User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-National
Category: Policy
Last updated: Feb 21 2019 16:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 43,576    
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.
Also found in: [+]
Trump Is Considering a Fervent Climate Denier to Lead a White House Panel Assessing Climate Change Risk 21.2.2019 Mother Jones
A prominent climate denier, William Happer, will reportedly head up the White House’s latest effort to cast doubt on the threat of climate change. According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is assembling a panel to assess climate change impacts on national security in a possible effort to question the connection that has been repeatedly affirmed by federal reports, agencies, and intelligence and […]
Also found in: [+]
California’s challenge to Trump’s border wall more likely to win on narrow grounds 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s plan to build a border wall goes before a federal judge in San Francisco, California and 15 other states will argue that the administration’s decision to bypass Congress violates the U.S. Constitution.

But legal analysts generally agreed Tuesday that...

Also found in: [+]
Denver council votes to expand powers of police oversight office 20.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver City Council unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday that will underline and expand the authority of the Office of the Independent Monitor, resolving a conflict about the independent agency.
Also found in: [+]
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. ...
Also found in: [+]
Google reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded its real estate footprint across the U.S. 19.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Last May, officials in Midlothian, Texas, a city near Dallas, approved more than $10 million in tax breaks for a huge, mysterious new development across from a shuttered Toys R Us warehouse.

That day was the first time officials had spoken publicly about an enigmatic developer's plans to build...

Also found in: [+]
The Green New Deal would boost the restoration economy. What does that mean? 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Few are paying attention to a thriving $25 billion economy that's already supporting more than 200,000 jobs outside of renewable energy. These 11 points clear up misconceptions and myths.
Also found in: [+]
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...

Also found in: [+]
Gavin Newsom pushes for new ties with Mexico as Trump fights to build wall 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As President Trump pushes Mexico further away, declaring a national emergency to force the construction of a wall along the border, Gov. Gavin Newsom and California lawmakers have made clear they want to draw the country closer.

Along with a commitment to reopen a trade office in Mexico City, the...

Also found in: [+]
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 […]
Also found in: [+]
Trump May Be About to Undermine Obama’s Africa Policy 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The president should not allow a few China hawks wreck America's crucial relationship with an entire continent.
Also found in: [+]
Trump's national emergency is fake and the GOP knows it. Stop him before the damage is done 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Like many critics of President Trump, we expected that he would someday abuse the power of the office to such a degree that it would trigger a confrontation with Congress or the courts. And now he’s doing it, in pursuit of a wall along the southern border that Mexico isn’t financing.

On Friday,...

Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
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...

Also found in: [+]
Putin Spokesman Says U.S. Sanctions Are ‘Racketeering’ 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Vladimir Putin’s government has already taken steps to protect the Russian economy against such “racketeering attacks,” Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, said.
Also found in: [+]
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...

Also found in: [+]
How can the supply of community-shared solar meet the demand? 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Setting up neighborhood projects can be difficult — but innovative financing models can help push them through.
Also found in: [+]
In allowing Line 3 appeal, Walz wades into most contentious issue yet 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just a month into the job, Gov. Tim Walz waded into one of the state's most contentious battlegrounds Tuesday with the announcement that he will continue an appeal of an oil pipeline project his predecessor began last year.
Also found in: [+]
Eric Holder Sure Sounds Like He’s Running for President 13.2.2019 Mother Jones
Former attorney general Eric Holder became the latest in a long line of Democrats to visit Iowa on Tuesday, giving a speech in Des Moines that increased speculation about a presidential bid. Since stepping down as the country’s first African American attorney general, Holder has chaired the National Democratic Redistricting Trust, which focuses on combatting […]
Also found in: [+]
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.
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 43,576