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October 21 Green Energy News

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“Is Climate Science Denial Leading to Human Rights Violations, Asks Philippines Commission” • As climate change liability increasingly lands in courtrooms around the globe, the Philippines Commission on Human Rights is taking a different and unique approach, investigating climate change impacts as a human rights infringement. [DeSmog]

Philippine boy after Typhoon Ketsana […]

October 20 Green Energy News

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“Puget Sound Energy Launches Green Direct to Support 100% Renewable Goals” • Washington State energy provider Puget Sound Energy announced that the second round of its Green Direct program has been fully subscribed. It allows local councils and businesses to buy 100% of their energy from local renewable sources. [CleanTechnica]

Puget Sound […]

October 19 Green Energy News

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“Trump’s failure to fight climate change is a crime against humanity” • President Donald Trump, along with others who oppose action to address human-induced climate change, should be held accountable for climate crimes against humanity. Their policies deny the rights to life, health, and property to their own citizens and people worldwide. [CNN]

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October 18 Green Energy News

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“There is No Alternative to a World of 100% Renewables” • In a pv magazine interview, Christian Breyer, Professor of Solar Economy at Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology, explains a 100% renewables model is not only technically feasible, but also the cheapest and safest option for dealing with climate change. [pv magazine International] […]

October 17 Green Energy News

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“Trump Administration to Drop its Emergency Coal, Nuclear Bailout Plan” • The Trump administration has shelved a plan to invoke wartime emergency powers to justify multibillion-dollar bailouts for economically struggling coal and nuclear plants, at least for now. Several sources say economic and security advisors objected to the plan. [Greentech Media]

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Vermont Attorney General Warns: Scammers Targeting Utility Customers

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is warning Vermonters about a spike in scams by fraudsters pretending to be utilities. The Attorney General issued a “Scam Alert” and joins Vermont power companies in warning Vermonters about the scam.

These scammers call residents and businesses demanding immediate payment for electricity with a credit card, pre-paid card, or […]

October 16 Green Energy News

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“The UN’s Devastating Climate Change Report was Too Optimistic” • While deniers claim the latest IPCC report is “too alarmist,” one former IPCC lead author said, “If anything it is the opposite. Once again, with their latest report, they have been overly conservative (ie, erring on the side of understating, underestimating the problem).” […]

October 15 Green Energy News

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“Message from Hurricanes Michael and Maria: Renewable Energy Makes More Sense than Ever” • To face the growing threat of climate change, we can no longer rely on old energy systems. We must develop new ones that can withstand more frequent hazards. We can build infrastructure in a smarter, more sustainable way. [USA […]

October 14 Green Energy News

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“5.7-MW Solar Project Now Producing Energy on Former Landfill in Vermont” • A 5.7-MW solar project on a former landfill in Brattleboro, Vermont, is now online. The project was jointly developed by Sky Solar and Encore Renewable Energy. The solar array sits on land owned by the Windham Solid Waste Management District. [Solar […]

October 13 Green Energy News

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“Wind and Solar Farms can Make Their own Weather” • Some forms of renewable energy could change the climate more directly than had previously been thought. If wind turbines and solar panels were deployed across the Sahara, more rain would fall and more plants would grow, according to research in the journal Science. […]