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The Politics of Saving Energy vs. Saving the Planet

May 20, 2013

image of a CFL light bulb Researchers at Michigan State University's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability report on the complexities consumers exhibit when deciding whether or not to put their money where their carbon footprint is. Full Story

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