Green New Deal

Attendees look on during a protest in support of the Green New Deal as  well as climate and social justice on the U of L campus Friday. Feb. 22,  2019 (Photo11: Alton Strupp/Courier Journal)

Attendees look on during a protest in support of the Green New Deal as well as climate and social justice on the U of L campus Friday. Feb. 22, 2019 (Photo11: Alton Strupp/Courier Journal)

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” — John F. Kennedy, 1962

This is a requiem for American vision.

Read the entire article here:

https://www.desertsun.com/story/opinion/2019/02/23/new-green-deal-ridicule-shows-america-has-lost-swagger-leonard-pitts-jr-column/2953986002/

Xcel Energy launches 2019 Solar Rewards Program, with new carve out to serve low-income customers

Xcel Energy launches 2019 Solar*Rewards Program, with new carve out to serve low-income customers

Xcel Energy launches 2019 Solar*Rewards Program, with new carve out to serve low-income customers

Xcel Energy launches 2019 Solar*Rewards Program, with new carve out to serve low-income customersXcel Energy opened its 2019 Solar*Rewards Program for residential and commercial customers on Jan. 28, 2019, with approximately $1 million of the $10 million program earmarked for its Income-Qualified Customers program. The low-income carve out is designed to offer solar options to Xcel’s income-qualified customers with limited resources and to those who serve low-income constituents .

Read the entire article here:

http://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/xcel-launches-2019-solar.pdf

Out-of-State Fossil Fuel Lobbying Firm is Behind Line 3 Pipeline Astroturf Campaign in Minnesota

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If you live in Minnesota, you may have recently come across a savvy-looking campaign in defense of “pipeline infrastructure” and “energy needs” in the state. It’s called “Modernizing Minnesota,” and it’s backed by a group known as the Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA).

Read more at the link below:

https://news.littlesis.org/2017/12/06/out-of-state-fossil-fuel-lobbying-firm-is-behind-line-3-pipeline-astroturf-campaign-in-minnesota/

No alternative to 100% renewables

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Transition to a world run entirely on clean energy – together with the implementation of natural climate solutions – is the only way to halt climate change and keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C, according to another significant study.

Read the entire article here:

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/01/22/no-alternative-to-100-renewables/

Using Sunlight To Make Spaceship Fuel And Breathable Air

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Spaceflight is like backpacking. If you can’t restock supplies like food and water along the way, how far you can travel is limited by how much you can carry. And in space, you also have to worry about having enough fuel for your spacecraft and breathable air for your crew.

Read the entire article here:

http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/07/using-sunlight-to-make-spaceship-fuel-and-breathable-air

All Dutch trains now run on 100% wind power

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Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018.

However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year. As of the first of January this year, all public transport trains are being powered by renewable energy, namely from wind power.

Read the entire article here:

https://www.businessinsider.com/wind-power-trains-in-netherlands-2017-6?IR=T&utm_source=reddit.com&utm_source=reddit.com