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Letters to the Editor: Solar on all local warehouses makes more sense than long transmission lines 9.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Cities need solar energy, but they don't need to import all that power via long-distance transmission lines.

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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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How U.S. Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy 1.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Precisely because they are such big GHG emitters, cities can be at the forefront in tackling climate change by leading the switch to clean energy. ...
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RELEASE: US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition New data from cityrenewables.org shows renewable energy deals signed by US local governments rising dramatically, totaling nearly 8.3 gigawatts of new capacity announced since 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020)—As of March 2020, local governments signed 335 deals to procure a total of 8.28 gigawatts of renewable energy over the last five years—more than the total energy generation capacity of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How US Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
How US Cities and Counties Are Getting Renewable Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines in California. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Flickr Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Precisely because they are such big GHG emitters, cities can be at the forefront in tackling climate change by leading the switch to clean energy. Over the last five years, more U.S. cities have started setting and acting upon their renewable energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
US Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition New data from cityrenewables.org shows renewable energy deals signed by US local governments rising dramatically, totaling nearly 8.3 gigawatts of new capacity announced since 2015. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2020)—As of March 2020, local governments signed 335 deals to procure a total of 8.28 gigawatts of renewable energy over the last five years—more than the total energy generation capacity of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 24.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were ...
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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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Plummeting Solar, Wind, and Battery Costs Can Accelerate Our Clean Electricity Future 18.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Global carbon emissions must be halved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5°C and avoid catastrophic climate impacts. Most existing studies, however, examine 2050 as the year that deep decarbonization of electric power systems can be achieved—a timeline that would also hinder decarbonization of the buildings, industrial, and transportation sectors.

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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 16.6.2020 WRI Stories
3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintBlue Lake Rancheria solar PV system, Northern California. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were rare, burning more than twice as much land area per year from 2000-2018 than in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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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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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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ERCOT forecast and new analysis show the Texas grid moving away from fossil fuels 16.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
ERCOT forecast and new analysis show the Texas grid moving away from fossil fuels
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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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What Engie's tax equity deal tells us about financing renewables 1.5.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
So far, money is still flowing into utility-scale deals but it's harder to come by for residential, distributed solar, commercial and industrial, and community solar projects.
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Fires are coming. But PG&E and some cities are holding up battery backups 29.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Some solar workers have been ordered down from rooftops after neighbors called the police, solar industry officials say.

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Rooftop wind power might take off using a key principle of flight 23.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new device could open more areas to wind production by using stationary airfoils instead of twirling turbines
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Q1 2020: Google, Amazon show creativity in new renewable deals as COVID-19 slows the market 22.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
But this may be the last stretch of typical clean energy procurement activity in a while.
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More than 100,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in March 15.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

The novel coronavirus has hit one of America's fastest-growing employment sectors especially hard.

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Should we spend billions on clean energy? It worked during the last crisis 10.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Congress approved $90 billion for clean energy during the Great Recession, providing a model for how lawmakers might boost the economy amid COVID-19.

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