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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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Federal judge orders Dakota Access pipeline, which has proposed controversial expansion in Illinois and other states, to shut down pending review 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A federal judge on Monday sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done.
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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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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Remember the Aliso Canyon disaster? SoCalGas just tried to delay safety tests 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

The company cited the COVID-19 pandemic, but state officials denied the request. Aliso was the site of the largest gas leak in U.S. history.

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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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Column: California's gas tax is going up again. You should be pleased 25.6.2020 LA Times: Health

California ranks near the bottom of all states in terms of maintaining roads and bridges. The gas tax is intended to fix that.

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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan 23.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment. According to author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swans are unexpected, hard-to-predict events that result in extreme, unintended consequences. The coronavirus pandemic is a classic Black Swan. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed countries and states scrambling for personal protective equipment and ventilators. Oil tankers are carrying millions of tons of oil with nowhere to go. Farmers are destroying food and supermarket shelves are missing essential items across the nation. These events, made visible by the COVID-19 virus, ...
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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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Policy News: June 15, 2020 15.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Use Emergency Provisions of Environmental Laws to Speed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduce bills to reform NEPA permitting. COVID-19 Delays Competition for NEON Management Battelle Memorial Institute will continue to manage NEON in the ...
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BP writes down oil and gas assets by $17.5B as pandemic cuts energy demand 15.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Structural changes already underway at BP have been hastened by the impact of COVID-19. “This is the energy transition happening,'' said David Elmes, an energy expert at Warwick Business School.
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The energy job market is in trouble. Here’s how we fix it. 11.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The energy job market is in trouble. Here’s how we fix it.
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Oil & Gas Win, Clean Energy Loses in U.S. COVID-19 Response 11.6.2020 WRI Stories
Oil & Gas Win, Clean Energy Loses in U.S. COVID-19 Response Comments|Add Comment|PrintInstalling solar panels. Photo by Department of Energy Solar Decathlon/Flickr */ As the United States reels from an unparalleled economic recession sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, Congress has correctly responded with some $3 trillion in stimulus packages, with more on the way. Economists on the left and right, including the head of the Federal Reserve, agree that stimulus spending is absolutely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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EU methane policy recommendations 9.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EU methane policy recommendations
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Tackling flaring: Learnings from leading Permian operators 9.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Tackling flaring: Learnings from leading Permian operators
SoCalGas ramps up use of Aliso Canyon, site of worst gas leak in U.S. history 9.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's committed to shutting down Aliso Canyon. But its use has skyrocketed since his election.

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CalSTRS investor: Access to capital will tighten for oil and gas companies sidestepping climate 8.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
CalSTRS investor: Access to capital will tighten for oil and gas companies sidestepping climate
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BP to cut 1 in 7 jobs — 10,000 positions worldwide — as COVID-19 slashes oil demand 8.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Energy company BP, which has a global workforce of 70,000, said Monday that it will trim 10,000 office-based jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic slams the oil and gas industry.
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Xcel Energy crews fixing ruptured natural gas pipeline on South Parker Road 7.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Xcel Energy crews are repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline on South Parker Road in Aurora.
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