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How Republicans Exploited the Coronavirus to Steal a Wisconsin Election 8.4.2020 Mother Jones
To understand how Wisconsin found itself in the insane position of holding critical elections in the middle of a deadly pandemic, you have to go back almost a decade to 2011, when Republicans took over state government for the first time in sixty years. They quickly took two steps that solidified their grip on power, […]
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Op-Ed: Remember PG&E's planned wildfire blackouts in October? They cost California millions, and the benefits don't add up 7.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new Manhattan Institute analysis of PG&E's massive October 2019 power blackouts shows that costs far outweighed the benefits of reduced wildfire risk.

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Editorial: L.A. County's Board of Supervisors broke the law last week. Twice 7.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Supervisors didn't permit public comment at their March 31 meeting, then failed to act publicly before admonishing the sheriff about his public statements.

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Green hydrogen could curb one-third of fossil fuel and industry emissions by 2050 7.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
That's according to a BloombergNEF report that calls policy support for the hydrogen economy "insufficient."
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Policy News: April 6, 2020 6.4.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Lawmakers Provide Additional Funding for Science Agencies in CARES Act, Funding Agencies Release New Guidance NSF receives $76 million for coronavirus grants. EPA Reduces Enforcement Activities, Extends Comment Period for “Transparency in Science” Rule by 30 Days The comment period for the proposed rule closes May 18. Executive Branch NSF Director France ...
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Coronavirus, cheap natural gas and building electrification 3.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
Will the spectacular drop in natural gas prices throttle the movement to electrify buildings? What's driving the coming collision.
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Orchestrating the energy transition: Tuning into buildings 2.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
For the sector to play its part means adopting aggressive energy efficiency, zero-carbon and grid-interactive strategies, especially for existing structures.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom sticks to pressure, not force, in California's coronavirus shutdown 31.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom has been steadfast in contending that his stay-at-home order should be enforced through persuasion, not punishment

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Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change 30.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives.
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Public health crisis underscores need to protect vulnerable Texans. Here’s how the PUC is responding. 26.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Public health crisis underscores need to protect vulnerable Texans. Here’s how the PUC is responding.
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Column: Amazingly, politicians are debating which matters more — your health or the stock market 26.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Starting with President Trump, the GOP is calling to put millions at risk of contracting coronavirusso the stock market recovers.

Op-Ed: Trump doesn't have the authority to order the country back to work by Easter. Here's why 25.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Presidents lack constitutional authority to order businesses to open or close during crises such as the coronavirus.

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Editorial: It's no government takeover of PG&E, but it's still a possibility for the state's most dangerous utility 24.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's not the government takeover that many Californians wanted for the fire-starting utility, but the deal Gavin Newsom struck with PG&E should help.

White House not using defense powers to boost medical supplies 24.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
President Trump has issued contradictory statements about whether he's ordering private companies to ramp up production of medical goods. At the center of all this is the Defense Production Act.
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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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What it takes to be a corporate climate leader 20.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Making sustainability core to business strategy and aligning corporate sustainability and government relations teams helps companies deal with short-term crises such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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How power companies are keeping your lights on during the pandemic 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Utilities say they're prepared to keep electricity and gas flowing while the coronavirus crisis plays out.

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How to make solar power work for all 19.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Three stories and three approaches to equitable clean energy, and we're just getting started. The first in a series.
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California is a climate leader. But here's why it needs to move even faster 18.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Critics say the Public Utilities Commission is poised to keep emissions reductions chugging along at an unacceptably slow pace.

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In confronting coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom takes California on its own path 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California is too large and its counties are too distinct for a one-size-fits-all approach to the coronavirus.

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