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Letters to the Editor: Going solar is the best way for California to reduce its wildfire risk 7.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Renewable energy that's generated where it is consumed obviates the need for long-distance transmission lines that have caused so many wildfires.

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China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants 2.12.2019 WRI Stories
China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China. Photo by Kleineolive/Wikimedia Commons As the world turns attention to the UN climate meetings this week, news from China has captured global headlines: From January 2018 to June 2019, the country added 43 gigawatts (GW) of net new coal power capacity to its existing 1,000 GW coal fleet, while the rest of the world collectively reduced coal capacity by 8 GW.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Better battery storage needed to meet 100% renewable energy goals, Platte River Power says 2.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Platte River Power Authority is expected to release its integrated resource plan, outlining exactly how it plans to reach this ambitious goal of providing 100% renewable energy by 2030, in mid-2020. However, a new study commissioned by leaders in renewable energy industry showed that this massive undertaking could be more efficient by only requiring 90% or even 80% renewable energy and allowing natural gas to act as the nexus.
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 27.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
The United States is the only nation that doesn’t show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn’t mean most Americans aren’t trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and ...
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar installation is one of the main clean energy jobs of the future. Photo by Green Energy Futures/Flickr. The United States is the only nation that doesn't show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn't mean most Americans aren't trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and counties that support the Paris Agreement make up about two-thirds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy 22.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
Today, transportation accounts for almost 30% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The good news is that passenger vehicles in the U.S. are electrifying at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, one million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the ...
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Trade dispute with China could slow transition to low-carbon power 22.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
China manufactures much of the world’s low-carbon energy technologies, so trade disputes with the country could slow the growth of solar and wind energy in the United States.
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Here are the cities that are leading in electrifying transportation 21.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From e-bikes to light rail, East Coast to West Coast, policies and plans are making municipalities more sustainable.
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4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy 19.11.2019 WRI Stories
4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintRenewable energy and electric vehicles can strengthen one another. Photo credit: Argonne National Lab/Flickr Today, transportation accounts for almost 30% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The good news is that passenger vehicles in the U.S. are electrifying at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, one million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the road, and recent studies project that by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New solutions are needed to pair EVs and renewables 19.11.2019 GreenBiz.com
New utility and third-party offerings are emerging to meet charging needs, but they are not available everywhere.
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Colorado commissioners approve land request for solar farm 15.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado county commissioners have approved a land-use application for a 18,000-panel solar facility to help promote green energy.
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Editorial: California, don't back down from your own rules requiring solar panels on new homes 14.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California leaders shouldn't undermine their own mandate for solar on new homes by allowing utilities and developers to rely on far-off farms.

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California will still require rooftop solar panels on new homes — at least for now 14.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Officials postponed a decision that critics said would cripple the state's home solar mandate.

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Middle school introduces students to climate and energy science with hands-on project 14.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When you teach kids about climate change, experts say, you're supposed to tell them the truth, but you're also supposed to talk to them about possible solutions. One middle school in St. Louis Park is doing that in a very hands-on way.
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California might not require solar panels on new homes, after all 12.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

State officials will vote this week on a proposal to allow "community solar" farms instead of rooftop panels.

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California Could Have Helped Low-Income Residents Weather PG&E Blackouts. But It Didn’t Happen. 10.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Exactly a year ago, as the devastating Camp Fire swept through the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Frank A. Jr. Funes, a disabled 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, woke in the early morning hours to a phone call. It was […]
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VERGE Accelerate (Energy and Transport): Solar Skyrise 7.11.2019 GreenBiz.com
On the VERGE 19 main stage, selected finalists pitch to a live audience of business leaders, government officials and investors, as well as to a global online audience.
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Engie's renewables chief on scaling corporate contracts, hydrogen hopes and offshore wind 4.11.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How do you add 9 gigawatts of solar and wind in the next three years? You turn to corporate buyers, universities, hospitals and cities to commit to at least half that capacity.
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Reclaiming power in California 1.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
When the lights stop working and communities and businesses grind to a halt, people understand what it means to be powerless.
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Governments and businesses seek resilience in a changing climate 31.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Entities are looking more closely at microgrids and other technologies as a solution.
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