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TVA's Community Action Panel has been a success


  • Union of Concerned Scientists

The Tennessee Valley Authority created its Community Action Panel to ask questions about the construction of its Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor, writes Dave Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer who has participated… Read More

Senate passes Shaheen/Portman energy-efficiency bill


  • Hill, The

The Senate has approved an energy-efficiency bill from Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. The bipartisan bill would improve energy efficiency in buildings and includes a provision e… Read More

"Ethical" brands can be a turn-off for consumers


  • Guardian (London), The

Marketers should be wary of claiming that their brands are "ethical," writes Oliver Balch. Preachy marketing messages tend to rub consumers the wrong way, Balch argues. "Just because consumers want th… Read More