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December 2 Green Energy News

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“Portrait of a Planet on the Verge of Climate Catastrophe” • As politicians gather for the annual UN climate conference, climate catastrophe looks inevitable. We have simply left it too late to hold rising global temperatures to under 1.5°C and so prevent a future of drowned coasts, ruined coral reefs, spreading deserts, and […]

December 1 Green Energy News

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“A Solar Bonus is the Latest Clean Energy Incentive for Massachusetts Farmers” • A solar incentive launched this week in Massachusetts is the state’s latest effort to make it easier for farmers to adopt renewable power and become more energy efficient. The incentive promotes PV projects that coexist with agricultural uses. [Energy News […]

November 30 Green Energy News

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“Australia On Track for 50% Renewables by 2030” • Australia would reach 50% renewable energy by 2030 even if installations were cut two-thirds, Green Energy Markets estimates. At current installation rates for windpower, solar farms, and rooftop solar, about 78% of Australia’s power will be from renewable energy by 2030. [The Australian Financial […]

November 29 Green Energy News

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“Twilight of the Taj” • Pollution has other effects in addition to being ruinous to public health. The damage it is doing Taj Mahal is becoming clear. A combination of pollution and neglect is threatening its existence. Sulphur dioxide, along with other pollutants, are combining with moisture in the atmosphere to cause acid […]

November 28 Green Energy News

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“Sydney Storms: Hundreds Call for Help amid Flash-Flooding” • Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, had its average monthly rainfall within just two hours, meteorologists said. More than 500 people called for emergency assistance after the storm it the city and nearby regions, causing floods, power cuts, and flight delays. [BBC]

November 27 Green Energy News

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“Boulder and Pueblo Could Be the Next Cities to Create Their Own Utilities in Pursuit of 100% Renewable Energy” • Municipal utilities could lead the 100% renewable charge. Six communities, from Burlington, Vermont, to Kodiak, Alaska, have reached the 100% renewable electricity target. Five of those are municipal utilities. [The Colorado Sun]

November 26 Green Energy News

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“In Mount Everest Region, World’s Highest Glaciers Are Melting, Receding” • For many tourists, a trek to Mount Everest Base Camp, is an adventure of a lifetime. But what is stunning scenery to tourists is for climate scientists an apocalyptic sight. They see dramatic evidence all around of a rapidly warming atmosphere. (Photos) […]

November 25 Green Energy News

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“3 Big Takeaways from the Major New US Climate Report” • Climate change is here, it’s expensive, and it’s deadly, according to a dire new report. The risks are not just down the road. The report connects climate change to current issues from declining water levels in the Colorado River Basin to the […]

November 24 Green Energy News

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“Climate Change: Report Warns of Growing Impact on US Life” • The US government’s 4th National Climate Assessment says climate change is “presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.” The warning is at odds with the Trump administration’s fossil fuels agenda. [BBC]

November 23 Green Energy News

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“Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit a New Record in 2017, UN Says” • The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record last year with emissions showing no sign of slowing down, the UN World Meteorological Organization said. The annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin dashed hopes for a slowdown in emissions […]