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Tesla has a new rival in its quest to make solar rooftops happen 19.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Elon Musk recently declared 2019 the “year of the solar roof.”

The Tesla Inc. chief executive may be right — but not in the way he’s expecting. While the automaker tries to ramp up production of its textured-glass, solar-cell-embedded rooftop tiles, another group of formidable rivals is emerging:...

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Colorado School of Mines engineers turn their talents from the terrestrial to the celestial 17.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Colorado School of Mines is tapping its tradition of natural resource development on Earth to help lead efforts to identify and develop extraterrestrial resources as humans venture further and longer into space.
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Wind-solar pairing cuts equipment costs, increases output 15.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A trailblazing wind-solar hybrid project in western Minnesota could be a preview of what's to come as renewable developers look for new ways to bolster projects.
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California’s wildfire threat could be an opportunity for clean-energy microgrids 15.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the untrained eye, the shipping containers clustered on the outskirts of Borrego Springs don’t look like an innovative clean-energy technology that could help California cope with wildfires.

But these containers, in the remote desert of eastern San Diego County, are packed with lithium-ion batteries...

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How Etsy is offsetting carbon from its shipping 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The online retailer says it's the first company of its kind to pay for carbon offsets for all its shipping.
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In midst of an oil boom, New Mexico sets bold new climate goals 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill this week mandating state utilities use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Meanwhile, oil production in the southeast corner of the state is breaking records.
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Edison CEO talks wildfires, climate change and the utility's vanishing monopoly 13.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

These days, Pedro Pizarro spends a lot of time fighting fires.

Pizarro is president and chief executive of Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, which provides electricity to 15 million people. Unlike Pacific Gas & Electric — which could face tens of billions of dollars...

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Could electric vehicles be the future for Kenyan travel? 12.3.2019 BBC: Technology
Kenya's electricity surplus could be capitalised on by a company reconditioning electric vehicles.
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Enormous Solar Storm Hit Earth 2,600 Years Ago 12.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Should a similar event take place today it would have a devastating effect on society, scientists say.
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It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's imagine that we've ended global warming. Humans no longer are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Here's what life is like in a zero-carbon world.
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Green power runs up against desert conservation in California 11.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California lawmakers’ grand ambitions to fight climate change are running into a familiar obstacle: the parochial concerns of local governments and property owners.

The latest battle over state needs vs. local control is being fought in San Bernardino County, where the Board of Supervisors voted...

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Jay Inslee Calls for the Nuclear Option to Combat Climate Change 10.3.2019 Mother Jones
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democratic presidential candidate focused on climate change, argued Sunday that the Senate will have to abolish the filibuster in order to tackle the issue. “We’re not going to get anywhere as long as Mitch McConnell has the keys to the car,” he said during an interview at South by Southwest […]
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US and Canadian Oil Production Push the Planet’s Climate Goals Out of Reach 10.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A surge in US and Canadian oil production over the last decade has added the equivalent of “one Russia or one Saudi Arabia” to the markets—pushing the planet farther away from ever getting a grip on the pollution that is […]
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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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Climate change: Government deal to boost offshore wind 7.3.2019 BBC: Science
A deal between the UK and the wind industry will ensure 30% of electricity comes from offshore wind by 2030.
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‘Destiny 2’ Update 2.2.0 Released - Patch Notes 5.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Destiny 2” update 2.2.0 has arrived with Season of the Drifter, Sandbox changes and more. Read the patch notes here.
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Walz unveils plan for all carbon-free electricity by 2050 4.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz announced a plan Monday morning for making Minnesota's electricity entirely free from fossil fuels by 2050.
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Solar panels belong on roofs, not in massive desert installations 3.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: San Bernardino County’s pushback against solar farms in the Mojave Desert should be the wave of the future. High-capital investments in acres of photovoltaic solar panels should have no place in a Green New Deal.

First, solar farms are not green enough. They may mitigate the carbon...

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Xcel Energy, others push changes to state's community solar program 2.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xcel says the program, which allows residents and businesses to subscribe to solar gardens rather than buy panels for their own property, is too expensive.
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The 2020 Race Has Its First Climate Candidate 1.3.2019 Mother Jones
Washington Governor Jay Inslee joined the Democratic primary frenzy on Friday, launching a campaign with climate change as its central focus, an issue that conventional political wisdom, pointing to the polling, dismisses as a lower priority for voters than healthcare and stagnating wages.  The race now has a candidate who says he “will make defeating […]
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