrophes” “It’s unlikely that any company on its own can take adequate risk measures or purchase sufficient insurance to protect itself in the event of extreme natural catastrophes. […]

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Fortenberry Receives Conservation Accolades

Our friend, Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, has been named this year’s National Wildlife Federation’s Legislative Conservation Achievement Award. The annual “Connies” are held each May. Rep. Fortenberry recently joined ConservAmerica for an intimate conference on energy options in America. His thoughtful participation was a key to its success. Here is what NWF said about our […]

Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Signed into Law

“This is an important part of our energy plan for America that can help bring jobs back, help make our manufacturers more competitive, and actually help to protect the environment.” Read Senator Portman’s press release.

TALKING POINTS: California Carbon Emissions Plan

Chairman Upton (R-MI) discusses micro-beads during E&C Committee hearing.

Upton: Micro-beads are Major Problem

Chairman Fred Upton leads the Energy and Commerce Committee on legislation to prevent harmful micro-beads from entering the food chain. Read more.

Nuclear Energy: Coming to a Home Near You in 2025

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman writing in the Wall Street Journal: “Now in the testing process, the first small modular reactors (SMRs) could be powering American homes beginning around 2025. SMRs produce up to 300 megawatts of electricity–enough to power 238,000 homes, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. SMRs, like today’s nuclear energy facilities, produce […]

Michael Martin Murphey and ConservAmerica Executive Director Rob Sisson

Murphey Western Institute

Earth Day Texas, a three day festival held at Fair Park in Dallas every spring, is an unique opportunity for businesses, NGO’s, and government entities to share best practices and discuss issues. ConservAmerica is a proud exhibitor and active participant in the event. We’ve been there every year since its inception. This year, we had […]

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Michigan Republicans Leading Way on Energy Efficiency

Executive Director Rob Sisson recently participated in an energy efficiency toured sponsored by Christian Coalition, including a stop at Bell’s Brewery, a pioneer in micro-brewing and sustainability practices. See what Rep. Fred Upton and several state legislators have to say about the topic and the tour (YouTube video).