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UK steps towards zero-carbon economy 15.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Ministers are responding to scientists' climate challenge. But are they doing enough so far?
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Six climate questions for 'Green GB' 12.10.2018 BBC: Science
Cars, planes, heating, fracking and food will come under scrutiny as the UK bids to keep climate change to 1.5C.
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The Swedish wasteland that's now a sustainability star 3.10.2018 BBC: Business
Does Stockholm's world-famous eco-neighbourhood really offer a template for green urban living?
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Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants 21.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A plan to be announced in coming days would give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.
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The Phony Numbers Behind California's Solar Mandate 13.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A state-hired consultant lowballed the costs and assumed massive subsidies in estimating benefits.
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Report: Energy efficiency, renewables create nearly 60,000 Minnesota jobs 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A report analyzing jobs in the Midwest's energy efficiency, renewable energy and related sectors found job growth was particularly strong in Minnesota.
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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Power people 26.6.2018 BBC: Technology
Home energy storage could lead to lower bills...eventually.
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Feeling the heat? 19.6.2018 BBC: Technology
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?
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Langouët, the 100% green little Gallic village 16.6.2018 Hindu: International
“Small is beautiful” would be an ideal slogan for the village of Langouët in Brittany, northern France. This community of 600 inhabitants, located nea
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Helping Nigerians move from the slums to affordable green homes of their own 16.6.2018 Hindu: Society
Rapid urbanization has forced millions of Nigerians to live in slums and squatter settlements, as the country’s population is growing faster than its
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New Study Says Your Gadget Addiction Could Save Us All 5.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by WIRED and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Boy, it’s hard to stay optimistic these days, what with the impending doom of our species at the hands of…our species. Namely, human-caused climate change. Climbing temperatures are ripping apart ecosystems, and rising seas are already forcing people from their homes. If an asteroid […]
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Enjoy Those Avocados, Pistachios and Oranges While You Can, Because They Are Going Away 27.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Chris Sayer pushed his way through avocado branches and grasped a denuded limb. It was stained black, as if someone had ladled tar over its bark. In February, the temperature had dropped below freezing for three hours, killing the limb. The thick […]
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This 70-Year-Old Republican Mayor Wants to Prove That His Small Southern Town Can Go Green 24.5.2018 Mother Jones
Last year, Mayor Greg Lemons counted every single street light in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and found there were 256. If his town of about 2,900 residents switched over to solar-powered lamps and LED bulbs, he reasoned, taxpayers could save thousands of dollars and be environmentally conscious.  Street lights are just a part of Lemon’s ambitious plans to make Abita Springs a model of energy efficiency and sustainability. A life-long Republican, he has fought […]
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California is the first state to require solar panels on new homes. Here's why Big Brother is on to something 21.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When a state regulatory body decrees that all new homes must have rooftop solar starting in 2020, my temperature rises.

Big Brother is intruding too deeply into my personal life, I’m thinking. Shouldn’t it be my call alone whether to invest in solar panels, perhaps incentivized by state tax credits...

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Tomorrow's cities: Park with four seasons under one roof 20.5.2018 BBC: Technology
Four seasons park explores need for greener cities and looks at how climate change affects urban spaces.
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MPs criticise government clean energy policies 16.5.2018 BBC: Business
Two parliamentary committees say ill-thought out policies have driven down clean energy investment.
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Denver’s green roof initiative may face big changes that provide less-costly options — but its lead backer is OK with that 14.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Denver's voter-passed green roof ordinance could be in for big changes soon as city officials aim to make it more workable -- and, in many cases, less costly to implement.
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California approaches collective madness on housing 12.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
California approaches collective madness on housing
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Of course California should require solar panels on new homes 11.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Starting in 2020, California will be the first state in the nation to require newly constructed homes and low-rise apartment buildings to have solar panels to generate electricity. This mandate, adopted this week by the California Energy Commission, may be the simplest, most logical policy yet...

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