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Setting the Record Straight on the Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 17.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Protecting Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and addressing the systemic racial injustices that plague our communities must be the top priorities of our elected officials right now. However, it’s critical lawmakers don’t lose sight of the escalating threats to our health and economy, including the pollution that impacts the safety and well-being of our families and communities. […]
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How the Navajo got their day in the sun 28.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the Navajo got their day in the sun Danny Kennedy Thu, 05/28/2020 - 02:00 In late March, during the early hours of the COVID-19 crisis, just as New Yorkers were realizing how many might die, a small solar development company closed a $4 million financing deal. "Closing" is never easy, but getting a half-dozen high-net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations to pony up as the world’s finance markets crashed around them was a triumph.  Getting the deal done was impressive in its own right, given that private equity had all but frozen in the weeks before and most venture-backed startups were running on fumes, telling their angel investors and anyone who’d listen that they had three months’ financial runway, or less. It seems even more important now, given the terrible toll COVID-19 is having right where the solar is planned: the Navajo Nation. A young team saddled with ambition and support from their tribal government, this largely native-owned company, Navajo Power , was getting ready to ...
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Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery 20.5.2020 WRI Stories
Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintWorkers on an oil rig in Colorado. Photo by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Long before the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit and oil prices collapsed, the U.S. fossil fuel industry and its workers were vulnerable. Threats included increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy compared to fossil fuels, investor concerns about financial risks and stranded assets, and a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she will personally ensure dust cloud doesn’t follow Little Village demolition 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Facing pushback from community activists and elected officials over a planned demolition at the site of a former coal-fired power plant in Little Village, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she will personally ensure that it doesn’t lead to another dust cloud engulfing the working-class immigrant neighborhood.
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delays demolition at site of Little Village coal plant that sent dust cloud into neighborhood 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has delayed a planned demolition at the site of a former coal-fired power plant in Little Village amid community concern that it could cause another dust cloud that would engulf the working-class immigrant neighborhood.
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Setting the Record Straight About Renewable Energy 12.5.2020 WRI Stories
Setting the Record Straight About Renewable Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintPower County Wind Farm, Idaho. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr As analysts and observers of the transition to a lower-carbon and workable energy economy, we don’t normally write about films. But we’re venturing into the realm of cultural commentary in light of the recent release of Planet of the Humans, produced by Michael Moore. Throughout Moore’s career, he has used documentary films to illuminate social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Power company commitments to cut carbon pollution are an important step for our climate and health. Here’s what we need next. 6.5.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Arizona’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, has joined over a dozen other power companies across the U.S. that have committed to delivering 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. These commitments, which add to momentum for ambitious climate action and would significantly reduce health-harming pollutants that contribute to soot and smog, are a key step in addressing […]
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How Korea is Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 While Ramping Up Climate Ambition 30.4.2020 WRI Stories
How Korea is Winning the Fight Against COVID-19 While Ramping Up Climate Ambition Comments|Add Comment|PrintIf Korea commits to sustainable economic stimulus as it has in the past, the nation will seize an opportunity to become a climate leader while paving the way to long-term economic recovery after COVID-19. Photo by Maggie Meng/Flickr. The Republic of Korea’s response to COVID-19 has been among the most effective in the world. By combining aggressive testing with early isolation and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Opinion: Renewable energy must be the future, if we are to have one at all 7.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The world relies too much on fossil fuels, but nearly 75% of new electricity generation capacity last year used renewable energy. Great. Let's do better.

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Why plastics are also a climate issue 25.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can’t tackle one successfully without tackling the other, as many of the reasons for and solutions to the growing plastic and climate problems are the same.
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Environmental disaster or key to a clean energy future? A new twist on hydropower 5.3.2020 LA Times: Business

Energy companies are scrambling to build 'pumped storage' projects to complement solar and wind farms. Environmentalists are concerned.

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GE says it's going green. Overseas, it's still pushing coal 3.3.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The struggling company is involved in 19 coal power plants in 17 countries, including many with lower environmental standards than the U.S.

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Interior states sue to force California cities and other West Coast ports to ship coal exports 26.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

As the movement to ban coal exports gains on the West Coast, coal states are mounting a legal offensive to protect mining jobs and tax revenue.

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Column: Trump says the economy is doing great — but whose economy is it? 26.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Trump's economy has been great for stock investors, but not for workers.

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He resisted Obama's war on coal. Now a Trump official, he's excited for clean energy 20.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Neil Chatterjee, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, says solar and wind power — and natural gas — are helping address climate change.

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Deadly fires turn Australians into climate change converts, similar to California 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Deadly fires in recent years have heightened concerns in California about the impacts of climate change. The same shift is happening in Australia.

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Arizona and the momentum of 100 percent clean energy 11.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The Arizona Public Service (APS) announced that it will fully decarbonize the electricity it sells. Here's what that looks like.
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From Coal to Renewables in China: Solving the Water Stress-Power Plant Mismatch 6.2.2020 WRI Stories
From Coal to Renewables in China: Solving the Water Stress-Power Plant Mismatch Comments|Add Comment|PrintHukou Waterfall, Shanxi Province. Photo by Tim Zachernuk/Flickr On the road from coal to renewable energy, China has a complex challenge to face: it must satisfy rising energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and sustainably managing water use without hobbling the power and agriculture sectors or the overall economy. Water stress adds to the challenge, because 66.5% of China’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coal plants are closing across the West. Here are the companies sticking with coal 5.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

A handful of utilities continue to operate coal plants with no plans to shut them down, defying economic and political headwinds.

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As Xcel moves toward coal-free, will natural gas remain part of energy mix? 31.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xcel Energy is proposing to replace a coal-fired power plant in Becker with a brand-new plant that would burn natural gas to generate electricity. The company says it needs natural gas as part of its transition to carbon-free electricity. But some climate advocates say building a new fossil fuel plant is unnecessary — and may be unwise.
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