A 2011 study by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the marijuana industry is responsible for 1 percent of U.S. electricity use, primarily because of resources associated with indoor cultivation and storage.
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Yesterday New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city's air was the cleanest in decades. With urban populations rapidly increasing, cities are becoming effective hubs for confronting climate change.
The inaugural Climate Hero Award was given to George W. Bush's presidential library for its energy efficiency. A quick review of the Bush administration's environmental policies reminds us that Bush devoted more energy to preventing action on climate change than addressing it.