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Los Angeles is finally ditching coal — and replacing it with another polluting fuel 16.7.2019 LA Times: Business

L.A. will build a gas-fired power plant in Utah, even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touts a "Green New Deal" to fight climate change.

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Those ads ripping Garcetti on homelessness? They’re about fighting his Green New Deal 14.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.

That effort has since been eclipsed...

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Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money 13.7.2019 WRI Stories
Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money Comments|Add Comment|PrintA fuel-efficient airplane takes off during NASA's Green Flight competition. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA. 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 ground-breaking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Inside Shell's EV charging vision 10.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
This article is adapted from the newsletter Transport Weekly, running Tuesdays. Subscribe here.There was no better example of Shell's difficult balancing act — between the fossil fuel engine that has driven its business for decades and its aims for a cleaner future — than an unexpected issue that arose at one of its recent events in the San Francisco Bay Area.  
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10 questions for Shell's New Energies VP 9.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Three years ago, the oil major created a division to invest in electricity, clean energy, electric vehicle charging, alternative fuels and other newer businesses. GreenBiz recently got an update on how all of that's been going.
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Salesforce, Microsoft, Apple push Virginia utility to use more renewables, less gas 9.7.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ten data center operators argue that solar-plus-storage is cheaper and cleaner than gas-fired peaker plants.
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Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? 8.7.2019 WRI Stories
Natural Gas Beat Coal in the US. Will Renewables and Storage Soon Beat Natural Gas? Comments|Add Comment|PrintWind turbines north of Corpus Christi, Texas. Flickr/Drew Kolb In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in the cost of renewable energy,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Global warming may kill the new era of supersonic travel before it even begins 28.6.2019 LA Times: Business

The dream of flying passengers faster than the speed of sound gave birth to Concorde in the 1970s, only for the nightmare of making a profit to snuff it out less than three decades later.

Companies competing to build a successor to the iconic jet may find that the biggest hurdle isn’t technology...

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Where Is Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan? 28.6.2019 Mother Jones
When the Sunrise Movement held the last stop on its Green New Deal tour in Washington, DC in May, Bernie Sanders was the understated star act. A crowd of 1,500 people at Howard University gave the 2020 candidate a standing ovation even before he began his stump speech about the climate crisis. The Vermont Senator’s […]
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Yes, clean, electric buildings can reduce emissions and save money in new construction 27.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
A new report publishes outdated research about emissions in the built environment — here are the facts about building electrification.
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U.S. Military Produces More Greenhouse Gas Emissions Than up to 140 Countries 25.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
If the military were a country, its fuel usage alone would make it the 47th largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, lying between Peru and Portugal.
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Trump Cannot Rob From the Working Class to Enrich the Ethanol Lobby | Opinion 22.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
E15, an environmentally unfriendly fuel blend, will soon dominate gas pumps nationwide, a great deal for farmers and the ethanol industry but a raw deal for everyone else.
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Besides Buying Renewables, How Can Companies and Cities Create a Greener Grid? 21.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
Corporations have driven much of the recent U.S. investment in renewable energy, collectively procuring more than 16 gigawatts of new capacity since 2014, enough to power roughly 5 million homes for a year. Commercial and industrial energy users represent more than 60% of U.S. ...
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Trump administration rolls back Obama-era rule for coal-fired plants 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It's replacing the Obama rule with a less ambitious one that gives states more discretion in regulating those power plants.
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Besides Buying Renewables, How Can Companies and Cities Create a Greener Grid? 17.6.2019 WRI Stories
Besides Buying Renewables, How Can Companies and Cities Create a Greener Grid? Comments|Add Comment|PrintBuying renewable energy is just one of several ways to help green the electricity grid. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr. Corporations have driven much of the recent U.S. investment in renewable energy, collectively procuring more than 16 gigawatts of new capacity since 2014, enough to power roughly 5 million homes for a year. Commercial and industrial energy users represent more than 60% of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New and better way to assess the climate impact of new pipelines 12.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New and better way to assess the climate impact of new pipelines
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The Green New Deal is More Than a Climate Plan. It's a Model for Building Worker Power | Opinion 11.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A shift from fossil fuels to clean energy could leave many workers behind. That's why the climate proposal includes provisions for protecting workers' rights.
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The petroleum paradox 6.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Transforming our global energy systems requires some systems thinking — and maybe some cognitive dissonance.
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5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution 5.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
Most of the rising global attention to air pollution focuses on the impacts that ozone, particulate matter and other pollutants have on human health. This is natural; the numbers in the headlines are striking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that ...
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5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution 5.6.2019 WRI Stories
5 Under-recognized Impacts of Air Pollution Comments|Add Comment|PrintVisible air pollution in Delhi, India. Photo by Sumita Roy Dutta/Wikimedia Commons Most of the rising global attention to air pollution focuses on the impacts that ozone, particulate matter and other pollutants have on human health. This is natural; the numbers in the headlines are striking. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that air pollution inside and outside the home is responsible for about 7 million... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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