CBC: Canadian Broadcast Corporation – Clean disruption? Stanford group plans for 100% green-energy future

in 100%, 100% campaign, Mark Jacobson, Uncategorized, Wind Power

An environmental research team from the prestigious Stanford University in California has calculated exactly how Canada can move away from fossil fuels, transitioning to a totally clean-energy future through existing technologies. But the assertion that this transition is just over a decade away is the source of hot debate. Investment in renewables fell by half last year, Clean… Read more »

Clean Technica – Nevadans Fight For The Right To “Bring Back Solar”

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We have been covering the decision made by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada for several weeks, talking about how 17,000 Nevadans who installed solar have had the rug pulled out from under them when the PUC killed net metering in the state. Solar companies, solar installers, activists, and average, everyday citizens of the Silver State… Read more »

Clean Technica: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy

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January 23rd, 2016 by Rogier van Rooij The idea of hitting 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity) scares a lot of people. That is, a lot of people don’t think their cities or countries can achieve 100% renewable energy. However, a leading energy researcher at Stanford has led teams of researchers in order… Read more »

Rodale Wellness – The Solutions Project: Pure Power

in 100%, 100% campaign, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Jacobson, Mark Ruffalo

Think that 100 percent clean energy is impossible? According to activist actor Mark Ruffalo and his colleagues at The Solutions Project, it is possible and becoming more feasible every day. The Solutions Project is about finding real actionable and affordable ways to make clean energy happen for all Americans, one state at a time. Their main… Read more »

Leonardo DiCaprio talks about his childhood, his Oscar-buzzed work on 'The Revenant' and his dedication to saving the world from environmental catastrophe in our latest cover story. Photograph by Mark SeligerRead more: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/leonardo-dicaprios-crusade-inside-the-new-issue-20160112#ixzz46Cb99ptH
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Rolling Stone: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crusade

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Actor, activist, celebrity, concerned environmentalist and a man willing to brave subzero temperatures and “bear attacks” for his art — Leonardo DiCaprio is all that and more, and Rolling Stone writer Stephen Rodrick spent several days getting to know the movie star for our new cover story (on stands Friday). Tagging along with the 41-year-old DiCaprio… Read more »

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Stanford Professor Calls Out “Egregious” Distortion Of His Research On Clean Energy Jobs

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Daily Caller Article On Shift To 100% Renewable Energy Is 100% Wrong The troubling trend of the fossil fuel industry and conservative media twisting scientific research to fit their own agenda is not going away, as Stanford University professor Mark Jacobson recently found out. In the age of rampant climate denial, scientists and researchers like… Read more »

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The Guardian: It’s time to transition to 100% clean energy: the wind is now at our backs – Mark Ruffalo

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The climate agreement reached in Paris is provoking a flurry of caveats, criticisms and cautions. Many of those criticisms are warranted and there’s a lot of work ahead to make sure countries live up to their promises. But we should not miss a chance to celebrate a historic turning point. World leaders finally made commitments… Read more »

People take part in a protest about climate change around New York City Hall at lower Manhattan, New York, November 29, 2015, a day before the start of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21).  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - RTX1WENY

The Nation: Congress Has a Plan to Achieve 100 Percent Clean and Renewable Energy by 2050

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But instead of taking up the challenge of climate change, Republicans are threatening to shut down the government. By Raul Grijalva, Rep. Keith Ellison and Mark Ruffalo World leaders from over 190 countries are meeting right now in Paris to develop global plans to reduce carbon emissions and overcome the threat of climate change. With 2015… Read more »

From left, some of the major climate change challenges include protecting Antarctica, reducing automobile emissions, and dealing with water shortages in some places and water excesses in others. Credit From Left, John B. Weller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Frederic J. Brown, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Ruth Fremson, via The New York Time

New York Times: A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts…. Read more »