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A Post-Pandemic Bright Spot: Cities All Over the World Have Big Plans for a “Green Recovery” 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The cars that typically throng the huge highways weaving through Los Angeles are such an established part of the city’s fabric that when the coronavirus pandemic hit, their sudden absence felt bizarre to locals even eerie. But many Angelenos […]
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Working from home: The rise of the DIY office 13.9.2020 BBC: Technology
From treetops to ironing-board desks - a look at some of your creative home offices.
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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Why does California's power grid keep flirting with disaster? We've got answers 9.9.2020 LA Times: Business

Labor Day Weekend had state officials pleading for energy conservation to avoid blackouts. The power grid operator's CEO talks challenges and the future.

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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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What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves 13.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.
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Home insulation scheme must guarantee high-quality work, say campaigners 22.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Homeowners using a energy efficiency grant must be protected from bad quality work, campaigners say.
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How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous 21.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. A perfect storm of crises is forming across the United States. Above our heads, a “heat dome” of high pressure could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks. This coming in […]
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Post-coronavirus housing upgrades urged to create thousands of jobs 21.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Fitting thousands of homes with new energy technology could create 50,000 jobs, housing bodies say.
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Joe Biden sets out aggressive plan to tackle climate change 14.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Joe Biden's plan for rebuilding the economy hinges heavily on clean-energy investment and would rapidly reverse the Trump era's retreat on climate.

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On 25th anniversary of Chicago heat wave, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle vows 100% renewable energy in county facilities by 2030 14.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County-owned buildings will rely solely on clean energy by 2030, board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Monday while warning of the dire climate change that could recreate the conditions of Chicago’s deadly heat wave 25 years ago.
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Global Warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore Is…Optimistic? 13.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before he lost the US presidency by a nose (and a Supreme Court decision), Al Gore had a reputation for pitching ambitious policy solutions to the knottiest societal problems. From the Senate […]
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Dunston Staiths: A symbol of the past fighting for its future 13.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Reputedly Europe's largest timber structure, is there a future for Dunston Staiths?
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Summer Statement: Key points at a glance 8.7.2020 BBC: Business
Rishi Sunak announced his plans to help the economy recover. Here's what you need to know.
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Vouchers of up to £5,000 for home insulation 7.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
The chancellor will announce £2bn of grants to fund energy-saving projects for homeowners in England.
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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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Citing 'existential threat,' House climate action plan has a big focus on California 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

California, other U.S. states and communities of color face threats from climate change, a House select committee stated in a report Tuesday. It laid out an action plan for reversing those threats.

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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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SoCalGas ramps up use of Aliso Canyon, site of worst gas leak in U.S. history 9.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's committed to shutting down Aliso Canyon. But its use has skyrocketed since his election.

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Five key questions about our energy future after Covid-19 9.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The pandemic has seen CO2 emissions fall - but will these changes be permanent?
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