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Yesterday
Overall greenhouse gas emissions in California dropped 1% in 2017, according to the inventory by the California Air Resources Board, which includes a 9% drop in emissions from electricity generation and a 1% increase in transportation emissions.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
Bettina Kamuk, global market director for Ramboll, explains how a Copenhagen waste-to-energy facility meets air quality and emissions standards while providing low-carbon energy and recreational activity to the surrounding community.
The Planning Report
August 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
Land use and transportation planning will play key roles in an effort by Los Angeles County to achieve carbon neutrality in 30 years.
Smart Cities Dive
August 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Not urban land use, but in the literal sense: land used to produce food, graze livestock, supply drinking water, grow trees, and sequester carbon. As the climate warms and the population grows, crop yields will decrease and land will be degraded.
The Washington Post
August 10, 2019, 11am PDT
What is expected to be the nation's largest dairy biogas operation opened in the Central Valley. To the north, Gov. Kate Brown signed the nation's first bill to establish goals to add renewable gas to pipelines, and pigs in Missouri also made news.
NGT News
August 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
Two weeks after Berkeley became the nation's first city to outlaw natural gas lines in new buildings, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to update an old regulation to allow funding for 'fuel switching' from gas to electric appliances.
Utility Dive
August 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Most of the aging 350-megawatt Grayson Power Plant, operated by Glendale Water & Power, will be retired by 2021. The city's utility district has struggled with how to repower it. A compromise reached last month ensures low emissions and reliability.
Greentech Media
August 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reno City Council this week approved a new, 165-page "Sustainability and Climate Action Plan."
The Nevada Independent
August 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.
CNN
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
Environmentalists in California are upset that Los Angeles will build a new 840-megawatt natural gas plant to replace a 1,800-megawatt coal plant. The coal plant has been crucial to the economic development of Millard County, Utah.
Los Angeles Times
July 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
On Tuesday night, the City Council of Berkeley, Calif., unanimously voted to ban natural gas infrastructure from new buildings starting next year, the first city in the U.S. to pass such an ordinance. Fifty cities in the state could be next.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 19, 2019, 9am PDT
To reach an ambitious net-zero target for transportation emissions in San Francisco, Mayor Breed and two supervisors introduced legislation to require large parking facilities provide electric vehicle charging for 10% of spaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 18, 2019, 11am PDT
The Minister for Transport called it "part of the answer to climate change" – charging air travelers a modest fee for international trips that originate in France and investing the revenue in greener alternatives such as rail transport.
The Washington Post
July 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Tesla’s fancy cars generate much of the company’s revenue, while its solar energy products are decidedly less flashy.
The Verge
July 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
Late last month, the UK became the first country to commit to a legally-binding target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. A new academic research group recommends reduced auto ownership, regardless of how they are powered, to meet the target.
BBC News
July 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has taken the first steps toward creating a "Green New Deal." Now comes the hard part of deciding on specific policies.
The Urbanist
July 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Southern California has long been leader in air quality management, but lately the news has not been good.
Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2019, 9am PDT
The Oregon Climate Action Program, which would have priced carbon emissions by establishing a cap-and-trade program similar to the one in California, was defeated on Saturday, the penultimate day of the 2019 legislative session.
The Oregonian
June 26, 2019, 11am PDT
When the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection adopted new rules for power plants on June 17, the Garden State becomes the tenth to participate in a cap-and-trade program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Utility Dive