June 20, 2019
Opinion: Food and Climate – It’s Not Just About Hamburgers
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, June 20, 2019. Where and how you get your food really matters to the climate. The carbon footprint of one cup of coffee may be  fifteen times larger than one made from a different crop of beans. The same with a hamburger. We need to change farming practices to be regenerative, and […]

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June 18, 2019
Volkswagen to Pay for WA’s New Fleet of Electric Buses
State officials see the money from VW as offering “a critical opportunity” to put more zero-emission vehicles, including school buses, on the streets. Source: Hannah Weinberger, Crosscut, June 18, 2019. In July 2018, the U.S. government forced Volkswagen to pay $30.4 billion to settle claims that the auto maker had intentionally deceived regulators gauging emissions in its diesel […]

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June 17, 2019
Opinion: Message To Ohio Electricity Ratepayers – Stop Closing Nuclear Plants
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, June 14, 2019. Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over Ohio House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. The Bill would replace the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green-energy mandates in favor of more general subsidies to all “clean-energy” sources, which includes all renewables and nuclear. Read the article here.

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June 14, 2019
IRENA: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2019
Source: International Renewable Energy Agency, June 2019. The widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies creates employment opportunities up and down the supply chain. Worldwide, the sector employed 11 million people at the end of 2018, according to this sixth edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series. More countries were manufacturing, trading and installing renewable […]

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June 13, 2019
WA State Department of Commerce Awards $8.2M for Clean Energy Projects
Competitive process identifies 10 proposed research, development and demonstration projects for Clean Energy Fund grants of $93,000 to $2.3 million Source:  Washington State Department of Commerce, June 13, 2019 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced over $8.2 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to ten proposed projects […]

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June 12, 2019
Fifty Electric Buses Coming to WA Transit Agencies
The number of electric buses rolling through Washington communities will more than double in the months ahead as the Washington Department of Ecology invests $13.3 million to help local transit agencies buy 50 zero-emission, battery-powered electric buses. Transit agencies in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Clark, Benton and Spokane counties will receive up to $300,000 per bus […]

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