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Excessive heat starting tomorrow will stress energy grid in CA

Consumer conservation likely needed this weekend to avert power outages FOLSOM, Calif. – Starting tomorrow through Tuesday, California and the West are expecting extreme heat that is likely to strain the grid with increased energy demands, especially over the holiday weekend. Temperatures are forecast to begin rising Wednesday, August 31, intensifying through the holiday weekend and extending to early next […]

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Fact sheets released highlighting Biden’s Infrastructure Law’s historic progress Nationwide

August 2, 2022 On August 2, the White House released updated fact sheets highlighting how President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure is delivering results for all 50 states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Tribal communities. President Biden’s landmark $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Law included $7.5 billion to help accelerate EV adoption to build a nationwide network of 500,000 EV charging stations that will increase […]

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White House will take more Climate Action this week

July 26, 2022  According to E&E News, “The Biden administration will announce new policies this week to mitigate wildfire risks and protect communities from extreme heat.” The announcement comes after President Joe Biden last week said that he views climate change as an “emergency,’” and vowed to roll out a series of executive actions to tackle the problem. To that […]

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FY2023 House Appropriations Legislation: to Help Families, Invest in Climate, and Support Maine Tribes passed in House

     Legislation lowers the cost of living, creates good-paying American jobs, lifts up working families, and supports small businesses July 21,2022 On July 20,2022, Rep. Chellie Pingree voted to pass H.R. 8294, a package of six government funding bills which will help families and communities across America, including the Interior and Environment bill she authored. The transformative investments in the […]

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Pres. Biden responds to Sen. Manchin’s apparent refusal to include climate provisions in reconciliation bill

July 15, 2022 The following is the statement by President Joe Biden on Sen. Manchin’s apparent refusal to include climate provisions in reconciliation bill. Action on climate change and clean energy remains more urgent than ever.  So let me be clear: if the Senate will not move to tackle the climate crisis and strengthen our domestic clean energy industry, I will take […]

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Congress urged to boost appropriations for President Biden’s Defense Production Act executive orders

Rising Energy Prices, Climate-Fueled Disasters Require Urgent Renewable Energy Investment July 14, 2022 WASHINGTON— Dozens of environmental and labor groups urged House and Senate leaders to increase funding for President Biden’s historic executive orders to spur domestic renewable energy production under the Defense Production Act. The call comes as the country struggles to make progress on climate action. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in West Virginia v […]

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Legislation to requiring oil refiners to disclose profits per gallon monthly clears CA Assembly Natural Resources Committee

June 28, 2022 By Ramona du Houx A bill requiring oil refiners to disclose their per gallon profits monthly passed out of the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee by a vote of 8 – 3. The legislation has already passed out of the California Senate by a vote of 22 – 4. SB 1322 (Allen) requires the oil refiners to disclose monthly their refining profits — the difference between average cost they pay for a barrel crude oil and the average price they charge for the finished barrel of gasoline, minus their expenses. With 42 gallons in a barrel, the public will know exactly how much oil refiners make per gallon of gas in California. “For my refinery community, this […]

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EOPA, an organization of thousands of U.S. elected officials, says the climate crisis will never be solved unless America achieves equity and equality  

June 19, 2022 Elected Officials to Protect America celebrates Juneteenth as a historic victory for human rights and the end of chattel slavery.  This seminal holiday stands as a milestone for how far we have come as a nation but also reminds us that systemic racism and oppression still exist. As an organization dedicated to the values of diversity, equity […]

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New standards for national electric vehicle charging network

JUNE 09, 2022 •White House fact sheet Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments to Enable Families to Plug-In, Charge Up, and Drive Across America Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new steps to meet President Biden’s goal to build out the first-ever national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers along America’s highways and in communities, a key piece of the Bipartisan Infrastructure […]

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NOAA warns: Carbon Dioxide in atmosphere reaches highest levels in millions of years

June 8, 2022 NOAA warns that human activities, like the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, agriculture, and cement manufacturing, are contributing to heightened levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide along with other greenhouse gases. Together, these emissions trap heat that would otherwise escape Earth, leading to extreme heat and weather events like flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts. Carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s […]

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President Biden use of Defense Production Act signals positive direction for clean energy economy

Executive Action Should Curb Fossil Fuels, Declare Climate Emergency June 6, 2022 WASHINGTON— President Biden signaled a major shift in climate strategy today, announcing executive actions that use the Defense Production Act to manufacture solar panel components, heat pumps, insulation, and grid transformers needed to speed the country toward renewable energy. “This is a tremendous sea change in the Biden administration’s approach […]

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President Biden takes Executive Action to spur domestic clean energy manufacturing

Fact Sheet from the White House June 6, 2022 Historic Actions Include Authorizing Defense Production Act to Lower Energy Costs, Strengthen Power Grid, and Create Good-Paying Jobs Today’s clean energy technologies are a critical part of the arsenal we must harness to lower energy costs for families, reduce risks to our power grid, and tackle the urgent crisis of a […]

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White House action plan on global water security

June 1, 2022 The White House Action Plan on Global Water Security plan will harness the resources of the U.S. government—from leveraging science and technology to informing our diplomacy, defense, and development efforts—to advance progress toward global water security goals. The plan will engage partner countries, civil society, and the private sector to support a more water-secure world for all. Vice […]