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Is a solar desalination breakthrough coming to the desert? 1.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The output of desalination plants is a mere fraction of what it the world could use. Using the sun to convert seawater into drinking water could be key.
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Editorial: Enjoying the clean air? Trump weakens car emissions standards just when we need them the most 1.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's especially galling that the Trump Administration chooses this very moment, in a pandemic, to rollback car emission standards.

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As the Nation Worries About Coronavirus, the Trump Administration is Rolling Back Environmental Rules 31.3.2020 Mother Jones
As the coronavirus spreads and grabs headlines, the federal government has been quietly removing the rules that protect people and the environment from pollution.  On Tuesday, the rule on the chopping block is a 2012 standard targeting car pollution. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to announce a weaker replacement for the Obama administration’s […]
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Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push 31.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States' biggest efforts against climate change.
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Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change 30.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives.
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Coronavirus: Falling power demand is impacting clean energy 26.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With the pandemic spurring a dramatic drop in economic activity across Europe, electricity, renewables and carbon prices have also plummeted
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US Coronavirus Response: 3 Principles for Sustainable Economic Stimulus 20.3.2020 WRI Stories
US Coronavirus Response: 3 Principles for Sustainable Economic Stimulus Comments|Add Comment|PrintNew York City transit personnel sanitize a subway car to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Marc A. Hermann/MTA New York City Transit As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States continues to rise and more and more Americans are told to stay home, the true extent of this crisis is becoming more apparent daily. Our immediate focus is on the health and safety of our... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coronavirus dampens 2020 outlook for clean energy and electric vehicles 17.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The immediate crisis could undermine long-term strategy.
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How companies led the way on clean energy in Virginia 12.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Virginia just passed a landmark clean-economy bill, with the help of some influential firms.
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Sound investments to decarbonize the world’s industries 11.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
As much as $21 trillion is needed through 2050 to fully decarbonize the ammonia, cement, ethylene and steel sectors.
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7 Things to Know About Decarbonization in the American Energy Innovation Act 6.3.2020 WRI Stories
7 Things to Know About Decarbonization in the American Energy Innovation Act Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe American Energy Innovation Act authorizes funding for new clean energy research and development, including marine and hydrokinetic energy. Photo by Ian Gagnon/Department of Energy A new legislative package on energy is working its way through the U.S. Senate. The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) is a compilation of dozens of energy bills that have passed the Senate Committee on Energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How innovator Bill Gross’s solar breakthrough could decarbonize heavy industry 4.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The renowned entrepreneur and investor discusses the evolution of Heliogen and his new concept for capturing carbon.
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Trend: Commercial buildings go all-electric 2.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
All signs point to the next generation of commercial buildings becoming all-electric.
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Investment analysts conclude that greener businesses rule 25.2.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Investment returns on firms driving the transition to a green economy are easily outstripping those of their fossil fuel competitors, new analysis suggests.
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Coal-fired Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad converting to oil 24.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has debuted its first locomotive that runs on oil, a more environmentally friendly fuel source that holds less fire risk than a traditional coal-burning engine.
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Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral 20.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
The airline plans to invest in aircraft renewal, sustainable jet fuel, weight reduction, and CO2 offsetting and sequestration projects.
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The Sunrise Movement Is Taking the Fight to Big Oil’s Home Turf 15.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Sunrise Movement, the youth campaign behind the Green New Deal, called 25,000 Iowans and persuaded 7,000 to sign pledges to vote for the candidate who advocated the most ambitious plan for rapidly lowering planet-heating emissions along with guaranteeing federal […]
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Delta Air Lines vows to become carbon neutral by the end of the decade 15.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Chief Executive Ed Barstian announced the the $1-billion initiative will start in March.

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BP announces net zero by 2050 ambition 13.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
New CEO at the global oil giant plans to step up its investment in non-oil and gas activities. Campaigners argue much more detail is required on how the company will pivot towards net zero emissions.
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Gadget, power thyself 13.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
I have no scientific basis for this statement, but I’d be willing to wager one of the first things readers of this newsletter do when they find themselves in any sort of temporary lodging or work location or travel lounge is hunt for a place to plug in. In the not-so-distant future, new forms of energy harvesting and in situ renewable power generation could make the practice of outlet worshipping a thing of the past, at least for very discrete use cases.
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