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3 takeaways from Google's search for 'carbon-free' energy 19.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There's incidentally some irony in corporate renewable energy procurement.
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Regulators to decide: Does Minnesota need natural gas to transition to renewable energy? 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Public Utilities will hear final arguments Thursday in Minnesota Power's bid for a new natural gas plant in Superior, Wis. The utility argues it's key to increasing the amount of wind, solar and hydro power on its system.
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Who'll replace Franken? Minn. special Senate race voter guide 16.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democrat Sen. Tina Smith, appointed to fill Al Franken's vacated seat, is facing a challenge from Republican Karin Housley and two minor party candidates.
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Minnesota voter guide: Where the U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues 13.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar is running for re-election against state Rep. Jim Newberger, the Republican-endorsed candidate, Green Party candidate Paula Overby and Dennis Schuller of the Legal Marijuana Now Party. Here's where they stand on the issues.
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The Return of American Socialism 11.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  In 1960, the young socialist Michael Harrington traveled to Ann Arbor to provide what help he could to the fledgling radical movement at the University of Michigan, and to see if he could recruit some students to the Young People’s Socialist League. He had particularly long talks with the 20-year-old editor of The Michigan Daily (the student newspaper), Tom Hayden. Though the two hit it off, Harrington couldn’t make the sale. “He accepted much of my analysis,” Harrington later was to write, “yet he balked at the socialist idea itself.” Harrington was no slouch at converting progressives to socialism; an unusually high percentage of the members of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (which he founded in 1973) and its successor organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (which he co-founded in 1982) signed up after having been intellectually and emotionally persuaded by one or more Harrington ...
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Feehan vs. Hagedorn: Minnesota 1st congressional district voter guide 11.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With Tim Walz vacating his office to run for governor, Dan Feehan and Jim Hagedorn are vying to replace him to represent Minnesota's 1st District seat in Congress representing the much of the state's southern regions.
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IPCC report reveals urgent need for CEOs to act on climate 10.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
IPCC report reveals urgent need for CEOs to act on climate
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California’s move to cut utility gas leaks is a critical part of moving towards a low carbon future 10.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
California’s move to cut utility gas leaks is a critical part of moving towards a low carbon future
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Jim Kenney 1,000 days in: The fine print of the Philly mayor's promises 10.10.2018 Philly.com News
End stop-and-frisk. Implement universal pre-K. Send tens of millions of dollars more to Philadelphia's schools. Create family-sustaining jobs. On his 1,000th day in office, Mayor Jim Kenney released a progress report. We ran a fine-tooth comb through it to determine what he's really gotten done.
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Unlocking Climate Action: When Nations, States and Cities Reinforce Each Other, Everybody Wins 10.10.2018 THE CITY FIX
As the recent Global Climate Action Summit underscored, we’re seeing a steady rise in the number of commitments by cities, states and provinces to address climate change, with over 17,500 actions registered on the NAZCA Climate Action Portal. Not only are ...
The business of clean energy equity for all 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here are three ways to advance a inclusive, green economy.
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Taking Back North Carolina 8.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  By Labor Day, the traditional start of campaign season, Marcus Bass had already logged thousands of miles crisscrossing the state working on turnout in the 2018 election. Bass is Deputy Director of the North Carolina Black Alliance, and like thousands of his fellow organizers and activists, he’s driven this year by the sense that there’s a lot more on the line in the ninth-largest state than voters may realize.  It’s frustrating, he says, that deeply purple North Carolina is too often cast as another Deep South story. The lurch right by the legislature over the past decade cloaks a long history of social justice organizing that has given progressives the means to push back against the right’s agenda. “We’re not an Alabama,” he says. “North Carolina has consistently given the national audience an understanding of what the threats are and what the fight back is.”  This is the year Democrats, led by Governor Roy ...
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Texas’ electricity market is working. But these companies want to change the rules to benefit themselves. 5.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Texas’ electricity market is working. But these companies want to change the rules to benefit themselves.
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What's in storage? 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This past week has brought over billions of dollars in investments and years of innovation to fruition.
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It’s Time for Accountable Capitalism 4.10.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Corporations are making record profits and  shareholder wealth is exploding , while  wages for typical workers are falling . Why? Because business leaders believe that the purpose of corporations is to maximize shareholder wealth.  Progressives challenge corporate power in many ways: We work to reverse Citizens United and end the dominance of corporate money in politics; we organize in support of the Fight for $15 and the right to form a union; we make antitrust  “hip” again .  But changing both how decisions are made within corporations and who has the power to make them should be center to the progressive agenda. We must put the interests of employees, customers, and society on par with the interests of shareholders. A new bill from Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Accountable Capitalism Act, proposes just that.  Corporations are a special kind of business, given legal permission to operate by the ...
The Good News from the Voting Wars 3.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  The 2018 midterm election is often depicted as a contest between crude voter suppression by Republican state governments and a national blue-wave mobilization of grassroots Democrats. But the story is actually more complicated and even more hopeful. In addition to the party organizing this year, a two-decade nonpartisan movement to expand access to the ballot is also bearing fruit across the country. The result could be a dramatic expansion of voting participation that swamps suppression efforts, enhances voter-mobilization efforts, and shatters the usual low expectations of off-year voting turnout. The attempt at voter suppression, of course, is real. It is a dark part of the playbook that some—though by no means all—states under Republican control have promoted to retain their power. After the Tea Party wave of 2010, the most recent chapter in longstanding efforts to restrict the vote moved forward in earnest. ...
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How feasible is California's carbon-free-by-2045 goal? 3.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Key point: The law does not define "zero-carbon".
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A Very, Very, Very Fine House 1.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  “Politics Ain’t Beanbag” —Mr. Dooley (Finley Peter Dunne), 1895 For much of the past three decades, Republicans have been playing serious hardball while Democrats have often played beanbag. When Republicans took over the House in 2011 and then the Senate in 2015, they began violating normal legislative procedure with increasing recklessness. Bills were enacted without hearings and little notice, often being finalized in House-Senate conferences with only Republican legislators participating. Members were literally asked to vote on final passage with no text available. Venerable norms and courtesies were shamelessly manipulated. The Senate’s blue slip rule, allowing a home-state senator to put a hold on a judicial nomination, was interpreted to require two holds to block action when Republicans were rushing through confirmations, but just one hold when Democrats were trying to confirm judges and Republicans ...
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The fossil fuel industry’s dirty secret: Climate action or not, things look bad 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
There is no walking away from the energy transition.
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PSE&G launches $4.1B proposal to boost energy efficiency, electric vehicles - and rates 28.9.2018 Philly.com News
The program would increase bills $7 a month by 2024, but PSE&G says long-term it would save customers money by cutting consumption.
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