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As Minnesota moves toward green energy, young family does, too 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Working for the oil industry paid better, but this mom and dad were looking for more compensation than just money.
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A loan program was set up to boost energy efficiency. Instead, it's being used to build 'granny flats' 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As stories piled up of homeowners being smooth-talked into taking home improvement loans they couldn’t afford, defenders of the PACE program cited its safety features.

The loans could be used only for environmentally friendly and safety projects, they noted. And money couldn’t be issued until projects...

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The Green New Deal will cost a lot. Not switching to renewable energy will cost us everything 12.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Those who claim we can’t afford to switch to clean energy never discuss the very expensive external costs of dirty energy. Trillions of dollars spent on war, health problems and environmental problems are swept under a rug. (“AOC's Green New Deal could finally force the U.S. to get...

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Colorado energy director Will Toor to drive push toward renewables, electric vehicles 11.2.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
As the new executive director of the Colorado Energy office, Will Toor, plans to tackle Gov. Jared Polis' "bold goals" of increasing the use of renewable energy sources on the state's electric grid and getting more electric vehicles on the roads.
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This Is the Green New Deal’s Biggest Problem 11.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There might be no better monument to the limits of American environmentalism in the climate change era than a parking garage in Berkeley, California. It’s got “rooftop solar, electric-vehicle charging stations and dedicated spots for car-share vehicles, rainwater capture and water treatment […]
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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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Gore Hails Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal 7.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The goals are ambitious and comprehensive. Now the work begins to decide the best ways to achieve them, with specific policy solutions tied to timelines," Al Gore said.
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Pivot Energy developing community solar projects in Denver metro 6.2.2019 Denver Post: Business
Denver-based Pivot Energy, which says it wants to see Colorado become a national leader in community solar projects, is installing three new arrays in the Denver area.
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'Celebrity Big Brother' Eviction Shocked Kaelin 5.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I was so happy that people hopefully saw a different side of me."
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The Green New Deal Is Already Happening in One Portland Neighborhood 4.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s a cloudy gray day in Cully, a neighborhood in northeastern Portland, and the air is thick with the smell of burnt tires. The culprit? An asphalt manufacturing plant, where black rubble is piled into one long heaping mound, waiting to […]
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Inside the ‘rat hole’ mines where Indians risk their lives to find coal 26.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Abdul Alim spent less than a week working inside the 370-foot-deep coal mine before deciding he’d had enough. The pit was too dangerous, the risk of flooding too great, the safety equipment nonexistent.

When a boss brought him and other workers to a market one evening to buy supplies, Alim told...

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Here’s How an FDR Works Project Could Become the Centerpiece of a Green New Deal 24.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In May 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act establishing the nation’s largest public utility and setting in motion an ambitious New Deal policy to provide electricity and jobs to some of the poorest Americans in the midst […]
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Visionary Elon Musk is forced to focus on the mundane to keep his Tesla dream alive 22.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Elon Musk set out to build a different kind of car company. He succeeded.

Now he’s dealing with the consequences.

As became clear over the past week and a half, the man whose mission is to help save Earth for humanity through sustainable transportation and energy — and colonize Mars as a backstop...

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PG&E’s bankruptcy could slow California’s fight against climate change 16.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Climate change helped fuel the deadly fires that prompted California’s largest power company to announce Monday that it would file for bankruptcy in the face of $30 billion in potential liabilities.

In a grim twist, the bankruptcy of PG&E Corp. could now slow California’s efforts to fight climate...

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CU Boulder researchers report nearly 5-degree warming at Lake Dillon 14.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A nearly four-decade water quality study led by a University of Colorado professor at Lake Dillon in Summit County has found that its surface temperature has warmed by almost 5 degrees Fahrenheit during that time.
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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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Beto O’Rourke Says He’s “Supportive of the Concept” of a Green New Deal 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Beto O’Rourke is the latest potential 2020 presidential candidate to get behind a Green New Deal. In a statement to HuffPost, a spokesman for O’Rourke, whose high-profile bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) propelled the former House Democrat from Texas onto […]
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That’s a relief: Retired pitcher finds a buyer for his custom home in Arizona 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Retired relief pitcher Bob Howry, who played for such Major League teams as the Cubs, White Sox and Giants, has sold his home in Peoria, Ariz., for $1.975 million.

The expansive contemporary, built for the baseball player in 2008, looks like a vast warehouse in the desert from above with its flat...

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Inside the Bill That Set the “Strongest Clean Energy Requirement in the Nation” 31.12.2018 Mother Jones
Washington, DC is positioning itself on the climate policy fast track. The District of Columbia city council voted unanimously last week to approve an expansive climate bill requiring utility providers to generate 100 percent of their energy supply from renewable sources by 2032. If DC Mayor Muriel Bowser signs the legislation as expected, the provisions […]
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Six Times the Environment Won in 2018 29.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. By all accounts, 2018 had its share of big environmental bummers. Scientists calmly explained that our current rate of warming will cause geological changes akin to a meteor striking the Earth. Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt spent thousands of taxpayers dollars on coins, flights, and security booths while […]
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