Want To Regain Democracy? Talk *Politics* & *Policy*

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Nov 182017
 

If you are watching the attacks on US democracy closely, it’s a bit shocking. Basic elements of the US Constitution and a functional democracy are attacked on a daily basis. There are attacks on an independent judicial systems, attacks on independent media (which is essential to provide societal checks on political power — Thomas Jefferson said it was more critical than government itself), attacks on individuals who express different viewpoints, and attacks on free speech and the idea of discussion at all
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Outdated UK Onshore Wind Policy Could Cost £1 Billion

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Oct 252017
 

uk wind power onshoreAn unwritten UK Government promise of “no subsidies” for onshore wind is blocking potential development of the cheapest form of new electricity generation and could end up costing more than £1 billion over the next four to five years relative to other technologies. 

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How climate policy can mitigate extreme weather’s economic toll – Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

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Sep 262017
 

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How climate policy can mitigate extreme weather's economic toll
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Harvey and Irma have brought front and center the high costs of extreme weather-related disasters. While the damage is still being assessed, Harvey's could cost as much as $ 200 billion, making it the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history
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“Towns Driving State Policy:” New London Aims to Ban Fracking Waste

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Feb 182017
 

One by one, Connecticut municipalities are sending a message to state and federal legislators: no to local fracking waste disposal. Following the lead of municipalities across four counties beginning with Washington and most recently including Middletown …
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G20 Balks At Ending The “Dumbest Policy” Of All, Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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Sep 072016
 

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Originally published on RenewEconomy. The G20 meeting in China may have been notable for the decision by both China and the US – the two biggest carbon emitters on the planet – to ratify the Paris climate treaty, an initiative that will almost certainly see the deal come into force by 2017, three years earlier [&hellip

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US Wind Industry Installed 3,600 MW So Far This Year, Still Faces Policy Uncertainty

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Oct 242015
 

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The US wind energy industry installed over 1,600 MW in the third quarter, and nearly 3,600 MW for the whole year, but still faces policy uncertainty. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) published its US Wind Industry Third Quarter 2015 Market Report on Thursday, highlighting the more than 1,600 MW of new wind energy capacity that has [&hellip

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UK Government Renewable Energy Policy Leaving “Investors And Consumers Baffled”, EY

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Sep 172015
 

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The most recent Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index put out by EY highlights the dangers of the UK Government’s current renewable energy policy. EY published its quarterly Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) this week, which saw a major reshuffling of its top 10 most attractive countries in terms of their renewable energy potential and growth. [&hellip

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China’s Coal Cap Policy Will Create More Clean Energy Jobs

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Mar 292015
 

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Originally published on NRDC. China’s national policies to control coal consumption can lead to greater and better employment opportunities in China’s power sector and related industries, according to a new study released today by the China Coal Cap Project, a joint initiative of academic, governmental and non-profit researchers. The study analyzes the overall employment benefits

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Dubai Set To Approve Rooftop Solar Power Policy

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Sep 132014
 

The emirate of Dubai is finishing the drafting of regulations for rooftop solar power, and is also considering the construction of utility-scale solar

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Judge orders new ‘matching’ policy for some BP oil spill claims – WWL

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May 072014
 

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Judge orders new 'matching' policy for some BP oil spill claims
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In this May 3, 2010, photo, workers place oil containment booms around in the central marshes in St. Bernard Parish, La. Unpredictable and tough to solve, the stack of problems on President Barack Obama's desk is growing unwieldy. It's presenting him

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