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US Rep. Diana DeGette Proposes New Bill (Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019) Aimed At Drastically Reducing Methane Emissions

Clean Air Council Blog, May 14, 2019. PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 14, 2019) – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO 1st) announced a new bill that will reduce harmful methane leaks from natural gas infrastructure, protecting public health and avoiding taxpayer waste. This bill amends the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act (FOGRMA) of 1982 by requiring (More...)

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Solar Industry Releases New Diversity and Inclusion Reports With a #DiversityChallenge for Energy Organizations

The Solar Foundation Press Release, Washington, D.C., May 6, 2019 – Solar companies are doing a better job of tracking employee demographics and generally provide positive work environments for their employees, but senior leadership in the industry lacks diversity and gaps remain in wages and job satisfaction, according to a comprehensive study by The Solar (More...)

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City Officials Reopen Solarize Philly

yep, Philadelphia has a 1 billion dollar 10 year energy campaign.  Lets it do things like SolarizePhilly making Philadelphia the fourth fastest growing solar market in the nation. Philadelphia Energy Authority news, April 23, 2019 | Energy Campaign, Energy News, Residential, Solarize Philly Philadelphia, April 23, 2019 – Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), and (More...)

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David Leonhardt on Earth Day: ‘All We Love and All We Are’

David Leonhardt, New York Times Op-Ed, April 22, 2019. Today is Earth Day. To mark it, this morning’s newsletter will be shorter than usual, consisting simply of the most powerful paragraph I’ve read recently, which is also the final paragraph of Nathaniel Rich’s new book, “Losing Earth”: “Everything is changing about the natural world and (More...)

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Poll: Climate change is top issue for registered Democrats

By Miranda Green – 04/30/19, The Hill. Climate change action is the top issue for Democratic voters, according to a new national poll out Tuesday. The CNN poll found that 82 percent of registered voters who identified as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents listed climate change as a “very important” top priority they’d like to see (More...)

Chicago Goes All In On Clean Energy

By Tom Valtin April 11, 2019, Sierra Club. On April 10, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed a resolution committing the city to get 100% of its energy from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar by 2035. Chicago becomes the largest city in the country to make this commitment, following cities including Atlanta, St. (More...)

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Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board Accepts Clean Air Council’s Carbon Cap-and-Trade Petition

Clean Air Council blog post. In a historic decision, Pennsylvania moves one step closer to carbon neutrality. HARRISBURG, PA (April 16, 2019)  This morning in Harrisburg, in a decisive vote, Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) accepted Clean Air Council’s carbon cap-and-trade rulemaking petition for further study.  The vote, under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23, allows (More...)

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McKibben’s new book ‘Falter’ is out

Book review by ByJim Schley, in Seven Days (The Independent Voice of Vermont), March 27, 2019. Early in his writing career, recalls Bill McKibben in Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, he “spent a year tracing every pipe and cable that entered and exited my Greenwich Village apartment.” For his 1992 (More...)

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