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California’s response to record wildfires: shift to 100% clean energy

California’s Democratic leaders are determined to fight the climate change that’s ravaging their state   — In America today, it’s rare to see political leaders respond to a threat with an appropriate evidence-based policy solution. At the national level, more often we see actions that aggravate existing problems or create new ones. California – the …

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‘The US government has checked out on renewables’: can cities fill the gap

Burlington, the first US city to run entirely on clean power, is inspiring other cities to make progress on climate change — Burlington in Vermont has already given the world Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and provided the political launchpad for Bernie Sanders. Now the city’s successful switch to 100% renewable electricity is spurring US …

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Declare energy independence with carbon dividends

A carbon tax and dividend system could usher in an era of clean energy independence — Taking action on climate is about a lot more than our energy economy. Climate disruption is the leading threat to our built environment, an accelerant of armed conflict, and a leading cause of mass migration. Its effects intensify and …

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No end to climate wars if energy pact offers concession to coal, Labor warns

A new subsidy would ‘destroy any chance of the government attracting broad support’ — Labor has warned the government that new subsidies for coal as part of any internal settlement on the national energy guarantee will scuttle the chances of securing peace after 10 years of warring over climate and energy policy. The shadow climate …

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Energy minister faces questions as Swansea tidal lagoon plan left in limbo

Tidal Lagoon Power has to cut headcount after delays over decision on £1.3bn project — Britain’s energy minister will have to explain to MPs why no decision has been made on whether to support a tidal lagoon in Swansea – nearly 18 months after an independent government review backed the plan. Claire Perry will face …

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Eastern Europe turns to private sector as EU clean energy budget cut

Czech officials warn the loss of EU structural funds and carbon market revenues leave a funding gap for renewable and energy efficiency projects — The Czech Republic may have to scrap key clean energy projects because of cuts to the EU’s next budget, a government minister has told Climate Home News. Central and east European …

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UK government refuses to commit to EU clean energy targets after Brexit

The UK helped craft a deal on EU renewable and energy efficiency ambition but its participation after it leaves the union is uncertain — Until the UK leaves the EU, it is taking part in Brussels policymaking as usual – including a clean energy package agreed on Tuesday. But the energy department in Westminster has …

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Germany to pressure rich countries to pledge new climate cash

The Petersberg Climate Dialogue will start a replenishment drive for the Green Climate Fund and focus on protecting jobs in the shift to clean energy — Germany is expected to start a drive to replenish the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at a meeting of ministers and climate negotiators in Berlin next week. The fund is …

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EU closes in on clean energy package, with Spain, Italy joining push for higher targets

The EU is near agreement on measures to put its 2030 climate target into action, with a meeting of energy ministers on Monday swinging towards more ambition — New governments in southern Europe have pushed the needle of EU clean energy talks toward ambition. EU energy ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday debated a package …

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