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Letter from 100+ economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future Jeffrey Sachs, Joseph Stiglitz, Mariana Mazzucato, Clair Brown, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Robert Reich, Gabriel Zucman and others Aug 4, 2020 Published in the Guardian From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from extreme inequality to ecological collapse, our world is facing dire and deeply interconnected emergencies. […]

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$4.5 million federal grant looks to upgrade Borrego Springs microgrid to 100% renewable energy

  SDG&E microgrid serves about 2,800 customers in desert community By ROB NIKOLEWSKI AUG. 3, 2020. Published in the San Diego Union Tribune With an eye on integrating more renewable energy sources as well as making the electric grid more resistant to wildfires, California has made it a priority to develop microgrids that can allow communities or critical facilities such as fire stations to power themselves independently or in parallel to the grid. San Diego Gas & Electric operates two microgrids and its largest, located in the desert town of Borrego Springs, recently received a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. The money will go into upgrades aimed at reducing the use of the site’s diesel-powered generators […]

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Cuomo delays New York’s $3 billion environmental bond

Aug 1, 2020   By Ramona du Houx   New York state has postponed plans to place a $3 billion environmental bond on the ballot in November, citing a dire financial situation stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. “It was my proposal. I believe deeply in it, but we need to have financial stability before we do that,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on July 30, during a press conference call. Gov. Cuomo proposed the bond act in January as part of the state’s budget process. The state’s $177 billion budget, passed in April allowed the bond act question to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. The bond, if approved by voters, would have allocated funding for habitat restoration, flood reduction, […]

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New Jersey PSEG Power to sell fleet of fossil fuel power plants, focus on clean energy investments

By Alexis Shanes. Published, with great slide show, in:   July 31,2020 PSEG Power on Friday announced it would explore selling its fleet of fossil fuel-burning power plants, turning toward zero-carbon generation and clean energy investments as investor preferences shift. The company previously set a goal to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the deadline in New Jersey’s 2019 […]

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US grants $10.3 million in offshore wind R&D support

GE and Principle Power among 12 winners sharing $10.3m to advance various research projects   By Ramona du Houx In June, a research project by the University of Maine composite laboratory is among 12 to share over $10. 3 million in funding from the US National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium. Research into floating offshore wind moorings is on […]

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New Jersey considering solicitation of 2.4 GW of offshore wind proposals

July 22, 2020 The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) issued the draft “Solicitation Guidance Document” for its second offshore wind solicitation and scheduled a virtual public meeting to accept public input on the document. The document includes information on the timeline and mechanisms of the second solicitation, the application requirements and the criteria for evaluating applications. While the first offshore wind solicitation was for 1,100 MW of energy, this second one will move the state closer to meeting Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy development by 2035 by considering a larger range of 1,200 to 2,400 MW. “Using lessons learned from our first successful solicitation of 1,100 MW, we are very excited to move forward […]

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Elected officials ask why California regulators under Newsom are approving new fracking permits

In the Daily Kos.   By Dan Bacher  Wednesday July 15, 2020 · Elected Officials to Protect California (EOPCA ), a coalition of current and former elected officials opposed to fracking and increased oil and gas drilling in the state, is asking why California Governor Gavin Newsom is helping the failing fracking industry by overseeing an expansion of fracking operations during a […]