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Gas kept our lights on for decades and helped us transition from coal, but we now have solutions for a safer, cleaner, more resilient future. The time has come to go all-electric, both for our health and our future.

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Australia warned climate crisis will ‘wreak havoc’ on economy if coal isn’t phased out

A senior UN official has warned the climate crisis will "wreak havoc" across the Australian economy if coal is not rapidly phased out, and joined those explicitly calling for the Morrison government to adopt more ambitious emissions reduction goals.

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Spain’s energy cooperatives lead charge to exploit solar power

Spain's growing energy cooperative movement has received a boost after the government announced that some of the latest allocation of renewable energy will be in small lots, rather than large tranches that only big energy companies can afford.

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Pennsylvania's carbon-pricing plan at last regulatory hurdle

The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to fight climate change will confront its last regulatory hurdle Wednesday, in a fight pitting Democrats, nuclear power plant owners and the renewable energy sector against Republicans, fossil fuel-plant owners, blue-collar labor unions and heavy industry.

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Who are the children most at risk from climate change?

Climate change affects everyone, but today's children are the ones who will be left to deal with the most disastrous consequences in the future.

www.currentargus.com
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Federal stimulus could boost New Mexico renewable energy, study says

Renewable energy sectors could bring a multi-billion-dollar boost to New Mexico's economy along with thousands of jobs, per a recent study, if supported by federal stimulus money.

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Parker Bolstad and Jordy Lee: Fighting climate change is the key to U.S. energy independence

More work needs to be done to prioritize renewables. The United States must further strengthen supply chains, as the pandemic demonstrated, and devote resources to the mining and sourcing of critical minerals.

www.newsweek.com
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Richard D. Kauzlarich: Climate goals and renewable deployment need competitive electricity markets

As the U.S. joins the rest of the world in fighting climate change, it will be critically important that power generators continue integrating renewable energy into their portfolios.

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Microbes and solar power ‘could produce 10 times more food than plants’

Combining solar power and microbes could produce 10 times more protein than crops such as soya beans, according to a new study.

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Bird law complicates Biden's offshore wind push

President Biden's plan to dramatically expand offshore wind power within a decade could come at a hefty price: the accidental killing of many migratory birds.
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Thomas Headrick: Solar and wind energy, plus improving batteries, can get us there

Low cost renewables can deliver 90% to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and remove more than one quarter of our nation's climate harmful emissions. The key question is whether our politics and governments can make it happen.

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Madeleine Gabriel: The future is green - but it can also be bright

The biggest roadblock to achieving net-zero aims is imagination and understanding it is possible.

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These playful street lamps are powered by the wind

The Papilio lamps look like giant pinwheels but are actually energy-saving lights that are entirely off the grid.
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Australia’s first fully renewable ‘hydrogen valley’ slated for NSW coal heartland

Australia's first "hydrogen valley" would be created in New South Wales and run entirely on renewable energy under a $2bn proposal supported by local and global energy companies.

www.nytimes.com
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For clean energy, buy American or buy it quick and cheap?

President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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