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Aliso Canyon Decisions Must be About More Than Just Near-Term Safety

After months of speculation, the California agency in charge of setting standards for oil and gas operations (“DOGGR”) this week announced a pair of meetings to take public comment on the reopening of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.

Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel”

”It is undeniable today.” From JoBlo MovieClips via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Al Gore Talks About His “Inconvenient Sequel”

…Much more of an emphasis on solutions because compared to ten years ago they are much more widely available and in many cases cheaper than continuing to burn dirty fuels that cause the problem…We’re going to win this…No one person can...Show More Summary

2016 Was Third Record Heat Year In A Row

of the 17 hottest years on record, 16 have happened since 2000. From Fox5 New York via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The Best Movies About Climate Change

Spoiler alerts: the five best climate-change films; Hollywood – loyal to its eco-sceptic audiences in middle America – has always been frosty towards environmental movies. Here are the most prescient exceptions to the rule 19 January...Show More Summary

Saudis Move Ahead On $30Bil New Energy Buy

Saudi Arabia seeks $30bn-$50bn solar and wind energy investment; Riyadh will issue tenders for renewables programme in push to curb reliance on oil Simeon Kerr, January 16, 2017 (Financial Times) “Saudi Arabia will “within weeks” start...Show More Summary

China Wind Awaits China Demand

It Can Power a Small Nation. But This Wind Farm in China Is Mostly Idle. Javier C. Hernandez, January 15, 2017 (NY Times) “…[The 7,000 turbines of the Jiuquan Wind Power Base, one of the world’s largest wind farms and capable of generating...Show More Summary

How to Best Manage Pharmaceutical Waste

As the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry grows, its waste generated grows, too — as does the market for medical waste management.

India Solar Rising

Future Shines Bright for Solar Energy Use in India Phil Dierking and Alice Bryant, January 15, 2017 (Voice of America) “The falling cost of solar energy technology is helping India increase its production of electricity…[and] helping...Show More Summary

Of presidents and prices: How commodities compare under Trump, Obama

As the book closes Friday, January 20, 2017, on President Barack Obama’s two terms, here are the price averages during his tenure for some key commodity benchmarks, as well as the latest price. The commodities clock during PresidentShow More Summary

US District Court Upholds Conviction of Mining Boss for Safety Violations

A US District Court has upheld the conviction of a former coal mining chief executive for violating mine safety laws.

What Environmental Legal Challenges Can Businesses Expect from Activists During Trump’s Rein?

A rollback in environmental regulations and enforcement may mean an increase in citizen lawsuits and private litigation.

Mapping Out a Low-Carbon Future

Fulfilling the promise of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — most notably the goal of limiting the rise in mean global surface temperature since preindustrial times to 2 degrees Celsius — will require a dramatic transition away from fossil fuels and toward low-carbon energy sources. Show More Summary

The Future is California: How the State is Charting a Path Forward on Clean Energy

The late California historian Kevin Starr once wrote, “California had long since become one of the prisms through which the American people, for better and for worse, could glimpse their future.” These words have never felt truer. Just ask Gov. Show More Summary

Desalination and Energy Consumption

Fresh water is a necessity in everyday life, and is vital for the survival of human beings. The ability to get fresh water in dry areas, or in times of shortage, comes from the process of desalination, where the salt in seawater is displaced and it becomes drinkable water.

Power Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall Below Transportation Sector Emissions

U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time per...

Nuclear highlights of Rick Perry’s confirmation hearing plus a suggested action

The Senate Energy and Environment committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Murkowski, held a confirmation hearing yesterday for former Texas Governor Rick Perry, the Trump Administration nominee for Secretary of Energy. Sam Britton, the nuclear...Show More Summary

Eduardo Porter says states that close nuclear are going in wrong direction for climate

In a recent New York Times column titled On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short, Eduarto Porter begins by lauding California’s claimed position as a leader in environmental consciousness. He points to recent political...Show More Summary

Manufacturers Want Trump to Rollback Cumbersome Regulations

Manufacturers collectively face more than 297,000 restrictions on their operations from federal regulations. That’s what the National Association of Manufacturers is reporting, saying that if the cost of those rules were cut then they could allocate capital to everything from research to modern technologies to jobs. The trade association says... Read more »

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