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E&C Leaders Release Framework of the CLEAN Future Act, a Bold New Plan to Achieve a 100 Percent Clean Economy by 2050

Energy and Commerce Committee,  Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Press Release, Jan. 8, 2020. Details Deep Decarbonization Strategies for Each Sector of the U.S. Economy within Committee’s Jurisdiction, and Novel Concepts for Achieving Nationwide Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Pollution. The CLEAN Future Act is a comprehensive proposal of sector-specific and economy-wide solutions to address the climate (More...)

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A Federal Court Threw Out A High Profile Climate Lawsuit. Here’s What It Might Mean For The Future of Climate Litigation

By Madeleine Carlisle, Time, Jan. 18, 2020. On Friday, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals threw out the high profile lawsuit Juliana v. United States, in which 21 young Americans sued the United States government for violating their Constitutional rights by taking actions that exacerbated climate change. The court acknowledged that while the threat of (More...)

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We Need a Massive Climate War Effort—Now

Kevin DrumJanuary/February 2020 Issue, Mother Jones. We Need a Massive Climate War Effort—Now Only major spending on clean energy R&D can save us. We devoted 30 percent of our economy to fight WWII—1,000 times what we spend on green tech. I’ll take a wild guess that you don’t need any convincing about the need for (More...)

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The New Climate Math: The Numbers Keep Getting More Frightening

By Bill McKibben, November 25, 2019, Yale Environment 360. Scientists keep raising ever-louder alarms about the urgency of tackling climate change, but the world’s governments aren’t listening. Yet the latest numbers don’t lie: Nations now plan to keep producing more coal, oil, and gas than the planet can endure. The numbers, and the attitudes of leaders (More...)

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Why Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Word of the Year’ Matters This Time

Brian Kahn, Gizmodo, Nov. 21, 2019. Climate change is rapidly bending everything, including our language. The new words we’re relying on are driven by humanity’s growing understanding we are in a bad, bad place. That shift was underscored by Oxford Dictionary’s choice for word of the year: “climate emergency.” It’s been a staggering rise for (More...)

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