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What it takes to be carbon neutral — for a family, a city, a country

New Washington Post series on Climate Solutions (Read more here) The deliberate choice to “live small,” Purup Nohr said, is one way people can be kinder to the planet than their parents might have been. Copenhagen is trying to become the first carbon-neutral capital by 2025 — a full 25 years before Washington and other […]

MUST READ: Why science failed to stop climate change: How the energy companies took us all

by NAOMI ORESKES November 18, 2019 read full article in Salon here It’s a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time… ….Scientists working on the […]

Governor Gavin’s chance to become a climate dividends hero

by Mike Sandler, co-founder of The Climate Center With Federal climate action stalled for years, climate activists have looked to California to lead the way.  And California has in many ways, including by adopting the most ambitious multi-sector GHG cap in the country and an economywide carbon price, the first and still only one in […]

Trump’s import tariffs will make U.S. wind power more expensive

by Jim Efstathiou Jr, Bloomberg President Donald Trump’s trade war won’t wreck the U.S. wind industry, but it will raise the cost of power. Tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, as well as on metals from Europe and elsewhere, could raise the cost of wind power in the U.S. by as much as 10 […]

Washington rolls back safety rules inspired by deepwater horizon disaster

by Coral Davenport, The New York Times The Trump administration has completed its plan to roll back major offshore-drilling safety regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in 2010 that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and […]

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Gov. Brown signs new state law curbing methane from dairy cows, landfills

by Guy Kovner, The Press Democrat

Public Policy that Builds the Green Economy

Letter to the Editor of the Press Democrat (published 9/24/11) I appreciate the Press Democrat for carrying David Brooks’ insightful columns. Nonetheless, he mistakenly concludes that government investment in energy efficiency and clean energy does not create jobs (“Where the jobs aren’t,” PD Sept 7) Professor David Roland-Holst, a UC Berkeley economist, found that investing […]