Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: clean energy

‘We must act now’: 180 House Democrats urge Pelosi to save...

"With more support and resources for clean energy, we can save thousands of good American jobs, create new ones, and ensure that we don't go backward in our fight against the climate crisis, but we must act now."

From Hurricane Maria to Covid, gas lobbyist-turned-Trump energy lawyer uses crises...

“This rule change would be a massive giveaway to polluters, so it's no surprise to see it being pushed by a fossil fuel lobbyist who's now part of the Trump administration.”

Clean energy spreads nationwide

"This milestone is a victory for everyone who has been forced to breathe polluted air or drink unclean water because they lived near a dirty power plant."

‘Not just bad, it’s pathological’: while pushing big oil bailouts, trump...

“Robbing from a clean energy future to prop up the dirty energy past.”

Trump admin sits on $43 billion intended for clean energy loans...

"These utility-led programs could drive significant job and economic growth statewide as we step out of our current pause."

Helena, Montana commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030

"Cities are filling the void in climate action in the absence of state or federal leadership."

First city in Kentucky passes resolution to be 100 percent renewable...

"My hope is that Louisville’s accomplishment will become a model for cities throughout Kentucky and an impetus for changes in state policy..."

Replacing coal with renewables could save energy customers $8 billion a...

“We conducted an in-depth, asset-by-asset assessment of the coal fleet in the U.S. and found that >70 GWs of coal capacity will become economically at risk through the course of the next decade.”

Los Angeles school board commits to renewable energy after months of...

"This 100% Clean Energy school district commitment demonstrates what can happen when students, parents, teachers and school district leaders work to move the needle on climate."

Giant water battery cuts university’s energy costs by $100 million over...

“Universities have a very large energy footprint and we wanted to tackle that and reduce that expense.”

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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

U.S. Cold War China policy will isolate the U.S, not China

The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.
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Video: Restrained detainee begs for life as guards kill him

Neville’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against the county of Forsyth and Wellpath, the medical agency that employs the nurse, for failing to save Neville’s life and negligently causing his death.