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The Glenarm natural gas plant in Pasadena, California. Source: Wikimedia

Hey California, Let’s Spare the Air and Turn Down the Gas

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

California still relies on fossil fuels to provide nearly 40 percent of annual electricity needs. We can do better. Read more >

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The Chevron Richmond refinery fire, August 6, 2012. Photo: Greg Kunit/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (Flickr)

Contents Under Pressure: Speak Out Against EPA Proposed Chemical Facility Safety Rollbacks That Put Communities at Risk

, researcher, Center for Science & Democracy

Over the last year, we have written extensively on the actions that Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken to eliminate or weaken critical science-based protections, particularly on chemical facility safety. From the outset, Pruitt was determined to delay the implementation of updates to the Risk Management Plan(RMP) that called for the assessment of safer technologies, more accessible and quality information for communities near facilities, and improved emergency response coordination. Now with a new proposed rule, the saga continues as the EPA under Pruitt moves one step closer to eliminating hard-fought improvements to the RMP. Read more >

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Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

New Evidence Shows Just How Bad the Trump Administration is at Governing

, senior policy and legal analyst, Clean Vehicles

President Trump likes to brag about how many regulations his administration is removing. The President’s “2 for 1” order requires federal agencies to revoke two regulations for every new rule they want to issue. This order is aimed at getting “rid of the redundancy and duplication that wastes your time and money.” Call me crazy, but I’d like to keep the regulations on the books that protect consumers, safeguard clean air and water, and keep our kids safe. Regardless of what the Trump Administration boasts, a dive into the data shows just how ineffective the President has been at both enacting and removing regulations. Read more >

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Las instalaciones solares compartidas se han convertido en una alternativa para brindar acceso a la energía solar para todos permitiendo sacar ventaja de las economías de gran escala. (Fuente: Wikimedia)

Acceso equitativo a la energía solar en Massachusetts, en manos del Senado

, energy analyst

ACTUALIZACIÓN (6/15/18): Triunfo! Anoche el Senado de forma unánime aprobó un robusto y comprensivo Proyecto de Ley de energía y clima. El estado puede sentirse orgulloso este Proyecto de Ley. Ahora a triunfar en la Cámara de Representantes!

ACTUALIZACIÓN (6/13/18): El Senado está votando una Ley sobre energía limpia mañana. Si vive en Massachusetts contacte su Senador/a y haga oir su voz. Puede enviarle un email (en inglés acá) o aún mejor, llamarle (números telefónicos acá).

La energía solaren Massachusetts ha ayudado a que las familias que tienen acceso a ésta disminuyan sus facturas de electricidad, a que el aire que respiramos en el estado sea más saludable, a generar más de 11.000 empleos y a que quienes quieren contribuir con sus acciones en la lucha contra el cambio climático tengan un aliado en los páneles solares para generar electricidad. Read more >

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Massachusetts’s Clean Energy Economy: What the Legislature Needs to Do Now

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Here are four things that need to happen to get some good clean energy legislation over the finish line in MA… Read more >

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