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Transitioning to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple. Just Look at California. 23.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Slate and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The recent “heat storm” in California has pushed grid operators to impose rolling blackouts for the first time since 2001. A combination of heavy air conditioning usage, the unplanned unavailability of some power plants, limited options for importing power […]
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Here's how California can keep the lights on while meeting its clean energy goals 19.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Supplying enough power on hot summer evenings is one of California's main challenges. But experts say there solutions.

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This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined 13.8.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
This carbon challenge is bigger than cars, aviation and shipping combined Adam Aston Thu, 08/13/2020 - 02:15 You may not know it, but you rely on industrial heat every day. It helped make the bricks that hold up your home; the cement underfoot. It forged the steel and glass in your car, and it also cooked the aluminum, plastic and silicon in the very screen on which you may be reading these words.  Industrial heat is essential but largely invisible. To transform basic inputs into stuff we need, manufacturers constantly heat (and cool) minerals, ores and other raw materials to extreme temperatures. And for all the magic of this everyday alchemy, industrial heat poses a growing threat to the climate. The world’s kilns, reactors, chillers and furnaces are powered mostly by fossil fuels.  High-temperature industrial heat, over 932 degrees F, poses a particular challenge because that’s the point at which fuels beyond electricity become the mainstay. Overall, industrial thermal energy accounts for about a ...
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4 Investments to Secure Ocean Health and Wealth 14.7.2020 WRI Stories
4 Investments to Secure Ocean Health and Wealth Comments|Add Comment|PrintSustainable, ocean-based investments can yield a number of benefits for economies, communities, businesses and households. Photo by Knut Troim/Unsplash Ocean-based industries are worth at least 3.5% of global GDP, a value the OECD predicted will double by 2030. More than 3 billion people rely on the ocean for their livelihoods and more than 350 million jobs are linked to the ocean worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind 9.7.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Behind New Jersey's ambitions for clean energy equity and offshore wind Sarah Golden Thu, 07/09/2020 - 01:00 If you want to know what state-level clean energy leadership looks like, look no further than New Jersey.  Since the beginning of the year, the Garden State has made headlines for three initiatives: its plans to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050 ; its investment in offshore wind ; and its proposal to create an Office of Clean Energy and Equity .   All three are commendable in their own right. They show how a state can signal the opportunities inherent in the clean energy economy, and the importance that it works for everyone.  One person at the center of these initiatives is Joseph Fiordaliso, president of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. At the end of June, I talked to Fiordaliso to better understand his perspective on the potential of clean energy, the importance of equity within all initiatives and how states can lead the way forward. The interview is edited for length and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery 5.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Sustainable infrastructure investments can aid the post-COVID recovery Katherine Davisson Tue, 05/05/2020 - 04:23 The economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments around the world to come up with policies for stimulating the global economy. Many are considering a tried-and-true method to boost economies in the short term and provide wide societal benefits in the long term: infrastructure investment. Countries around the globe are set to launch the biggest round of infrastructure investment since the post-2008 financial crisis stimulus measures. It's easy to see why: Demand is enormous. The world is on-trend to face a  $15 trillion gap between the infrastructure investment needed and the amount provided by 2040 . On the supply side, when 1 percent of GDP is invested in infrastructure,  economic output increases by about 0.4 percent in the same year and by 1.5 percent four years later . Building in a new world Before the shovels hit the dirt, it's worth understanding how the ...
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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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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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Fire destroys 3 businesses in Grand Marais 14.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fire has destroyed three businesses in downtown Grand Marais in northern Minnesota. No one was hurt. The cause remains under investigation.
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Snow and strong winds continue Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening 13.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Snow and strong winds will be with us through Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening. The snow will be heavy at times. We have the latest info on snow accumulations, plus a look at the week ahead.
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Snow, strong winds and slippery roads Sunday and Sunday night 12.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Our April snowstorm is here, and it’ll linger into tonight. We have on update on how much snow you can expect.
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Snow and strong winds Sunday and Sunday night 12.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If April showers bring May flowers, what does heavy April snow bring us in May? We have details on which areas are most likely to see heavy snow Sunday and Sunday night.
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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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Utilities are the new cool 9.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Thriving in the age of climate change pivots around electricity, and that means electric utilities are at the center.
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