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Clean Energy Focus of Biden’s $4 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The New York Times reports that “climate change has become the centerpiece” of President Biden’s $3 trillion to $4 trillion infrastructure rebuilding plan and no longer a side issue as in the past. Administration officials say they view averting catastrophic warming … 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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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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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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A Trend: Decarbonizing Atmosphere Will Boost Economy

We have been saying it for a while, but it is again reinforced in this Atlantic Magazines Weekly Planet newsletter: taken together…the world’s most powerful financial institutions believe that the future is decarbonized—and that, far from hurting the economy, climate action … 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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What Does Drawdown Mean?

We are gradually working out way through the recently released Drawdown Review 2020. So it makes sense to talk about what Drawdown means and why it is the focus of  Project Drawdown. This from the Drawdown Review 2020 (Pages 8-11): … Continue reading

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Drawdown Review for 2020 — Our Overview — Part I

One early inspiration for the Sandwich Climate Action Coalition was Project Drawdown and the 2017 book Drawdown. In March 2020, Project Drawdown released a 104-page Drawdown Review 2020, which updates the 2017 book to “respond nimbly to the rapidly evolving landscape … Continue reading

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Inspiration, Part II: The Drawdown Project

The Drawdown Project helped SCCC steering committee members Katherine Thorndike and Leonard Witt visualize the possibilities for attacking global warming on individual and societal levels. Its vision statement inspires us most: Stopping global warming is possible, with solutions that exist … Continue reading

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Pachamama: What Inspires Us, Part I

Katherine Thorndike, who along with Leonard Witt and Peggy Longley, all of Sandwich and all on the steering committee, pointed us to the Pachamama Alliance. Here is why it inspires us: Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with indigenous people, … Continue reading

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