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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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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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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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California Leads Way for Electric Trucks

California recently passed a landmark rule “requiring more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035,” according to a New York Times article.  The article adds: The new rule, which sets sales requirements for zero-emissions, … Continue reading

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NH Climate Change is Not on Pause

“Climate change is not on pause in any way, shape or form, but we shouldn’t fall into the trap of thinking that the effect of the  pandemic on emissions is trivial or that climate progress is impossible, it isn’t, ” … Continue reading

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People Power Forces NH Electric Co-op’s Attention

The past couple of months have bode well for the power of grassroots movements in small town New Hampshire. Two ad hoc grassroots groups in Sandwich, N.H. have made important inroads in alerting their member-owned New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) … Continue reading

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Project Drawdown: Accelerating Solutions to Global Warming

Project Drawdown lists some 100 solutions to achieve the time where we reduce the amount of greenhouse gases and begin to actually draw them down from the atmosphere. But solutions don’t just happen. The Drawdown Review 2020 (Pages 77-78) says:  “’Accelerators’” … Continue reading

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