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California's greenhouse gas emission targets are getting tougher

Published: 
Fri, 05/01/2015 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Gov. Jerry Brown accelerated California's effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, burnishing the state's reputation as a pacesetter in the battle against climate change.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
Category: 
Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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Taking Oil Industry Cue, Environmentalists Drew Emissions Blueprint

Published: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:10am
Category: 
Energy

In November 2010, three combatants gathered in a sleek office here to build a carbon emissions policy that they hoped to sell to the Obama administration.

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Justices Uphold Emission Limits on Big Industry

Published: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:04pm
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In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively endorsed the Obama administration’s efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from sources like power plants, even as it criticized what it called the administration’s overreaching.

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Nearing a Climate Legacy

Published: 
Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:23am
Category: 
Energy

The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst consequences of climate change.