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How Electricity Distribution Companies In India Can Work With Commercial And Industrial Consumers For Renewable Energy Procurement 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
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Letters to the Editor: Solar on all local warehouses makes more sense than long transmission lines 9.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cities need solar energy, but they don't need to import all that power via long-distance transmission lines.

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Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind 9.7.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind Sarah Golden Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:00 If you want to know what state-level clean energy leadership looks like, look no further than New Jersey.  Since the beginning of the year, the Garden State has made headlines for three initiatives: its plans to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050 ; its investment in offshore wind ; and its proposal to create an Office of Clean Energy and Equity .   All three are commendable in their own right. They show how a state can signal the opportunities inherent in the clean energy economy, and the importance that it works for everyone.  One person at the center of these initiatives is Joseph Fiordaliso, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. At the end of June, I talked to Fiordaliso to better understand his perspective on the potential of clean energy, the importance of equity within all initiatives and how states can lead the way forward. The interview is edited for length and ...
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Chile's Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries 7.7.2020 WRI Stories
Chile's Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries Comments|Add Comment|PrintChile’s new climate plan sets an example for other nations, with room for bolder ambition in the future. Photo by Leosoueu/Flickr. Chile released an enhanced national climate commitment in April — known as a nationally determined contribution (NDC) — representing significant progress beyond what the country put forward in 2015 under the Paris Agreement. That Chile announced enhanced climate plans... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience 2.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience Alec Appelbaum Thu, 07/02/2020 - 01:15 What would you do if the cause that lights your day turned out to be trapping fellow citizens in the dark?  For Shalanda Baker, a professor of law and public policy at Northeastern University, thinking about a clean energy future means thinking about the daily, weekly and sometimes invisible ways that people in deprived communities can control their power supply. Her work — in blogs, scholarship, professional services and a forthcoming book — reminds professionals that deals made on the backs of oppressed people are no deals at all.  Baker recently spoke with the Clean Energy Finance Forum about how her scholarship and an institute she co-runs aim to forge connections from investment committee members to utility executives to neighborhood volunteers. Read on to reckon with how a truly clean energy system runs on a clean conscience.  Alec Appelbaum: How did you start working on empowerment in an energy ...
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Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments 2.7.2020 WRI Stories
Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments Comments|Add Comment|PrintGermany's new stimulus package invests heavily in EVs and public transit. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its enormous economic and social impacts, Germany has pointed the way towards building back better in a way that emphasizes environmental as well as economic concerns. Its €130 billion ($146 billion) domestic stimulus is not just aimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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The Impact Investors’ Blind Spot: Local Clean Energy Entrepreneurs in Kenya 1.7.2020 WRI Stories
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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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How U.S. Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy 1.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Precisely because they are such big GHG emitters, cities can be at the forefront in tackling climate change by leading the switch to clean energy. ...
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Why now is the moment for cities around the world to act decisively on air pollution 30.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Sarah Vogel, Ph.D., is Vice President for Health. This is the second in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. Around the […]
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Facebook to build $800 million data center in DeKalb 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Facebook announced Tuesday it is building an $800 million data center in DeKalb that would rely on renewable energy and bringing about 100 operational jobs to the northwest region of the state.
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Congress set to vote on major job-creating, national infrastructure bill 27.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Three months into the COVID-19 crisis, it’s clear that the American economy and the nation’s workforce needs more help. Millions are still out of work and experts have declared a recession. To address this need, next week the House of Representatives will take up a recovery bill that seeks to not only restore America’s crumbling […]
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California mandates big increase in zero-emission trucks 26.6.2020 LA Times: Business

A new state mandate would require 4,000 new zero emission truck sales by 2024 and 300,000 by 2035.

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RELEASE: US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition New data from cityrenewables.org shows renewable energy deals signed by US local governments rising dramatically, totaling nearly 8.3 gigawatts of new capacity announced since 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020)—As of March 2020, local governments signed 335 deals to procure a total of 8.28 gigawatts of renewable energy over the last five years—more than the total energy generation capacity of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How US Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
How US Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines in California. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Flickr Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Precisely because they are such big GHG emitters, cities can be at the forefront in tackling climate change by leading the switch to clean energy. Over the last five years, more U.S. cities have started setting and acting upon their renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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ACCC: Local Government Renewables Action Tracker: Summary of Methods and Data 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
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US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition New data from cityrenewables.org shows renewable energy deals signed by US local governments rising dramatically, totaling nearly 8.3 gigawatts of new capacity announced since 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020)—As of March 2020, local governments signed 335 deals to procure a total of 8.28 gigawatts of renewable energy over the last five years—more than the total energy generation capacity of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 24.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were ...
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