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Volvo Exec: No Future for Combustion Engines

The AP reports: Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030….Henrik Green, Volvo’s chief technology officer,  adds, “There is no long-term future for cars with an internal combustion engine.” GM made a similar announcement earlier this year, with its all electric … Continue reading

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Opinion: Sec. Vilsack Listen to Family Forest Owners

Since 81 percent of New Hampshire is forested and 52 percent of that is owned by families, it will do well for woodlot owners to pay attention to the role and potential economic beneftis family woodlot owners, especially those in … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Texas Power Crisis

Inside Clean Energy newsletter reporter Dan Gearino does a great job of summarizing the good and bad lessons that can be learned from Texas’ massive power outage during the winter of 2021. These lessons are applicable for all electric power … Continue reading

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Biden Decrees Mobilizing Civilian Climate Corps

On April 5, 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order establishing the Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC. One of the New Deal’s more popular programs. On January 27, 2021 President Joe Biden signed the comprehensive Executive Order on Tackling … Continue reading

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Watch NH Remote Advocacy Training Webinar

The steering committee of the Sandwich Climate Action Coalition recommends watching the Remote Advocacy Training Webinar hosted by New Futures. It is specifically atuned to New Hampshire advocates and would be advocates. One  helpful example from the webinar: Our 400 plus … Continue reading

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Biden Restarts Offshore Vineyard Wind Project

The Boston Globe reports that with Trump out of the way: The long-delayed Vineyard Wind offshore project has been put back on track by the Biden administration. The story adds: Vineyard Wind, a joint venture of Avangrid and Copenhagen Infrastructure … Continue reading

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Biden Must Confront Three Sources of Global Warming

  New York Times reporter Coral Davenport talking of President Biden’s climate policy challenges on The Daily says: There are three main sources of planet warming greenhouse gases in the U.S. economy…you have to drastically cut each one of these…pollution from … Continue reading

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Maine Decree Could Benefit Small Woodlot Owners

Maine Governor Janet Mills established a task force: …to develop a voluntary, incentive-based program for woodland owners of 10 to 10,000 acres and forestry practitioners to increase carbon storage in Maine’s forests. The Maine Forest Carbon Program task force decree and who … Continue reading

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GM to End Petroleum Vehicle Production by 2035

The New York Times reports: General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, a seismic shift by one of the world’s largest automakers that … Continue reading

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Nice Solar, Wind, EV, Battery Surprises in Covid Relief Bill

There were several climate friendly provisions in the Covid-19 relief bill that Congress passed in December, 2020, including extending tax credits for solar and wind power projects and plenty of research and development (R&D) funding. EnergySage reports:  The 2020 spending … Continue reading

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