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Letters to the Editor: No gas cars in California? What's next from Newsom, an order forcing the sun to shine? 27.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We can't even get through extreme heat waves without blackouts. What will happen when everyone in California is plugging in an electric vehicle?

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California Shows How the U.S. Can Reduce Transport Emissions 25.9.2020 WRI Stories
California Shows How the U.S. Can Reduce Transport Emissions Comments|Add Comment|PrintCalifornia traffic jam. Photo by chrisinphilly5448/Flickr California will require that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be emissions free by 2035—a move that is expected lead to more than a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and an 80% cut in nitrogen oxide emissions. While more than a dozen countries have set out targets banning the sale of gas guzzling cars, California is the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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California Is Showing How the U.S. Can Reduce Emissions from the Transportation Sector 25.9.2020 WRI Stories
California Is Showing How the U.S. Can Reduce Emissions from the Transportation Sector Comments|Add Comment|PrintCalifornia traffic jam. Photo by chrisinphilly5448/Flickr California will require that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be emissions free by 2035—a move that is expected lead to more than a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and an 80% cut in nitrogen oxide emissions. While more than a dozen countries have set out targets banning the sale of gas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New Air Quality Rules Tackle Pollution During Early Stages of Oil and Gas Operations 24.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Air Quality Rules Tackle Pollution During Early Stages of Oil and Gas Operations
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Editorial: Goodbye and good riddance to gas-powered cars 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Time is running out to prevent climate change disaster. Gavin Newsom's mandate to phase out gas-powered cars by 2035 may even be too late.

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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here are the key points of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035.

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Los Angeles hid a methane leak for a year. Activists want the power plant shut down 23.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Valley Generating Station helped L.A. avoid blackouts. But it operates in one of California's most polluted neighborhoods.

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Local Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19 17.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
In spite of a global pandemic and the worst economic conditions in nearly a century, U.S. states, cities and businesses are continuing to lead the fight against climate change. A new report by America’s Pledge provides crucial evidence that state ...
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Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition 16.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This second report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines U.S. federal environmental remediation and infrastructure policies that can create jobs and restore communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi of RFF authored the report described in this blog post. All views expressed […]
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Puerto Rico communities and Energy Bureau chart path to a clean, resilient future 15.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Puerto Rico communities and Energy Bureau chart path to a clean, resilient future
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Local Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19 15.9.2020 WRI Stories
Local Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn the United States, market shifts are accelerating the transition to clean energy, including wind energy. Photo by USDA NRCS Montana/Flickr In spite of a global pandemic and the worst economic conditions in nearly a century, U.S. states, cities and businesses are continuing to lead the fight against climate change. A new report by America’s Pledge provides crucial evidence that state and local governments and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas 15.9.2020 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. The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children […]
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Bottom-Up Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19 15.9.2020 WRI Stories
Bottom-Up Climate Action in US Proves Resilient to COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintIn the United States, market shifts are accelerating the transition to clean energy, including wind energy. Photo by USDA NRCS Montana/Flickr In spite of a global pandemic and the worst economic conditions in nearly a century, U.S. states, cities and businesses are continuing to lead the fight against climate change. A new report by America’s Pledge provides crucial evidence that state and local governments... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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BP, Shell and investment giants call for Texas zero flaring regulations. Will others follow? 11.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
BP, Shell and investment giants call for Texas zero flaring regulations. Will others follow?
BP, Shell and investment giants call for Texas zero flaring regulations. Will others follow? 10.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
BP, Shell and investment giants call for Texas zero flaring regulations. Will others follow?
Why does California's power grid keep flirting with disaster? We've got answers 9.9.2020 LA Times: Business

Labor Day Weekend had state officials pleading for energy conservation to avoid blackouts. The power grid operator's CEO talks challenges and the future.

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Commercial trucking's future is in the details 8.9.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Commercial trucking's future is in the details Rick Mihelic Tue, 09/08/2020 - 01:45 One downside of a career as an engineer is that you are trained to notice detail. Robert Downey Jr., playing Sherlock Holmes in the 2011 movie "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows," is asked what he sees. His answer: "Everything. That is my curse." It can make you the invaluable go-to person for information and analyses, and it also can make you the brunt of sarcasm and stereotyping. You are what you are. I had my son snap this photo as we were driving. I thought this one image captured a great deal of salient points I’ve learned after several years of researching medium- and heavy-duty alternatives such as battery electric, fuel cell electric and a variety of hybrid systems for the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). Let’s start with the obvious first: Feeding North America requires trucks and truck drivers. Trucks require energy. This energy has to be replenished regularly. COVID-19’s impact on the North ...
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Trump Is Trying to Greenwash His Appalling Environmental Record Before the Election 5.9.2020 Mother Jones
This article was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During a May 2018 roundtable with more than two dozen outdoor sporting and conservation organizations, after more than a year of leading the Trump administration’s fossil fuel-centric “energy dominance” push, then-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke promised to make a “grand […]
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California to let gas plants stay open as time runs low for climate action 2.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

After rolling blackouts, state officials voted to allow four fossil fuel power plants near Los Angeles to keep operating past 2020.

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