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Thanks to our 2019 Donors !

January, 2020   We at 350 Pittsburgh are writing to thank you for your sustaining donations. We couldn’t do this work without you. As we begin this new year, we are excited to look back and reflect on all of the activities and projects we’ve been able to undertake because of our generous supporters. In (More...)

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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...)

Climate Change Articles Solutions

Landmark decision by Dutch Supreme Court

Urgenda Web post, Dec. 20, 2019. On 20 December 2019,  the Dutch Supreme Court, the highest court in the Netherlands, upheld the previous decisions in the Urgenda Climate Case, finding that the Dutch government has obligations to urgently and significantly reduce emissions in line with its human rights obligations. A truly historic outcome! The Urgenda Climate (More...)

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Accelerating America’s Pledge: How U.S. States, Cities and Businesses Can Deliver Ambitious Climate Action

by Tom Cyrs, Joel Jaeger and Kevin Kennedy, World Resources Institute, December 09, 2019. There’s been a dramatic groundswell of “bottom-up” climate leadership from U.S. states, cities and businesses in the face of a federal retreat on climate action. From state legislation mandating cleaner electricity sources to city policies encouraging all-electric buildings, these local efforts (More...)

Road To Paris -- COP21, 22, 23,24,25 Solutions

RAND Corporation: The Science of Climate Policy: Q&A with Benjamin Preston

Oct. 22, 2019. Rand Review published an interview with: Benjamin Preston directs RAND’s Community Health and Environmental Policy Program. He specializes in climate risk and adaptation, and its flip side, disaster recovery and resilience. He has contributed to national and international assessments of climate change, and was recently appointed to the Climate Adaptation Task Team (More...)

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Bill Peduto says no additional petrochemical plants should come to Western Pa.

By Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper, Oct. 30, 2019. Today at the Climate Action Summit, Mayor Bill Peduto announced his opposition to any additional petrochemical cracker plants that have been rumored for the Western Pennsylvania region. … Today, the summit at the David Lawrence convention center in Downtown marks the first time Peduto has publicly (More...)

Fossil Fuels Local/Regional News Solutions

How Athletes Are Using Their Power to Protect Winter

By Heather Hansman, Outside, Oct 11, 2019. Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress. Ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich says it felt like she’d run an ultramarathon. Her body was exhausted, her feet blistered and bruised. But she was far out of her (More...)

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W.Va. energy company plans to develop solar field in Greene

Rick Shrum  Observer-Reporter, Oct 22, 2019. One of the largest solar facilities in the Appalachian Basin, and perhaps the largest in Western Pennsylvania, is planned for Greene County. Greene Commissioner Blair Zimmerman said Monday morning that Longview Power LLC, based in Maidsville, W.Va., is in the developmental phase of constructing a 70-megawatt utility grade solar (More...)

CleanPower Local/Regional News Solutions

Governor Wolf Takes Executive Action to Combat Climate Change, Carbon Emissions

Gov. Wolf Press Release, Oct. 3, 2019. Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today took executive action instructing the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based collaboration among nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change while generating economic growth. (More...)

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This startup is going to put one of the world’s largest sustainable greenhouses in coal country

By Adele Peters FastCompany, June 10, 2019. [350Pgh note:  Now this is the kind of industrial technology from the Netherlands that we like to see, lots of land available in Beaver County…..    Note also that 5th Season is building a  large vertical farm  in Braddock, PA using technology from CMU.] AppHarvest is building a 60-acre greenhouse (More...)

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