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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change 16.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

In a grim twist, the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp. could now slow California’s efforts to fight climate...

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Toto's song 'Africa' takes new form ... in an undisclosed desert location 15.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Artist Max Siedentopf has incorporated the song into a new installation in the Namib desert, using an MP3 player connected to six speakers. He told the BBC that he "wanted to pay the song the ultimate homage and physically exhibit 'Africa' in Africa."
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The Green New Deal Is Happening in China 14.1.2019
China’s progress in promoting electric cars and clean energy should tell us a great deal about the potential in the US.

The post The Green New Deal Is Happening in China appeared first on Truthout.

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CU Boulder researchers report nearly 5-degree warming at Lake Dillon 14.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A nearly four-decade water quality study led by a University of Colorado professor at Lake Dillon in Summit County has found that its surface temperature has warmed by almost 5 degrees Fahrenheit during that time.
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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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Pedestrian struck dead by train in Weld County 12.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Platteville Police Department announced Friday it is investigating a fatal train versus pedestrian collision.
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Tri-State announces new 100-megawatt solar project in southern Colorado 12.1.2019 Denver Post: Business
Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is building a new, 100-megawatt solar project in southern Colorado, more than doubling the power it gets from solar energy.
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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

At least nine governors taking their oaths of office this month, from Nevada to Michigan to New York, campaigned...

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Care about the environment? Here's what to watch in the 2019 Legislature 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
From energy storage to pollinators, check some of the major environmental issues to watch during the 2019 legislative session.
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What would happen if PG&E sold its gas business or filed for bankruptcy? 8.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California’s largest power company faces an existential crisis as it confronts the looming possibility of tens of billions of dollars in wildfire liability.

Shares of PG&E Corp. — which owns Pacific Gas & Electric Co. — sank 22.3% to $18.95 on Monday after reports that the utility could face at...

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Beto O’Rourke Says He’s “Supportive of the Concept” of a Green New Deal 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Beto O’Rourke is the latest potential 2020 presidential candidate to get behind a Green New Deal. In a statement to HuffPost, a spokesman for O’Rourke, whose high-profile bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) propelled the former House Democrat from Texas onto […]
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SoCal Edison’s new rates will vary with the time of day. Some customers may not benefit much — or at all 3.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Nearly 7 million California households will begin switching to new electricity rates this year that change based on the time of day, bringing lower energy bills for some.

But critics say time-varying rates could hurt more homes than they help — and a new study finds people tend to overestimate...

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“It takes your breath away”: Colorado’s large new class of legislators prepare to wield power 2.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The diverse group of incoming state legislators includes a pediatrician and solar entrepreneur, as well as Colorado's first transgender lawmaker and nine new Latino members who, when added to the list of five returning legislators, set a record for Latino representation in the General Assembly. It's also the first time women have held a majority in either chamber. The Colorado House has 33 women and 32 men, but this could change in the coming days because of one and potentially two appointments.
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New Horizons' rendezvous with Ultima Thule went off without a hitch, NASA says 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s official.

Four billion miles from Earth, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft successfully sped past a small, cold Kuiper Belt object known as Ultima Thule Monday night, busily collecting data on the most distant world ever visited by humankind.

The flyby occurred at 9:33 p.m. PST New Year’s Eve,...

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NASA's New Horizons to make history with far-out visit to Ultima Thule 31.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In the cold vacuum of space, 1 billion miles past Pluto, a piano-sized spacecraft is about to make history.

NASA’s New Horizons probe is scheduled to fly past a mysterious object known as Ultima Thule at 9:33 p.m. PST on New Year’s Eve.

Located roughly 4 billion miles from Earth, it will be the...

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Inside the Bill That Set the “Strongest Clean Energy Requirement in the Nation” 31.12.2018 Mother Jones
Washington, DC is positioning itself on the climate policy fast track. The District of Columbia city council voted unanimously last week to approve an expansive climate bill requiring utility providers to generate 100 percent of their energy supply from renewable sources by 2032. If DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signs the legislation as expected, the provisions […]
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Warren Buffett's power company wants to charge Californians for upgrades to out-of-state coal plants 28.12.2018 LA Times: Business

Homes and businesses in four Northern California counties get their electricity from an out-of-state company controlled by Warren Buffett — and soon Buffett’s company may be allowed to charge them for upgrades to coal plants in Wyoming and Colorado even though a California law prevents most utilities...

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'Science House' a case study in progress of efficient living 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Science Museum of Minnesota's "Science House" generates more energy than it consumes. The Climate Cast team recently took a tour to find out how.
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Congress should ensure that aid to black lung sufferers is there when they need it 28.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Although the future of American electricity production will center on renewable sources, such as solar and wind, coal still fuels the plants generating about 30% of the power that lights and cools our homes, runs factory machinery and keeps computers like the ones used to produce this editorial...

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Burn natural gas for power? The DWP should weigh the health costs of climate change and pollution 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Is it physics or economics that’s behind the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s belief that it may need to refurbish its natural-gas-burning power plants? There’s a disconnect at the heart of DWP’s argument.

According to an article in the L.A. Times, DWP staff claim the...

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