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Chicago-area greenhouse expands as pandemic fuels demand for locally grown lettuce, spinach and other greens 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
BrightFarms is boosting capacity at its Chicago-area greenhouse as the pandemic-driven rise in cooking at home fuels demand for locally grown greens.
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Editorial: Goodbye, diesel exhaust. California adopts nation's first zero-emission truck rule 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The rule is among the most ambitious efforts in the world to replace dirty diesel trucks with electric and other zero-emission vehicles.

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California mandates big increase in zero-emission trucks 26.6.2020 LA Times: Business

A new state mandate would require 4,000 new zero emission truck sales by 2024 and 300,000 by 2035.

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Nevada to adopt California's stricter car pollution standards, rejecting Trump rollback 23.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Nevada is the latest state to announce it is adopting California's tougher tailpipe pollution standards, putting it at odds with Trump administration.

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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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Fossil Fuel Industry Could Face $25 Trillion Collapse Due to Clean Tech, Climate Policies, and Covid-19 Pandemic 8.6.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In a new analysis that bolsters climate activists' arguments for transforming the global energy system, the London-based financial think tank Carbon Tracker warned Thursday that declining demand and rising investment risk due to cheaper renewable technologies, aggressive government policies, and the coronavirus pandemic could cause a $25 trillion collapse in future fossil fuel profits.

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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 3.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set ...
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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 2.6.2020 WRI Stories
Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintEU Parliament, Strasbourg, France. Photo by Salim Shadid/Flickr On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set aside for climate-friendly measures like building renovation, clean energy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Colorado joins 22 other states in launching legal fight against Trump rollback of fuel-efficiency standards 28.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and counterparts in 22 other states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit aimed at killing the Trump administration's rollback of fuel-efficiency standards for reducing climate-warming gases and other harmful air pollution from vehicle tailpipes.
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Battle between Trump and California over car pollution heads to court 27.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

California, joined by 23 other states, is suing the Trump administration over its decision to weaken regulations limiting auto emissions.

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First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned for Los Angeles County 20.5.2020 LA Times: Business

The green technology caught the attention of R. Rex Parris, a Republican mayor in Southern California.

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Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery 20.5.2020 WRI Stories
Ensuring a Fair Transition for US Fossil Fuel Workers in Economic Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintWorkers on an oil rig in Colorado. Photo by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Long before the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit and oil prices collapsed, the U.S. fossil fuel industry and its workers were vulnerable. Threats included increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy compared to fossil fuels, investor concerns about financial risks and stranded assets, and a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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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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3 Reasons to Invest in Renewable Energy Now 5.5.2020 WRI Stories
3 Reasons to Invest in Renewable Energy Now Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearch shows that renewable energy investments yield a high return and create jobs. Photo by Roland Balik/U.S. Air Force As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The virus has already made an indelible impact... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Clean trucks are more important than ever 5.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Cleaning up air pollution drives economic growth.
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9 Canadian startups tackling the climate crisis 29.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With political short-termism aplenty, Canada’s climate leaders are private companies.
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Sustainable Finance Targets Matter More Than Ever: 3 Lessons for Banks 27.4.2020 WRI Stories
Sustainable Finance Targets Matter More Than Ever: 3 Lessons for Banks Comments|Add Comment|PrintManhattan buildings. Photo by Thomas Hawk/Flickr In the midst of the twin global public health and economic crises, concerns about climate change may fade, even though the threat of climate change still looms large and the need for a systemic shift towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy is pressing. In this context, banks' financial decisions—those directly in response to the COVID-19... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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5 Ways Momentum for Climate Action Has Grown Since the Paris Agreement Was Signed 23.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
Since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted in 2015 and signed by 175 countries on Earth Day the following year, global momentum to tackle the climate emergency has been building. Progress has been made on almost every front, ...
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