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Minnesota pledges 100 percent carbon-free energy. Is it possible? 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota already has a 25 percent renewable energy mandate, and close to half of the state's electricity comes from carbon-free sources: renewable energy, which mostly comes from wind but also solar and hydroelectricity; and non-renewable nuclear, which doesn't give off carbon.
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Rarest orangutans 'doomed' by Indonesia dam project 5.3.2019 BBC: World
Only 800 Tapanuli orangutans are left and a new dam could push them to extinction, say campaigners.
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Environmentalists Didn’t Expect This Would Happen When They Busted Up Dams 2.3.2019 Mother Jones
This post was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Dam busting is a grand tradition of American environmentalism. In 1966, when the Sierra Club and allies got Congress to prohibit new dams in the Grand Canyon it was “a turning point, the biggest victory yet for conservation,” according to the PBS […]
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California is uniquely fire-prone thanks to its long romance with high-voltage power lines 28.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The recent fires in California have been rightly linked to global warming. But as more residents are learning every year, another long-term factor is playing a key role: California’s power grid.

Cal Fire estimates that electric power networks have caused about 10% of California’s recent wildfires,...

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Here’s How an FDR Works Project Could Become the Centerpiece of a Green New Deal 24.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In May 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act establishing the nation’s largest public utility and setting in motion an ambitious New Deal policy to provide electricity and jobs to some of the poorest Americans in the midst […]
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Jump-Starting the Dam Removal Movement in the US 20.1.2019
Removing unused dams is one of the most important things we can do for rivers and the ecosystems they support.

The post Jump-Starting the Dam Removal Movement in the US appeared first on Truthout.

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It Was a Bad Year for Carbon Emissions—Even in California 13.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Carbon emissions are rising in the the United States, and it looks like the golden green state of California is part of the problem. Despite putting up acres of solar panels, California’s electric system produced more greenhouse gases in 2018 than in […]
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Tanzania dam: Power plant planned in Selous game reserve 12.12.2018 BBC: World
Environmentalists oppose the plan to build the plant in one of East Africa's best-known game reserves.
Liberia electricity crisis: 'About 60% of power stolen' 5.12.2018 BBC: World
People are making illegal connections to homes and offices, cheating the state utility, officials say.
Australian students in mass climate protest 30.11.2018 BBC: Science
Thousands skip school to urge action on climate change, despite criticism from Australia's PM.
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Climate change: Bug covered 'bionic mushroom' generates clean energy 7.11.2018 BBC: Science
Mushrooms for lunch inspire scientists to try to generate electricity from a fungus covered in bacteria.
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Large hydropower dams 'not sustainable' in the developing world 6.11.2018 BBC: Science
A new study says that big hydro electricity projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment.
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Scottish Power to use 100% wind power after sale to Drax 16.10.2018 BBC: Business
Power company Drax pays £702m for the rest of Scottish Power's traditional generation business.
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China reshapes the vital Mekong River to power its expansion 6.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Chinese companies are building infrastructure and dams along the vast river that runs through five Southeast Asian countries before emptying into the South China Sea.
SSE warns of 'disappointing' trading after warm weather 12.9.2018 BBC: Business
The energy company's profits will be lower than expected because of hot weather and high gas prices.
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'They dammed everything' 11.9.2018 BBC: Science
Hundreds of hydropower projects threaten to harm Bosnia's rivers, protesters say.
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Hydropower dams: What's behind the global boom? 6.8.2018 BBC: Technology
Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower.
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Hundreds missing after hydroelectric dam collapses in Laos 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The official Lao news agency KPL said the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Attapeu province collapsed Monday evening, releasing large amounts of water that swept away houses and made more than more than 6,600 people homeless.
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SSE profits hit as hot weather affects wind turbines 19.7.2018 BBC: Business
The energy group says profits have been hit by £80m as temperatures affect power and demand.
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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