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December 11 Green Energy News

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“Costa Rica Is Already 300 Days of Living on Renewable Energy” • Costa Rica broke its own record for running entirely on renewable energy in 2017, when the country managed to hold on to environmentally friendly electricity 299 days. In 2018, that record has been broken, as Costa Rica has run 300 days […]

December 10 Green Energy News

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“‘Historic’ Month as Wind Power Meets 109% of Energy Demands” • November has been hailed as a “historic month” after over 100% of Scotland’s electricity demands were met by wind power for the first time. Wind production last month broke previous records by generating enough energy for nearly six million homes. [STV News] […]

December 9 Green Energy News

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“Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale” • Logging Alaska’s mature stands could exacerbate climate change. It could cripple Southeast Alaska’s recreation, tourism, and salmon fishing industries. But the state’s governor petitioned the US Forest Service to remove protection from Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. [Truthout]

Bear and bald eagle (Forest Service Alaska […]

December 8 Green Energy News

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“Simple Steps to Climate-Proof Farms Have Big Potential Upside for Tropical Farmers” • Climate-smart agriculture boosts yields, mitigates extreme weather impact and reduces emissions of greenhouse gases. A study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture shows profitable opportunities for farmers and the environment. [Science Daily]

Drought and salinity-resistant rice at a […]

December 7 Green Energy News

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“Trump’s Environmental Rollback Rolls On” • The Trump administration rollback continues to target rules. The Interior Department unveiled plans to allow oil drilling on millions of acres that have been off-limits to protect the greater sage grouse. And the EPA said it would end rules limiting carbon emissions on new coal plants. […]

December 6 Green Energy News

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“Increasing Fossil Fuel Use Push Carbon Emissions to Record High” • Increasing coal, oil and gas use are pushing global carbon emissions to an all-time high, climate scientists have told the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. They said a projected rise in global emissions of more than 2% has due to growth […]

December 5 Green Energy News

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“Why This Republican Mayor Spoke at Bernie Sanders’s Climate Town Hall” • Georgetown, Texas, went solidly for Trump in 2016, and for Romney in 2012. But last year, the Austin exurb became one of the greenest places in the state: It was the first Texan city to convert to 100% renewable energy to […]

December 4 Green Energy News

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“India to Achieve Emissions Control Targets Well Ahead of Time” • According to its Environment Minister, India will surpass its commitments on greenhouse gas emission checks and energy transition to renewables made under the 2015 Paris climate pact 10 years ahead of time, making it a world-wide leader in climate action. [India Climate […]

December 3 Green Energy News

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“Trump Alone on Climate Change as G20 Find Common Ground on Trade, Migration” • A joint statement signed by all twenty member nations said nineteen of them reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris climate accord. The US, which plans to withdraw from the pact under President Donald Trump, is the lone holdout. [Business […]

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 […]