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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 3, 2019

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Says at Climate Summit: ‘We Are Still In’

  •    •  Posted 2019-12-02 15:26:41

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her duel with Donald Trump to a climate summit on Monday, pledging that Congress would urgently tackle global warming despite the president’s opposition to an international pact. “By coming here we want to say to everyone we are still in, the United States is still in,” Pelosi told reporters on the first day of the two-week United Nations climate talks in Spain.
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US leads greenhouse gas emissions on a per capita basis, report finds

By Pippa Stevens, CNBC  •    •  Posted 2019-12-02 15:36:29

Greenhouse gas emissions surged to a record high in 2018 and countries, including the United States, are falling short of their stated emission reduction targets, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme found. The report, published on Tuesday, measures the emissions gap, or the difference between what needs to be done to curb greenhouse gas emissions, and what is actually being done. Now in its tenth year of publication, the researchers behind the report found that the gap is as wide as ever. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

To tackle climate change, clean-energy innovation isn’t enough – Axios

By Amy Harder, Axios  •    •  Posted 2019-12-02 15:36:54

Forget renewable energy for a moment. To really fight climate change, the world needs to focus far more on cutting its use of oil, natural gas and coal. The big picture: Like adding salad to your pasta doesn’t help you lose weight, adding cleaner energy to a world run on fossil fuels won’t cut greenhouse gas emissions. Yet that’s what we’re doing now. [ read more … ]

How one company could transform energy in Southern states

By Edward Klump, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-12-02 15:37:12

From a perch near the Gulf of Mexico, Entergy Corp. is positioning itself as a utility company of the future — even if critics lament what that could mean for electricity choices and costs in the South. The company, Louisiana’s largest power provider, is exploring a different type of model where a utility extends its control of generation to homes and businesses while still investing in big, central station plants. [ read more … ]

Kerry, Schwarzenegger declare World War Zero on climate

By Timothy Cama, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-12-02 15:37:27

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is launching a major effort to spur people around the world to take action on climate change, joined by dozens of big names like actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Kerry and the group’s backers are dubbing the effort World War Zero and framing it as a push to get millions of people to call on their leaders in politics, business and elsewhere to take climate more seriously. [ read more … ]

Democrats look to undercut Trump in Madrid

By Nick Sobczyk, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-12-02 15:37:41

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other congressional Democrats are in Madrid for U.N. climate talks this week, lending a high-profile voice to U.S. supporters of the Paris climate agreement as the 2020 elections heat up. The delegation of more than a dozen lawmakers also includes Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.); Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.); Science, Space and Technology Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas); and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
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