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Letter: RMP is banking on falsehoods about rooftop solar 7.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The reasons given by Rocky Mountain Power for adjusting the net metering rate are untrue. Rooftop solar is the most efficient and cost-effective way to power the grid and saves them money. 1. Fifty percent of the energy produced by a plant is lost to heat getting the energy to your home. Local injection from solar eliminates that loss. 2. The most expensive parts of the grid are the high voltage transfer lines and step down transformers. The heat produced under high loads greatly shortens the ...
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Google Says It Will Achieve 100 Percent Renewable Energy Next Year 7.12.2016 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100 percent renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy for a decade, intends to get there by 2017. Google is the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy and plans to buy enough wind and solar energy to offset all the electricity used by its 13 data centers and offices in 150 cities worldwide, the company said Tuesday. Apple seems close to reaching its own 100 percent goal as well. The company said it achieved 93 percent in 2015 . An Apple spokeswoman said the company has yet to set a year for when they would likely cross the finish line. For Google, hitting the 100 percent target means for every unit of electricity it consumes—typically from coal or natural gas power plants—it would buy a unit of wind or solar electricity. The company wouldn't say how much electricity it will need to have purchased by ...
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Nicest dump around? $108M transfer station opens in Wallingford 5.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

It’s still a dump — just not very dumpy. Seattle’s new North Transfer Station is less noisy and less smelly, accepts recyclable items and has amenities that include a green roof and a basketball court.
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Trump brings Koch network's anti-green-energy stance from the fringe to the center of power 5.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

When an obscure nonprofit group attacked one of California’s signature green-energy projects this summer — warning a congressional panel that the embrace of solar energy would lead to crippling hikes in electricity bills — officials in the state shrugged off the testimony as noise from the fringe.

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MASEN gets 2016 'Champions of the Earth' accolade 4.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
MASEN gets 2016 'Champions of the Earth' accolade
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UNESCO deems Belgium's beer culture a treasure of humanity 1.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The agency noted Belgium's beer experts -- zythologists -- who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.
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UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity 1.12.2016 NPR News
The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.
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Designing a workplace to keep millennials healthy and happy 1.12.2016 LA Times: Health

“You’re only one yoga class away from a good mood,” says the lean but muscular yoga instructor, who encourages us to smile as she leads us through a flow of warrior poses. Natural light floods the room through wall-to-floor windows and a skylight that breaches the lofted ceiling. Acoustic folk...

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UN to minimise environmental footprint of its peace operations 1.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
UN to minimise environmental footprint of its peace operations
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Pakistan setting up world's biggest solar park 30.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Pakistan setting up world's biggest solar park
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Can Santa Monica pull off building the greenest structure in California's history? 29.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

On a small and skinny lot wedged behind its historic city hall, Santa Monica is trying to accomplish something that has never been done before in California. By 2020, the city hopes to construct a 50,000-square-foot city services building that will meet the requirements of the International Living...

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Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change but he's likely to meet resistance 28.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Trump says, without evidence, that 'millions' of votes cast fraudulently; Wisconsin recount pushed Nov. 28, 2016, 8:49 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening right now: California officials dismiss Trump's...
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Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change, and it could cost the U.S. 26.11.2016 LA Times: Environment

Donald Trump is branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasn’t seemed to much bother him is “climate pariah.”

The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for America’s global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science...

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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers green holiday guide 24.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the volume of household waste increases 25 percent, and 33 percent more food is thrown away during the holidays. To green up the holidays — and the other months of the year — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers 10 tips to make your holidays easier on the planet. 1) Make your holiday feast a Zero Waste gathering Ideally, serve food on dishware that can be washed and reused. If you need to serve on single-use tableware, purchase compostable products from The Green Company but make sure to compost it rather than throwing it in the trash. You can reserve your DIY Zero Waste event kit from YVSC today. Reduce your food waste by planning each meal, composting food scraps and eating (or freezing) any leftovers. Learn more about reducing food waste at home at epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-home . Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a ...
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Exelon teams with Big Coal in Springfield bill that could cost consumers $24B 22.11.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Exelon is back at the Capitol trying to win financial help for two struggling nuclear power plants, pushing what opponents have called a "Christmas tree" of giveaways that they estimate could cost consumers as much as $24 billion over 23 years. Like the energy giant's past attempts, the ...
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Marrakech climate talks accelerate Paris Accord, says UNFCCC 18.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
Marrakech climate talks accelerate Paris Accord, says UNFCCC
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Op-ed: Clean energy has come a long way in Utah, and still has far to go 18.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In 2001, when California was in the throes of an energy crisis with rolling blackouts and skyrocketing energy prices, I looked at my young son and promised I would do everything possible to create a better future for him and his generation. Shortly after, a small group of smart, passionate Utahns began to tackle clean energy issues and work to transform the way energy was generated and consumed across the state — with clean, renewable energy, wise energy investments and smart planning for the fu...
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How much solar energy can your roof make? 18.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If you've ever thought about putting solar panels on your roof, you know that the process doesn't exactly qualify as an impulse purchase.
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India bats for adequate, predictable climate finance 16.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
India bats for adequate, predictable climate finance
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IFC supports pioneering solar power complex in Morocco 16.11.2016 New Kerala: World News
IFC supports pioneering solar power complex in Morocco
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