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Oklahoma hits 100° in the dead of winter, because climate change is real

By Jeremy Deaton This is what climate change looks like. Two years ago this month, in a well-publicized and much lampooned political stunt, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) brought a snowball to the Senate floor to highlight the “unseasonable” cold and cast doubt on climate change. The Republican lawmaker would have been hard-pressed to find a […]

Sonoma County’s Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery shows sustainability is sound business

by Jane Bender, Center for Climate Protection Jane Bender is president of the Center for Climate Protection. Powering the Bottom Line (nbbj.news/powering) is a recurring column from that Santa Rosa-based organization. In 1978, Jennifer Bice took over her parents’ small goat dairy. Today, her award-winning goat milk yogurt, kefir and artisan cheese are sold nationwide, and […]

America’s Community Solar Market Will Surpass 400MW in 2017

by Mike Munsell, Greentechmedia.com By 2019, there will likely be 500 megawatts of community solar projects installed each year in states across the country. Community solar is about to go mainstream. According to GTM Research’s latest solar report, 410 megawatts of community solar will be installed in the U.S. in 2017. The report, U.S. Community […]

UPS Goes Big on Solar

by Carl Weinschenk, Energy Manager Today United Parcel Service this week announced that it will deploy solar energy assets worth $18 million to at least eight of its facilities by the end of the year. The new investments will produce almost 10 MW of power, which represents an almost five-fold increase over current generation. The […]

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

By Bobby Magill, Climatecentral.org The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cancelling an environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline and will grant approval of an easement that allows the final link in the pipeline to be constructed. The decision on Tuesday makes good on President Trump’s executive order advancing the controversial project, which has […]

California’s big three utilities submit proposals to increase access to EV infrastructure

by Tom Ewing, chargedevs.com January 20 was an important day for transportation electrification in California. That was the deadline for the state’s three major investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to submit applications for major upgrades to electric transportation infrastructure. California’s Senate Bill 350 (2015) requires the IOUs to establish programs that will increase “access to the use […]