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Events & News - Dec 21

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Days of Actions (day 1) vs. Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Dec 22, 11 AM - Mid Atlantic

Days of Actions (day 2) vs. Wells Fargo / Climate First!

Dec 23, 10 AM - Mid Atlantic

News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA

Letters: Simple questions can help us determine right beliefs: Clean Energy - Capital Gazette

Research shows that certain facts can still change conservatives’ minds | The Guardian

Dana Nuccitelli: But it’s political corruption, not public opinion that’s blocking American climate policy.

Time to rethink incinerator subsidy - Baltimore Sun

Waste-to-energy had its day but it's time to wean it off the public dole.

Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan | InsideClimate News

The Clean Power Plan was the Obama administration’s key climate change policy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Maryland sues petroleum companies over groundwater contamination - Baltimore Sun

Maryland has filed a lawsuit against more than 50 petroleum-related companies over groundwater pollution from a chemical compound that used to be common in gasoline.

Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans | Carbon Brief

The science on the human contribution to modern warming is quite clear. Humans emissions and activities have caused around 100% of the warming observed.

Join or die: How utilities are coping with 100% renewable energy goals | Utility Dive

Hopkins makes a smart energy choice - Baltimore Sun

The Johns Hopkins lesson: Coal isn't just harmful to environment, it's an economic loser, too.

New report provides an overview of solar in America | Solar United Neighbors

Homeowners of Humarock - The Weather Channel

There's a $9.6 million plan to protect Humarock from increasingly damaging storms fed by sea level rise, but some residents just don't like the terms.

Backdoor Subsidies for Coal in the Southwest Power Pool - Sierra Club

Are Utilities in SPP Forcing Captive Customers to Subsidize Uneconomic Coal and Simultaneously Distorting the Market?

An Appalachian coal renaissance isn’t going to happen - The Washington Post

Editorial: A global push on climate change thrives without Trump - San Francisco Chronicle

Activism is a hot topic at the world's biggest Earth and planetary science conference - The Washington Post

Alongside sessions about the ocean and Mars, AGU offers a congressional call-a-thon and legal advice for activist scientists.

Trade group gears up to discredit climate liability movement | Climate Liability News

The National Association of Manufacturers vows to fight climate fraud investigations and lawsuits, using familiar industry tactics to fight public health issues.

BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar - The New York Times

The energy giant is returning to a business it backed away from after the costly and reputation-tarnishing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Where Wind Farms Meet Coal Country, There’s Enduring Faith in Trump - The New York Times

Hoping for more unfettered production of coal, oil and gas even as it erects wind farms, a Wyoming county sees the president as a key to job security.

Storm King Show to Focus on Climate Change in 2018 - The New York Times

More than a dozen artists will contribute work to a special exhibition at the Storm King Art Center next year.

Bay Journal - Article: Bay jurisdictions’ no-action climate policy puts restoration in peril

Zinke reprimanded park head after climate tweets | TheHill

For every action in the U.S., it seems there will be an equal and opposite reaction - The Washington Post

Adding fools to the fire.

Electric Trucks Begin Reporting for Duty, Quietly and Without All the Fumes | InsideClimate News

North American Snow Cover on the Decline | Climate Central

As the world warms, snow cover in North America is on the decline.

The Dirty Secret of the Global Plan to Avert Climate Disaster | WIRED

The Paris agreement on climate change charts a narrow path to avoiding a global apocalypse. Just one problem: Its centerpiece is a technology that basically doesn’t yet exist.

US Solar Installs Fall to Their Lowest Level Since 2015, as Uncertainty Swirls and Prices Rise | Greentech Media

A peek at third-quarter numbers in the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and SEIA.

Anti-pipeline group goes back to work against Keystone XL | Reuters

Grid Reliability Authority Undercuts Perry's Plan to Save Coal and Nukes in New Report | Greentech Media

NERC's latest 10-year forecast finds natural gas and renewables can cover the grid's reliability needs as coal and nuclear plants close.

Major Report: Some Extreme Weather Can Only Be Blamed on Humans - Scientific American

A high-profile science panel finds several severe events in 2016 could not have naturally occurred.

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective - American Meteorological Society

No Paris climate accord? No problem, bloc of states says | AP

Transition To Wind & Solar Would Result In Small Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions | CleanTechnica

China’s only real shot at stopping climate change needs carbon capture — Quartz

U.S. GAO - Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Needs to Better Incorporate

Adaptation into Planning and Collaboration at Overseas Installations

Climate change: 237 companies pledge to come clean - CNN

Hundreds of companies have pledged to report climate-related information, joining an environmental campaign led by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and U.K. central banker Mark Carney.

Tax Tool Crucial to Wind, Solar Appears Spared in GOP Deal - Bloomberg

A $12 billion tax-equity tool that U.S. wind and solar developers depend on to finance projects appears likely to remain largely intact as part of the sweeping reform that Republicans were negotiating Thursday.

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