User: newstrust Topic: Green Technology
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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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A Green New Deal for American Labor? 17.2.2019
Significant forces in the labor movement are actively opposed to a Green New Deal.

The post A Green New Deal for American Labor? appeared first on Truthout.

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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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In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached 9.2.2019
Perhaps no people know better than Haitians just how dangerous, destructive and destabilizing climate change can be.

The post In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached appeared first on Truthout.

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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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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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As the Climate Collapses, We Ask: “How, Then, Shall We Live?” 4.2.2019
Perhaps the wisdom we need most is already right before our eyes.

The post As the Climate Collapses, We Ask: “How, Then, Shall We Live?” appeared first on Truthout.

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5 Ways to Protect the Planet Without Disenfranchising People With Disabilities 27.1.2019
Despite their vulnerability to climate change, people with disabilities often are omitted from relevant policy making.

The post 5 Ways to Protect the Planet Without Disenfranchising People With Disabilities appeared first on Truthout.

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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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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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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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'Science House' a case study in progress of efficient living 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Science Museum of Minnesota's "Science House" generates more energy than it consumes. The Climate Cast team recently took a tour to find out how.
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Sending astronauts to Mars would be stupid, astronaut says 24.12.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
One of the first astronauts to orbit the Moon thinks there's no public support to send people to Mars.
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Hot Property Newsletter: Deck the halls 22.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

This time of year, our environment is filled with bright and shiny objects. So what better way to toast the season than with some personalized home features? Among those we found this week were a skateboard ramp, a purple-clad movie theater and a can’t-miss-it lime green front door.

A renovation...

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Colorado’s Electric Car Dream: More charging stations, less smog and the warm embrace of renewable energy 22.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
The state of Colorado is growing more bullish on electric vehicles as it launches a plan to build more charging stations and "electrify" more of the state's transportation sector.
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How We Stop the World From “Burning Up” 13.12.2018
Whether we stop runaway carbon emissions is dependent on how deeply we transform society as a whole.

The post How We Stop the World From “Burning Up” appeared first on Truthout.

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