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Introducing Blockchain Impact Award Winner BitLumens 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
What does renewable energy have to do with poverty and access to the financial system? Plenty, according to BitLumens, a Swiss company that uses blockchain to help get people on the power grid, build their credit profiles and reduce carbon emissions.
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The Green New Deal's Impossible Electric Grid 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Renewable energy can’t consistently balance power supply with demand.
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As Minnesota moves toward green energy, young family does, too 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Working for the oil industry paid better, but this mom and dad were looking for more compensation than just money.
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Climate solutions depend on rare earths. Here's how they can be sourced responsibly 21.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These elements are necessary for solar energy, wind energy and electric vehicles — and so is the way we secure them.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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PODCAST: What to Watch for in a Green New Deal 20.2.2019 WRI Stories
PODCAST: What to Watch for in a Green New Deal Comments|Add Comment|PrintSunrise at the Capitol. Flickr/PBS NewHour Lawrence MacDonald, WRI Vice President for Communications, recently welcomed two guests to the WRI Podcast: Dan Lashof, director of WRI US, and Christina DeConcini, director of government affairs. Their topic? The Green New Deal, a joint resolution introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass). With the U.S. Congress largely silent on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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China to Build First Solar Power Station in Space 19.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists in China say harnessing solar power in space will provide an “inexhaustible source of clean energy.”
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Grading our progress as we approach the 2020 climate turning point 18.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new World Resources Institute report shows us how far we've come — and how far we have to go.
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A loan program was set up to boost energy efficiency. Instead, it's being used to build 'granny flats' 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As stories piled up of homeowners being smooth-talked into taking home improvement loans they couldn’t afford, defenders of the PACE program cited its safety features.

The loans could be used only for environmentally friendly and safety projects, they noted. And money couldn’t be issued until projects...

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Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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Russia looking to ratify Paris climate agreement as U.S. continues withdrawal 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Russia, the world’s fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, is inching closer to ratifying the Paris climate accord by the end of the year, placing Moscow in yet another position to fill a void left by a United States withdrawal.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top climate advisor, Ruslan Edelgeriev,...

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Fossil-fuel power plants are about to go the way of Kodak film 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Power plants running on fossil fuels, like the three natural gas-burning facilities that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti decided will not be rebuilt, are about to get their “Kodak moment.”

Just as film photography quickly lost to the rapidly developing digital technology, fossil...

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Tri-State loses bid to keep Colorado Public Utilities Commission out of contract dispute 15.2.2019 Denver Post: Business
A Colorado rural electric association has won an important round in its contract dispute with Tri-State Generation and Transmission. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has agreed to hear the Delta-Montrose Electric Association's complaint that the exit fee Tri-State wants for breaking the contract is unreasonable.
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PG&E should get out of the energy sales business, local governments say 15.2.2019 LA Times: Business

A coalition of Northern California cities and counties is calling for state officials to remove Pacific Gas & Electric from the business of buying and selling electricity, which they say would allow the troubled company to focus on the safety of its poles and wires and reduce the risk of deadly...

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EDF Joins Broad Chorus Urging EPA to Stop Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Power Plants 14.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF Joins Broad Chorus Urging EPA to Stop Attack on Climate Pollution Standards for New Power Plants
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Of course Los Angeles shouldn't spend billions on natural gas power plants 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Policymakers in California have made some of the country’s most ambitious commitments to reducing climate-changing emissions. State lawmakers voted last year to set a target of 100% renewable and zero-carbon energy by 2045. And city leaders in Los Angeles have committed to generating all of the...

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Tesla to snap up battery developer Maxwell Technologies in $218m deal 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Elon Musk's electric vehicle giant moves to strengthen its battery division with all-stock transaction.
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Strength in solutions: Emerging Leaders in sustainability see hope in just, equitable transition 13.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
These individuals are pushing past barriers to fight climate change and pursue sustainable careers.
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Report Report: AI, Global Risks, Climate Governance and Circularity 13.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of reports of interest to sustainability professionals.
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From Colorado to New Mexico to Kansas, new governors seek the next clean energy frontier 13.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With a lack of cohesive federal policy, interesting opportunities are arising stateside.
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