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Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

July 8th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy


Florida Leading Large Solar Power Growth In US Southeast

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has been promoting and tracking clean energy in the US Southeast for many years. It now puts out an annual Solar in the Southeast report. Along with state comparisons on megawatts of solar installed, policy, and other matters, SACE actually calculates and shares installed solar capacity per customer for states and utilities


West Coast Electric Utilities Map Out I-5 Electric Truck Charging Sites

June 25th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Reliable EV charging infrastructure is critical for a transition to electric vehicles, and that includes electric trucks. It seems US West Coast utilities understand that very well, as they are taking a lead and pushing society in the needed direction. Recently, 9 West Coast utilities and two agencies created


3 Reasons To Invest In Renewable Energy Now

May 5th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

As the human tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, global restrictions to stop the spread of the virus — including stay-at-home orders, business closures, and travel prohibitions — may contribute to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression


How Korea Is Winning The Fight Against COVID-19 & Increasing Climate Action

May 4th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The Republic of Korea’s response to COVID-19 has been among the most effective in the world. By combining aggressive testing with early isolation and treatment of those who test positive, Korea has lowered its infection rate while avoiding the need to lock down entire cities. The government reorganized hospitals to prevent infection, effectively distributed face masks, and will cover all COVID-related medical costs


Clean Trucks Are Critical To Our Future

April 28th, 2020 | by NRDC

Sadly, big polluters are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to attack vital environmental rules by pressuring government agencies for regulatory delays, rollbacks, or weaken enforcement. One target of their lobbying is the ongoing Advanced Clean Truck rulemaking, which would put clean, zero-emission trucks on California’s roads starting in


The EPA’s Dirty Water: New Rule Discards Science, Ignores Importance of Wetlands & Tributaries

April 27th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Water, water everywhere and hardly a drop is being protected by the Trump administration. In its latest act of abdication, the Environmental Protection Agency published its Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register on April 21. The rule is scheduled to go into effect June 22, completing the elimination of the Obama administration’s Waters of the US Rule



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