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Burn natural gas for power? The DWP should weigh the health costs of climate change and pollution 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Is it physics or economics that’s behind the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s belief that it may need to refurbish its natural-gas-burning power plants? There’s a disconnect at the heart of DWP’s argument.

According to an article in the L.A. Times, DWP staff claim the...

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Looking for a shred of good news on global warming? Consider the explosion of cheaper clean energy 25.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s clear that 2018 was a terrible year for Earth’s climate. California saw the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in its history, the continually thawing Arctic got down to the last 5% of its oldest and thickest ice, and after slowing in recent years, greenhouse gas emissions were once...

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The DWP's fossil-fuel fallback plan ignores rapid advances in battery technology 23.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representatives have stated that gas-fired power plants are needed to provide electricity when solar and wind energy are not available.

The basis for this is the view that electrical energy storage technology is not currently developed sufficiently...

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Baby Trumpers Aren’t Necessarily Climate Deniers 22.12.2018 Mother Jones
Alex Epstein is the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and works as a consultant for the coal industry and other dirty companies. On Friday, he came to the Turning Point USA student action summit in Palm Beach, Florida, to tutor the next generation of conservatives on the subtleties of climate change denial, offering […]
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Essential California: The state is aiming for 100% clean energy, but L.A. might invest billions in fossil fuels 22.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Dec. 22. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is leaning toward spending billions of dollars to rebuild three aging gas-fired power plants, even...

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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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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s legacy: Compromises, a booming economy and a shift to the left 21.12.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Democrat John Hickenlooper’s eight years as Colorado governor will be remembered for his insistence on finding common ground between different power bases -- and the backlash that followed when that didn’t happen.
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How Xcel could bring carbon-free power to Minnesota 20.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The utility will need a "complex mix" of energy technology to achieve its goal of carbon-free electric by 2050, one expert says.
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Louisville council approves church’s plans to build columbarium within neighborhood core 19.12.2018 Denver Post: Local
Louisville leaders on Tuesday approved a local church's designs to install a columbarium on its property in the heart of the city's suburban core.
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Trump’s White House Will Have to Go Green Under DC’s New Clean Energy Plan 19.12.2018 Mother Jones
The DC Council on Tuesday passed one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy bills to date, yet another sign that while the Trump administration moves backward on climate action, cities and states are continuing to move forward, even in the president’s own backyard. The Clean Energy DC Act, approved in a unanimous vote by the council, requires the District […]
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Nasa's New Horizons probe on course for historic flyby 18.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Ex-Pluto spacecraft New Horizons maintains the trajectory taking it to its next dramatic encounter.
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2018 statistic of the year: Plastic waste fact tops list 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Facts about the environment, Kylie Jenner and Jaffa cakes all make the list.
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Energy plans may cut £45 a year from bills 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Proposals by the regulator would lead to lower returns for investors, but save customers money.
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Climate wind shift? 81-percent support Green New Deal 18.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Unprecedented support for greener climate policy.
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Until We Confront Capitalism, We Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis 16.12.2018 Truthout.com
Author Simon Pirani explains what must be done to halt runaway greenhouse gas emissions.

The post Until We Confront Capitalism, We Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis appeared first on Truthout.

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Storm Deirdre: Wind, snow and rain hit parts of UK 16.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
There are warnings of ice after Storm Deirdre brought freezing rain and high winds to the country.
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Can Adopting a Complementary Indigenous Perspective Save Us? 15.12.2018 Truthout.com
We cannot afford to ignore or dismiss the perspective that has guided us for most of human history.

The post Can Adopting a Complementary Indigenous Perspective Save Us? appeared first on Truthout.

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Republicans Who Slap Voters in the Face May Be in for a Nasty Surprise 13.12.2018 American Prospect
John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP Opponents of the Wisconsin legislature's lame-duck actions rally in Madison.  democracy_rules.jpg Republicans in Michigan and Wisconsin who have  moved aggressively  to steamroll voters and strip power from incoming Democratic officials appear confident that they will pay no political price, and many  analysts seem to concur . After all, state legislators won’t face re-election for another two to four years, and electoral maps gerrymandered to heavily favor Republicans won’t be redrawn until after 2020. That’s a long time in politics, and it would be easy to assume that protesters now crowding the state capitals in Lansing and Madison will by then have moved on. But that assumption overlooks two powerful lessons from the recent midterms: One, that gerrymandering  can backfire , particularly when the political winds shift dramatically. And two, that voters are increasingly fed up with assaults on democracy. The more Republicans take aim at  voting rights ,  ...
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Where did the Sun come from? 10.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Earth would be a frozen lump of rock without the energy created from our nearest star.
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Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System' 10.12.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Voyager 2, a space probe launched in 1977, becomes only the second human-made object to enter the space between the stars.
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