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Takeaways from the Clean Fuels Summit in New Orleans

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:10:22 +0000

Clean Fuels SummitLouisiana Clean Fuels and Clean Cities Coalition recently teamed up to bring the Clean Fuels Summit to New Orleans. This was an event that landed me in the Harrah’s Casino Hotel by the Riverwalk, where I could hear the blasts from the river cruises nearby. On the evening before the summit, LCF held an awards ceremony where Executive Director Ann Vail honored several partners and businesses that help to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options

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Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Are All Flawed, But Together They Add Up To A Great Plan

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:30:08 +0000

Of the DNC Presidential candidates, Harris and Warren have robust, salable climate plans. Biden’s is worst, Yang’s is interesting and Sanders’ is unsalable. With a couple of additions, Warren’s plan will be very supportable in 2020. If Biden is the candidate, major surgery will be required

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Bernie Sanders’ Climate Plan: Excellent On Electrification, But Concerningly Authoritarian & Populist – #Election2020

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:36:05 +0000

Bernie Sanders’ electrification plan is excellent but depends on potentially dangerous authoritarian populism, his transportation plan is mostly about cars for less wealthy people, his land use plan is good, but military and industry don’t get nearly enough attention. Only about half of the $16.3 trillion can be tracked to things which actually reduce climate change

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China Is Doing A Lot Better On Climate Action Than Most People Realize

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:15:51 +0000

While a lot of fingers are being pointed at China by people committed to both inaction and action in North America, the actual climate story in China is much different than most people realize

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Yang Would Spend $3 Trillion On Residential Solar, But The Same Money Could Decarbonize The Grid Entirely

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 03:50:26 +0000

Yang’s single largest dollar expenditure, 62% of his US$4.9 trillion budget, would only impact 2% to 5% of US energy consumption. And his investments on geoengineering, fusion, and thorium nuclear generation are purely wasted expenditures

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