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The report calls for the launch of a well-planned phase-out of oil and gas production that addresses the needs of workers and communities impacted by fossil fuel developments. (Photo: Robert S. Donovan/cc/flickr) Views
What If Limiting New Fossil Fuel Supply Is More Important Than Reducing the Emissions Produced When We Burn Them?
If the world uses all the oil and gas from the fields and mines already in production, it will push us beyond 1.5°C of warming.
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Shanghai Donghai Bridge's 100mw offshore wind power project is China's first national offshore wind power demonstration project in the early morning light of morning in Shanghai, Oct. 4, 2019. Views
What If You Were to Own Your Own Power Company?
What if you were to control an energy business that's also an economic development engine and a grassroots force for advancing social justice?
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The question of ownership—private or public—cannot be answered without accounting for the structural safety and potential liabilities of the two decrepit megaliths at San Luis Obispo. (Photo: Wikimedia) Views
Final Showdown: PG&E at the Brink of Nuclear Bankruptcy
The same pattern of lethal neglect and deferred maintenance that made PG&E the proven culprit in murderous wildfires is being repeated at Diablo Canyon.
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There are 57,000 large dams in the world and more could be on the way. Thus, it is important that GND advocates clarify whether they support building more dams or endorse a moratorium on their construction.(Photo: usacetulsa/flickr/cc) Views
Dammed Good Questions About the Green New Deal
Here are 10 potential problems with dams.
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As the planet heats up and critical resources run low, people will need to adapt in a number of ways. (Photo: Philip Pacheco/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thinking Outside the Grid
A greater reliance on local power would eliminate one of the most destructive side-effects of the grid: the misperception that energy is limitless.
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it’s time for the IEA to step up or step aside. (Photograph: Shutterstock) Views
Decoding the IEA’s Scenario Spin: Real Reform or More of the Same?
From the IEA’s preview materials, we already know this: The IEA is still failing, in 2019, to respond to climate emergency and steer energy decisions away from fossil fuels and towards the renewable future required to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
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PG&E is resorting to mass power outages to protect itself from liabilities during fire season, plunging millions of Californians into darkness. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
California Must Take Back Its Power—Literally
The idea of wresting the power grid out of the hands of private investors and making it a publicly owned utility has grown more and more appealing.
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The wildfires—and the climate crisis that’s making them worse—are public problems. The reliability of our power grid is a public need. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
We Need Publicly Owned Utilities
California’s wildfires and blackouts show the dangers of entrusting our power to for-profit corporations.
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While California’s wildfires are a part of the area’s natural state, the size and intensity of the seasonal blazes have increased for decades under worsening climate change. (Photo: LA Times/Screenshot) Views
Media Failed to Connect Climate Crisis and Utility Blackouts
Despite what corporate media would have us believe, we really don’t need to choose between enduring deliberate blackouts from for-profit utilities or hazarding deadly fires and widespread power shortages.
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A natural gas drilling rig. Views
Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy: Beware the Latest Gas Industry Talking Points
The natural gas industry is on an aggressive public relations tear to convince Americans that for decades to come, it is the “bridge” between coal and renewable energy. The campaign is loaded with disinformation. The American Petroleum Institute (API) says it’s pushing gas as a “foundation for the...
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