Author Archives: Sandwich Climate

Need a job? Become an arborist

The New York Time reports that because of climate change and resulting distressed trees there is a need for more arborists in New England. Kristina Bezanson of UMass Amherst, who is among those training the next generation of arborists, said she … Continue reading

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Solar, Wind Power Company Tops Exxon in Value

The CBS News headline shouts out the good news: Wind and solar producer tops Exxon as most valuable U.S. energy company The Sandwich Climate Action Coalition continues to watch a trend away from fossil fuels to renewables; so this is … Continue reading

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California to Phase Out Combustion Vehicle Sales by 2035

The Washington Post reports:  California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and the state that created U.S. car culture, will stop selling gasoline-powered automobiles within 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced Wednesday. The articled adds: Transportation currently accounts for the largest … Continue reading

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NH Plan to Install EV Charging Stations on Hold

This from the Concord Monitor: Electric vehicle fans anticipating fast-charging stations along New Hampshire highways will have to wait some more. Plans to use $4.6 million from the VW “dieselgate” settlement to install DC fast chargers along 6 major routes … Continue reading

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Climate Likely to Play More Important Role in November Election

The New York Times reports: The number of Americans who feel passionately about climate change is rising sharply, and the issue appears likely to play a more important role in this year’s election than ever before, a new survey shows. … Continue reading

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New solar array projected to save $370,000 for Madison, N.H.

Madison, N.H., population 2,600, recently dedicated, according to the Conway Daily Sun, a: 63-kilowatt, 180-photovoltaic panel solar array, which was installed by ReVision Energy and will produce more than 80,000 kilowatt-hours of solar electricity each year. It  will provide the … Continue reading

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Tips to Overcome Climate Change Anxiety

Lindley Saffeir for Maine Conservation Voters writes: Climate or “Eco” anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association as “a chronic fear of environmental doom.” Psychologist Laura Kastner explains:  “Climate anxiety exists on a continuum, with feelings of stress and sadness … Continue reading

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New NH Emission Reduction Commission To Start Meeting

“The state is launching a broad new effort to find ways to reduce the air emissions that drive respiratory disease and climate change in New Hampshire,” according to NHPR. State Sen. Tom Sherman said the purpose of the commission is … Continue reading

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Biden, Sanders Agree: Clean Electricity by 2035

The New York Times reports that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders agree that the Democrats’ 2020 platform should include: moving all electric power off fossil fuels by 2035; achieving carbon-neutrality in all new buildings by 2030; and installing 500 million … Continue reading

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U.S. Electric Grid Could Be 90% Clean By 2035

A  University of California, Berkeley report argues: The U.S. can reach 90 percent clean electricity by 2035, dependably and without increasing consumer bills Dr. Amol Phadke, Senior Scientist and affiliate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Environmental Public Policy, says: “This … Continue reading

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