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Green New Deal bill aims to move US to 100% renewable energy, net-zero emissions

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Feb 7, 2019 1:12 PM 2+ mon ago

Green New Deal bill aims to move US to 100% renewable energy, net-zero emissions

On Thursday morning, NPR posted a bill drafted by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) advocating for a Green New Deal--that is, a public works bill aimed at employing Americans and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the face of climate change.

The House bill opens by citing two recent climate change reports: an October 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a heavily peer-reviewed report released in November 2018 by a group of US scientists from federal energy and environment departments. Both reports were unequivocal about the role that humans play in climate change and the dire consequences humans stand to face if climate change continues unchecked.

The bill lists some of these consequences: $500 billion in lost annual economic output for the US by 2100, mass migration, bigger and more ferocious wildfires, and risk of more than $1 trillion in damage to US ...

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EE hits 100 per cent renewable energy after BT deal

EE hits 100 per cent renewable energy after BT deal

techradar.com     4+ mon ago

EE, the UK's largest mobile operator in terms of 4G coverage and subscribers, now powers its entire operations with renewable energy. Parent company BT has reached an agreement th...

Bill to save net neutrality is 46 votes short in US House

arstechnica.com     9+ mon ago

Share this story Congressional Democrats seeking to reinstate net neutrality rules are still 46 votes short of getting the measure through the House of Representatives. The US Senate voted last mon...

Renewable energy policies actually work

Renewable energy policies actually work

arstechnica.com     1+ mon ago

For most of the industrial era, a nation's carbon emissions moved in lock step with its economy. Growth meant higher emissions. But over the past decade or so, that's changed. ...

New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections

wired.com     9+ mon ago

New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections The California Capitol in Sacramento. Lawmakers there agreed on a new bill that create the toughest net neutrality rules in the nation. E...

Senate vote puts Green New Deal resolution to bed

Senate vote puts Green New Deal resolution to bed

arstechnica.com     3+ week ago

On Tuesday afternoon, US Senators voted 0-57 on whether to take a vote on the Green New Deal, according to The Hill. Fifty-three Republicans, three Democrats, and an Independent fr...

ISPs Push Employees To Urge Governor Brown Veto New California Net Neutrality Bill

techdirt.com     7+ mon ago

from the down-to-the-wire dept Last week we noted how California managed to shake off ISP lobbyists and pass meaningful net neutrality rules. The rules ...

The Green New Deal Needs to Grapple With Americas Sprawl

The Green New Deal Needs to Grapple With America's Sprawl

wired.com     2+ mon ago

There might be no better monument to the limits of American environmentalism in the climate change era than a parking garage in Berkeley, California. It's got "rooftop solar, elect...

New Bill Aims To Pierce The Darkness Surrounding California Police Officers' Disciplinary Records

techdirt.com     8+ mon ago

from the long-awaited-correction-to-the-[permanent]-record dept Cops in California have literally unbelievable protections. To ensure the "pr...

?Gold standard? net neutrality bill in US approved by California Assembly

arstechnica.com     7+ mon ago

California's state Assembly yesterday approved a strict net neutrality bill despite opposition from the telecom industry. California's Senate already approved a...

The 21st Century Internet Act aims to enshrine net neutrality in law

techcrunch.com     9+ mon ago

The 21st Century Internet Act aims to enshrine net neutrality in law Congress may soon vote on a new bill that would set net neutrality down as a matter of law rather than a set of rules to be changed...


Berkeley commits to 100 percent renewable energy, net-zero carbon emissions

dailycal.org     7+ mon ago

Mayor Jesse Arregu n recently pledged Berkeley s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Arregu n announce...

Ocasio-Cortez: Green New Deal will transition US to 100 percent renewable energy

video.foxnews.com     2+ mon ago

Ocasio-Cortez: Green New Deal will transition US to 100 percent renewable energy ...

Net-zero emissions energy systems

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Colorado power companies bet big on net-zero emissions as state debates 100% renewable energy future

coloradosun.com     2+ mon ago

Colorado power companies bet big on net-zero emissions as state debates 100% renewable energy future Xcel, Platte River banking on lowering emissions with nuclear, geothermal and carbon capture tech,...

Soglin hires Sustainability Coordinator, Madison to move towards net zero emissions

badgerherald.com     5+ mon ago

A recent press release from the city of Madison formally announced Mayor Paul Soglin's appointment of Stacie Reece, the city's first Sustainability Coordinator. The position entails developing Madiso...

Washington DC signs 100% renewable energy bill

Washington DC signs 100% renewable energy bill

reneweconomy.com.au     2+ mon ago

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Washington DC pushes 100% renewable energy bill

reneweconomy.com.au     6+ mon ago

By changing the way we approach energy consumption and building emissions, we will have a clear path forward in the fight against the devastating effects of climate change." The first of two hearings...

Japan aims to power Tokyo Olympics with 100 percent renewable energy

digitaltrends.com     9+ mon ago

Share on Facebook Share With the Tokyo Olympics just two years away, the event s organizing committee has announced it wants to power the games using renewable energy only. Tha...

Madison approves recommendation to move city to 100 percent renewable energy

Madison approves recommendation to move city to 100 percent renewable energy

badgerherald.com     2+ week ago

As Madison sets ambitious goals, Wisconsin Youth Climate Strike and UW organizations pressure university to address climate change Following the Youth Climate Strike that took pla...

Ocasio-Cortez offers 'Green New Deal' plan for switch to renewable energy

nbcnews.com     2+ mon ago

The Green New Deal is now a green new plan, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., set to roll out a resolution calling for a complete transition to renewable energy ...

100% Renewable Energy Bill Passes In Washington, DC

100% Renewable Energy Bill Passes In Washington, DC

cleantechnica.com     3+ mon ago

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New Illinois bill calls for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

wifr.com     1+ mon ago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A new bill would require Illinois to move toward clean renewable energy entirely by 2050. Lawmakers say the bill is intended to create thousands of jobs and improve access...

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

washingtontimes.com     3+ mon ago

WTOP-FM reports the council on Tuesday unanimously passed the Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018. It includes requirements for new and existing buildings, electric car tax incentives and possible c...

DC Passes Bill to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2032

nbcwashington.com     3+ mon ago

The Washington, D.C., City Council has passed a bill promising the District's electric grid will run entirely on renewable energy by 2032. News4's media partner WTOP-FM reports the council on Tuesday...

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

seattletimes.com     3+ mon ago

WTOP-FM reports the council on Tuesday unanimously passed the Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018. It includes requirements for new and existing buildings, electric car tax incentives and possible c...

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

dailyinterlake.com     3+ mon ago

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington, D.C., City Council has passed a bill promising the District's electric grid will run entirely on renewable energy by 2032. ...

New Illinois bill seeks to make state 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

New Illinois bill seeks to make state 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

mystateline.com     1+ mon ago

A bill aimed at making Illinois a more environmentally friendly state is now making it's way through the halls of power in Springfield. Donate Today! Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadc...

Researchers suggest 100 percent renewable energy isn t very green

engadget.com     49+ min ago

The increased demand for metals could have social and environmental consequences. In order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we'll need to rely on renewable energy, electric ...

Climate experts to advise on net zero emissions target

news.sky.com     6+ mon ago

Climate change experts have been asked to advise the government on whether the UK should set a date for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) will also ad...

Britain asks experts to advise on net zero emissions...

dailymail.co.uk     6+ mon ago

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Britain has asked its climate change experts to advise on whether it should set a date to meet a net zero emissions target, the government said on Monday. Britain has a tar...

Puerto Rico Enacts 100% Renewable Energy Bill

Puerto Rico Enacts 100% Renewable Energy Bill

solarindustrymag.com     2+ day ago

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City operations and facilities to move to 100 percent renewable energy

sonomawest.com     3+ mon ago

Showers this evening, becoming a steady rain overnight. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.. GEOTHERMAL POWER - Ed Voge, Reservoir Engineer, leads vi...

DC Council Passes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Bill, Electric Bills To Rise

DC Council Passes 100 Percent Renewable Energy Bill, Electric Bills To Rise

dailycaller.com     3+ mon ago

In what is officially the most aggressive renewable energy mandate in the country, the Washington, D.C., City Council voted to reach a 100 percent renewable standard...

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

whsv.com     3+ mon ago

WTOP-FM reports the council on Tuesday unanimously passed the Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018. It includes requirements for new and existing buildings, electric car tax incentives and possible c...

New bill would transition Florida to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

New bill would transition Florida to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

cltampa.com     1+ mon ago

The measure directs the Office of Energy within the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create a unified plan to generate 100 percent of Florida's energy from ...

El Dorado Chevrolet Participates in Net Zero Renewable Energy Initiative

El Dorado Chevrolet Participates in Net Zero Renewable Energy Initiative

thenewswheel.com     1+ mon ago

Added on February 26, 2019 The News Wheel dealerships sustainability practices , el dorado chevrolet , John Billingsley , mckinney texas , net zero dealerships , ratliff group , ...

How the Green New Deal's 100% renewable energy goal could be achieved

axios.com     3+ mon ago

NYC youth, leaders representing hundreds of community, social justice, environmental and climate organizations demonstrate in favor of a Green New Deal Following a year in which U.S. carbon emissions...

Green New Deal? Biggest U.S. city to go    100% renewable    lost millions on wind, solar

Green New Deal? Biggest U.S. city to go 100% renewable lost millions on wind, solar

libertyunyielding.com     1+ mon ago

By Michael Bastasch Georgetown, Texas, officials are lashing out at critics of its costly plan to get 100 percent renewable electricity. Green energy contracts have cost the Texas ...

100 percent zero GHG energy bill passes California Assembly

nrdc.org     7+ mon ago

The California State Assembly today approved legislation that will commit the state to fully eliminating carbon pollution from electricity generation before the middle of the centu...

The Green New Deal Could Supercharge These Renewable Energy Stocks

The Green New Deal Could Supercharge These Renewable Energy Stocks

fool.com     2+ week ago

Buying or selling stocks based on the shifting political moods in the U.S. (or any other country) isn't a good investing strategy. That doesn't mean, though, that politics have no ...

Energy Dept. investing $100 million in near zero emissions coal plants

Energy Dept. investing $100 million in near zero emissions coal plants

chron.com     1+ week ago

Premiere: 'What Does it Mean to be a Queen' from Houston rapper WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday it is investing $100 million in federal research fundin...

Energy Dept. investing $100 million in near zero emissions coal plants

Energy Dept. investing $100 million in near zero emissions coal plants

mysanantonio.com     1+ week, 11+ min ago

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday it is investing $100 million in federal research funding into developing coal power plants with "near zero emissions." ...

Renewable energy bill heading to Massachusetts House

washingtontimes.com     10+ mon ago

Renewable energy bill heading to Massachusetts House Search Question of the Day By - Associated Press - Sunday, June 17, 2018 BOSTON (AP) - A bill tha...

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032

miamiherald.com     3+ mon ago

DC passes bill to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2032...

Renewable energy bill heading to Massachusetts House

middletownpress.com     10+ mon ago

Renewable energy bill heading to Massachusetts House Updated 4:15 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 BOSTON (AP) A bill that aims to sharply increase the state's use of renewable energy is o...

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