Grist: The 50 People You’ll Be Talking about in 2016 – Mark Jacobson

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THE CLEAN ENERGY MASTERMIND Job: Professor of civil and environmental engineering, Stanford Age: 50 Reps: Stanford, CA Follow: @mzjacobson Green cred: As a specialist in climate modeling and alternative energy, Jacobson has spent much of his career trying to understand, and find solutions to, global warming. He thinks the U.S. is now equipped with the necessary… Read more »

Bloomberg: Eight Ways to Save the Planet

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By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »

CNN Money: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks up with Big Oil

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Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »

The Huffington Post: Opening The Door To Solar Power For All

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By Mark Ruffalo; Original story here For a long time, everybody thought of solar panels as something only rich people could afford. But when you think about it, the fuel — sunlight — is free. So if you can make the equipment affordable and accessible, in theory, solar should be a great option for all… Read more »