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The World Promises Change After Another Year of Extreme Climate Disasters

We look back at our defining events of the year and the photos that captured them. By Sharon Chen+ FollowDecember 9, 2021, 12:00 AM CST This will go down as among the hottest of the past 170 years, and the horrors of global warming were on full display. There were deep, possibly permanent drought conditions in …

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President Biden orders 100% carbon-free electricity purchases across federal operations by 2030

By Kelsey Misbrener | December 8, 2021 On Dec. 8, President Biden signed an executive order that demonstrates how the United States will leverage its scale and procurement power to lead by example in tackling the climate crisis. The executive order will reduce emissions across federal operations, invest in American clean energy industries and manufacturing, and create clean, healthy and …

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California solar advocates deliver 120k public comments to the commission ahead of NEM 3.0 decision

By Kelsey Misbrener | December 9, 2021 Hundreds of solar supporters, including consumers, affordable housing advocates, faith leaders, environmentalists, conservationists and climate activists joined together for a rally at the California State Capitol building to deliver more than 120,000 public comments to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Gov. Gavin Newsom, calling on them to save rooftop …

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Microgrids and solar reduce risk of power outages

Climate change is fueling more floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms across the United States. As a result, aging power grids are being pushed beyond their limits, sometimes with deadly impacts. (In 2020, a series of unusual winter storms knocked the power out in Texas for days – leading to shortages of water and heat …

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One Billion People to Face Deadly Heat Stress If World Warms 2C

Climate crisis is cooking up a lethal mix of heat and humidity, according to a study released at COP26. One billion people will be at risk of extreme heat stress if global warming causes the world’s temperature to rise by 2C, new modeling shows.  A study by the Met Office, the U.K.’s national meteorological service, warned that …

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U.S. Power Grid Is Becoming Less Reliable, Thanks to Extreme Weather

By Mark Chediak November 8, 2021, 7:37 AM CST The U.S. power grid is becoming less resilient and reliable, with extreme weather leaving more Americans without electricity more often over the past several years, analysts for Fitch Ratings said.  Weather accounted for 25% of utility company downgrades from 2017 to 2021, analysts said during a presentation Monday at the …

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Biden’s tax plan shifting U.S. fossil fuel subsidies

Biden’s tax plan shifting U.S. fossil fuel subsidies U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday released an outline of a tax hike proposal that would lower subsidies for fossil fuel companies while increasing incentives for clean energy in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. A Treasury Department office estimated that eliminating subsidies for fossil fuel companies …

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The following four tips are all you need to know about solar panel care and cleaning.

The following four tips are all you need to know about solar panel care and cleaning. The following four tips are all you need to know about solar panel care and cleaning. One of the big advantages of solar energy systems is the fact that they require so little care or maintenance. With no moving …

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