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Here’s an Energy Savings Plan: Buy When Prices Are Lower

, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Shopping for a discount makes sense, right? Let’s see what we can save if we try this with electricity. Read more >

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People Still Care About Science: California Commits to Using Climate Science in Water Decisions

, climate scientist

People still care about science even in today’s anti-truth, post-fact political maelstrom. And it’s not just scientists (who will soon be marching in the streets). It’s also the people entrusted with ensuring basic services, like clean drinking water. People like California’s State Water Board members, who passed a resolution this month to embed climate science into all of its existing work.

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Photo: Zack Cunningham / California Department of Water Resources
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Why the Time is Right for Nevada to Raise its Renewable Portfolio Standard

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

Passing AB 206 would place Nevada in the camp with other clean energy leaders like Hawaii, Vermont, California, Oregon and Maine, and send a strong signal to the clean energy and clean technology industries that Nevada is open for business. Read more >

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The Safety of Coal Miners—and Every Worker in America—Is at Risk

, executive director

States are clearly emboldened by the anti-regulatory, industry-first furor coming from the White House and Congress, a furor that could affect your workplace as well. Read more >

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Secretary of Defense. James Mattis delivers his opening statement before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the confirmation hearing for him to become Secretary of Defense, January 12, 2017. Photo: C-Span Channel/YouTube.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis: The Lone Climate Change Soldier in this Administration’s Cabinet

, Climate Preparedness Specialist

Since the inauguration, we have witnessed President Trump filling his Cabinet with climate deniers and billionaires. As each day passed, the reality of what we can expect from this administration has become all too clear. But, Secretary of Defense James Mattis understands the impacts of climate change on national defense. How will James Mattis navigate his way in an anti-science, climate change denying administration? Read more >

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