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Colorado AG files brief supporting stronger vehicle fuel standard opposed by auto dealers 21.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has filed a legal brief in support of stronger vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, saying the state recently adopted its own rules because the Trump administration is pushing for weaker ones.
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Of course Los Angeles shouldn't spend billions on natural gas power plants 14.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Policymakers in California have made some of the country’s most ambitious commitments to reducing climate-changing emissions. State lawmakers voted last year to set a target of 100% renewable and zero-carbon energy by 2045. And city leaders in Los Angeles have committed to generating all of the...

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Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet 13.2.2019 WRI Stories
Electrification Doesn't Make Sense Everywhere—Yet Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhere cities have relatively clean grids, they should electrify as much as possible. Flickr/Eric */ Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Electrification Doesn’t Make Sense in Every City – Yet 13.2.2019 THE CITY FIX
Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is ...
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is ditching plans to invest billions in fossil fuels, activists say 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will announce Tuesday that the city is abandoning a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants along the coast, according to environmental groups who have been briefed on the mayor’s decision.

Garcetti’s move would mark an abrupt...

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'Green New Deal' Democrats Raise Climate Change as 2020 Issue 9.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Democratic officials are pushing for a plan to quickly wean the U.S. economy off fossil fuels and dramatically overhaul the energy infrastructure. Their ideas would make climate change a central issue in the next presidential election.
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Despite few details and much doubt, the Green New Deal generates enthusiasm 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Green New Deal to address climate change is short on specifics and wildly ambitious. But even seasoned energy experts admire the enthusiasm it's generating.
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The state of China’s energy transition and carbon reduction efforts 7.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
In the last year, China has made progress in renewables and transportation — but major obstacles remain.
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5 things to look for in the Green New Deal 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
From job losses to carbon taxes to just what clean energy means, anyway, here's what to watch in the new policy proposal.
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5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal 4.2.2019 WRI Stories
5 Things to Look for in the Green New Deal Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind farm in Power County, Idaho. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr The Green New Deal means different things to different people. In some ways, that’s part of its appeal. On the other hand, a Green New Deal can’t mean anything anyone wants it to, or it will come to mean nothing at all. More concept than concrete plan so far, the Green New Deal would fight climate change while simultaneously creating good jobs and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How we can rid ourselves of fossil fuels without sparking another 'yellow vest' revolt 31.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Here’s a word of caution to Germany, which plans on closing all its coal power plants, and Green New Deal advocates within our own country who propose to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by regulatory control alone: Remember the French “yellow jacket” protests.

We can all agree on...

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A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertilizer producers, not just farmers 25.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Make the industry better design out the superpollutant from fertilizers — don't blame the consumers with few other options.
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Why We Endorse the #GreenNewDeal, and How We Plan to Support It 24.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) fully endorses the Green New Deal (GND) as the most promising policy-level vehicle for achieving the large-scale transition to an organic, regenerative food and farming system, while at the same time cleaning up the environment, advancing social justice, restoring urban and rural food and economic security, and restabilizing the climate. We believe the GND’s potential to achieve its goals hinges on whether its architects and proponents craft, support and fully fund programs and policies that will rapidly scale up both the transition to renewable energy alternatives and the transition to organic regenerative agriculture and land-use and land-restoration practices. To achieve these large-scale transitions will require the public support and political will to confront the corporate dominance of our democracy, perpetuated by lawmakers who take campaign donations from the fossil fuel and industrial agribusiness industries. Absent the necessary political will, we must ...
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A Carbon Tax in Washington State Seemed Like a Sure Thing. What Went Wrong? 23.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Early on election night, as a drizzly dusk settled over Seattle, I made my way to the Arctic Club, a hotel decorated with explorers’ maps and a fake polar bear—a fitting place to await the results on Washington’s carbon tax […]
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'As World Teeters on Brink of Climate Catastrophe,' 600+ Groups Demand Congress Back Visionary Green New Deal 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

On behalf of their millions of members and supporters, 626 environmental organizations on Thursday demanded that U.S. policymakers "pursue visionary and affirmative legislative action" such as a Green New Deal to combat the "urgent threat" of the global climate crisis.

"As the world teeters on the brink of climate catastrophe, we're calling on Congress to take large-scale action," said Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which signed the letter (pdf) to lawmakers. "Americans want a livable future for their children, and that requires keeping fossil fuels in the ground while greening the economy on a wartime footing."

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A Call for the Food Movement to Get Behind the Green New Deal 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The final months of 2018 will likely be remembered as the decisive moment when the global grassroots awakened to the life-or-death threat posed by global warming. With violent weather and climate disasters becoming the norm, and international scientists finally shedding their customary caution to report that we must drastically slash (by at least 45 percent) global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, hundreds of millions of ordinary people across the world seemed to simultaneously wake up.

Young climate activists under the banner of the Sunrise Movement in the U.S. and the Extinction Rebellion in the UK and other countries, sat in at politicians’ offices. They blocked streets and roadways. They emanded immediate and bold action. 

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If Washington rejects the Green New Deal, California should step up and do it ourself 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has disappointingly sidetracked the buzz-generating, urgently needed Green New Deal, but Washington’s likely failure to nurture the idea presents an opening for California.

The Green New Deal is an audacious, ambitious proposal to treat the climate threat...

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4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy 15.1.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintRooftop solar panels in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Matthew R. Cole/U.S. Navy The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This groundbreaking research, produced by the Global Commission... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New research shows that emissions are rising in the United States again — it's time to look to Europe 11.1.2019 GreenBiz.com
After some years of emissions falling, this year represents one of the highest rise in U.S. carbon emissions in the past two decades.
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California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been less than four months since California committed to getting all of its electricity from climate-friendly sources by 2045. But the idea is already catching on in other states.

At least nine governors taking their oaths of office this month, from Nevada to Michigan to New York, campaigned...

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