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September 15 Green Energy News

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“Worsening storms are the price of greed” • The necessary and terrifyingly overdue efforts to combat climate change at the source of worsening storms are simply not being made in the US. Instead, even small victories, such as reducing pollution from coal and US participation in the Paris Climate Accord, are being walked […]

September 14 Green Energy News

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“Gas-related explosions set fire to homes near Boston” • At least one person has been killed and others injured in 60 to 80 incidents thought to be gas explosions and fires in towns north of Boston. A fire chief said investigators suspect the fires were caused by “over-pressurisation of a gas main” belonging […]

September 13 Green Energy News

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“North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels … so passed a law against it” • In 2012, North Carolina reacted to a prediction by its Coastal Resources Commission that sea levels could rise by 39 inches over the next century by passing a law banning policies based on such forecasts. Now it […]

September 12 Green Energy News

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“Airbus SeaWing Kite Sails To Cut Fuel Costs For Cargo Ships 20%” • Last year, some Airbus engineers formed a company called AirSeas to develop wind power technology for ocean-going cargo ships. Airbus will use prototype kite sails on cargo ships that move parts for aircraft between its locations in Europe and the […]

September 11 Green Energy News

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“Hurricane Florence: Four Things You Should Know That Your Meteorologist is Truly Too Busy to Tell You” • Florence has an unusual path and conditions are making it powerful. We should keep that in mind as we look at the climate dynamics that make Florence stand out from others in the history of […]

September 10 Green Energy News

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“Tucson utility joins fight against initiative to increase solar, renewable use” • Tucson’s largest utility is joining the fight against a November ballot initiative that seeks to increase the use of renewable power in Arizona. Proposition 127 would require public utilities to get 50% of their power from clean energy sources by 2030. […]

September 9 Green Energy News

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Scenes From San Francisco’s #RiseforClimate” • In San Francisco, political and business leaders are gathering for the Global Climate Action Summit. On Saturday, so were 30,000 people, who came to make it clear that the stakes for dawdling on replacing fossil fuels with a just transition to clean energy are very, very high. […]

September 8 Green Energy News

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“Ryan Zinke brushes past threatened islands’ most pressing demand during visit” • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has spent his week traveling through a series of tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of an effort meant to strengthen strategic and security-based alliances. But he is ignoring their need to deal with climate change. […]

September 7 Green Energy News

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“‘Bold’ Climate Action Could Deliver $26 Trillion In Economic Benefits Through 2030” • A report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate shows that benefits of climate-smart growth are “significantly” underestimated. It says “bold climate action” could drive at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. [CleanTechnica]

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September 6 Green Energy News

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“Court Upholds Massachusetts’ Authority to Cap Power Plant CO2 Emissions” • Massachusetts’ highest court resoundingly upheld the state’s power to impose limits on carbon emissions from power plants. It is an example of states establishing their authority to fill the regulatory void the Trump administration is creating. [InsideClimate News]

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