Clean, Unsubsidized Renewables Increasingly Rival Dirty Fossil Fuels, and More!

GOOD CLEAN NEWS

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OO Unsubsidized Renewables Increasingly Rival Fossil Fuels – says a new cost analysis; fossil fuels are becoming expensive, dirty energy fossils.

OO Five US States Leading The Distributed Energy Revolution
And Profiting From It
by laying out the regulatory groundwork needed to attract business and the bucks – New York, Hawaii, California, Massachusetts and Minnesota. To the other 45: Game On!

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Source: AP/Julie Jacobson

Leaders Announce Climate Actions Ahead Of UN Summit reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast
to cut carbon pollution. Obama rolled out a potpourri of projects to boost renewables and reduce energy demand, including new efficiency standards for air conditioners, and touted voluntary commitments from big business to phase out a climate-tweaking refrigerant.

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Wikipedia

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Related Headlines:

OO White House Commits $68 Million To Boost Solar, Cut Greenhouse Gases

OO Obama Administration Unveils Plan To Improve Efficiency In Hotels

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Broad Base Of Nations, Investors Back Carbon Price reports Seth Zuckerman at ClimateCast. More than 70 countries, seven states, and three Canadian provinces, collectively responsible for over half the world’s global warming pollution, went public Monday with their support for the World Bank’s call for a price on carbon.

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The statement, signed by all three West Coast states, also won the backing of investors managing $24 trillion in assets, even as demonstrators massed on Wall Street in opposition to continued reliance on fossil fuels.

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Smart meters and solar houses, as these in Hawaii, mean big savings for everyone.Source: NREL

OO 50 Million US Smart Meters and Counting – over 40% of households have smart meters–and the benefits are rolling in for many.

OO More US Coal Plants Are Retiring Than Previously Thought says a new government report.

OO Vermont: Largest City Gets All Its Power From Wind, Water, Biomass– and Burlington is benefiting.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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