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Terry Tamminen

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Terry Tamminen, former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, is president of Seventh Generation Advisors, a strategic advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors and the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He is also the author of "Cracking the Carbon Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy." Follow him on Twitter @terrytamminen.

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  • off shore oil rig

    President Obama needs a real strategy that recognizes we will soon run out of oil and atmosphere and set goals to sustain our economy and environment in equal measures, instead of drilling for oil along the East Coast.

  • Nuclear Power Plant

    Raise your hand if US taxpayers are responsible to pay for the most expensive mistakes you make in your business. Chances are, the only hands that just went up are attached to nuclear power executives and, if that unfair advantage were removed we would see the end of nuclear power in this country.

  • coal_pile_200.jpg

    Coal is dying as a source of US power generation. Good. Let me count the ways that coal has finally been unmasked as not so cheap power.

  • gas_nozzle-_w_car.jpg

    Australia’s National Roads and Motorists' Association hosted a summit to identify obstacles hindering development and production of the many alternative fuels and technologies already available in Australia and to determine a concrete set of steps to commercialize these solutions.

  • Abu_Dhabi_bag_250.jpg

    The emirate has quietly embraced a suite of measures to make its buildings, businesses, and homes more sustainable, including a ban on plastic shopping bags.

  • The coal fueled Fiddlers Ferry power station emits vapour into the night sky in Warrington, United Kingdom.

    Overlooked in the aftermath of the deadly, Connecticut, power-plant blast is that no one in 21st century America should die in the quest to keep our lights on and our flat panel TVs glowing.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger California Governor

    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is trying to make California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger look like a carbon girlie man. Massachusetts is on target to cut carbon almost 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's new rule requiring publicly held companies to disclose their exposure to potential losses from climate change helps not hurts Corporate America.

  • The Carbon Challenge - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Many economists argue that manufacturing is crucial to long-term economic stability. But is there anything left for America to manufacture? The answer is yes—if we focus on products for the growing low-carbon economy.

  • climate_change_billboard.jpg

    Investors are just as ill prepared for a sudden shift to sustainable energy as they were for the sub-prime meltdown.