Podcast with: Jigar Shah, Co-founder and President of Generate Capital and also Founder and CEO of Sun Edison from 2003 to 2008. | Energy Central

Originally published in Clean Power Professionals Group, but also applicable for The Energy Collective Group.

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Power Shutoffs: Playing with Fire

By Denise Fairchild and Kim EvonCalifornia’s fire season is back. Yet if this past week is any indication, our emergency response remains woefully inadequate.  When disaster strikes we are far from being energy resilient, ensuring reliable access to electricity for our most vulnerable communities.Climate fires are California’s new normal.  Dangerous combinations of high..

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The Guardian view on the IMF and World Bank: back a global Green New Deal | Editorial

At 75, the Bretton Woods institutions face an identity crisis. It’s time for them to chart a fresh course

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have their 75th birthday this year, but the organisations that emerged from the Bretton Woods conference in 1944 are in no real mood to celebrate at their annual meetings this week. In Washington the mood is decidedly downbeat. Global growth is slowing; the conviction that low interest rates are here to stay is encouraging reckless behaviour and a dangerous build-up of debt; the climate-change clock is ticking louder. The threat of a new financial crisis is growing. The prospect of it being triggered by a climate emergency is real.

Yet the problems of the two Bretton Woods institutions run deeper than that. They are bodies created to foster international cooperation at a time when international cooperation is marked by its absence. Born out of the economic chaos of the 1930s, the IMF and the World Bank had a well-defined mission three quarters of a century ago: to rebuild war-shattered economies; to provide support to countries that ran into balance-of-payments difficulties; to limit currency turbulence; and to encourage the opening up of markets.

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Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison: Are the Generation X leaders stuffing this up? | Brigid Delaney

Cheap travel, big houses, neutered protest movements – Gen X like to think they are nihilistic but they have followed the boomers

With their lank hair, in their dank sharehouses, wearing a bong-water scented flannel shirt, listening to woozy opening chords of some Nirvana song, there is an image of Gen X fossilised in amber.

But of course it’s not like that any more. Gen X, which includes former and current prime ministers Boris Johnson, David Cameron and Scott Morrison, have flown under the radar – as millennials and boomers engage in decades of tedious generational warfare.

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The Energy Expo in warm Miami: Feb 12 & 13, 2020

The Energy Expo (TEE) presents its next edition on February 12 & 13, 2020 at the MACC Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL HUB between North American & Worldwide Manufacturers & Distributors with Buyers, Professionals, Dealers, Operators, Contractors and Potential Reps. from LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN and UNITED STATES. 40+ countries under one roof!...
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Extinction Rebellion has built up so much goodwill. It mustn’t throw that away | Gaby Hinsliff

The incident at Canning Town station exposes the movement’s lack of empathy with society’s least well-off people

Early in the morning, the sky still dark behind him, a man climbs on to a tube train in one of the less wealthy patches of east London and prepares to make a stand. After weeks of climate protests across the capital, its commuters have arguably grown used to navigating scenes such as this. But what happens next, in the footage shot by an ITV journalist and spread virally across social media, is disturbing on many levels.

Passengers on the packed platform, sensing they’re now going nowhere, react furiously. A voice can be heard shouting: “I need to get to work! I have to feed my kids!” One man, boosted by the crowd, grabs for the protester’s legs; the protester appears to kick out towards his head. The protester is white. The man below him is black. The protester is quickly dragged down into a surging crowd, rescued only by the intervention of other passengers and a London Underground worker. And suddenly, we are a long way from cheering scenes of giant pink octopuses being escorted down Whitehall, or grey-haired pensioners submitting courteously to arrest.

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All-electric homes offer a prototype for low-carbon housing in Colorado

WRITTEN BYAllen BestPHOTO BYAllen Best / Energy News NetworkFourteen of the 27 units at the Basalt Vista housing complex will be available for purchase by employees of the local Roaring Fork School District, which provided the land adjacent to Basalt High School.The Basalt Vista housing project eschews natural gas as the state looks to reduce emissions from the building sector. Huddled in..

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Fight against Heathrow expansion on verge of victory, says McDonnell

Shadow chancellor says third runway ‘cannot stand’ as court of appeal challenges begin

The campaign against the multibillion-pound expansion of Heathrow is on the verge of victory, John McDonnell has claimed, as three court of appeal judges considered fresh legal challenges against a third runway.

The shadow chancellor, who has long been an opponent of expanding the airport in his constituency, said the picture had changed since the previous legal challenge in the spring, as the UK had legislated for a net-zero emissions target by 2050 and declared a climate emergency.

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Greenlots Enables Widespread EV Charging Access for Ford All-Electric Drivers

Through this program, future Ford all-electric drivers can quickly and easily charge across multiple major EV charging networks in North America...
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Market share of electric vehicles doubles in FY20

In a landscape of stagnating new car sales, electric vehicle (EV) sales have soared. With further analysis by Pixie Energy on the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures* showing the market share of EVs almost doubling in the first half of the Financial Year FY20....
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BusinessGreen Leaders Briefing: Towards Net Zero Supply Chains and Land Use event confirmed

BusinessGreen Leaders Briefing: Towards Net Zero Supply Chains and Land Use event confirmed

Final Leaders Briefing of the year to take place on Tuesday 26th November

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Volvo pledges to go carbon neutral by 2040

Volvo pledges to go carbon neutral by 2040

Swedish automaker launches first electric car as it revs up climate plans

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Climate change watchdog to publish fresh net zero advice ahead of COP26

Climate change watchdog to publish fresh net zero advice ahead of COP26

Advice for the sixth carbon budget - which will be the first to follow net zero pathway - scheduled for September 2020

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Breaking: Brexit deal announced, reports suggest 'level playing field' on green rules could be maintained

Breaking: Brexit deal announced, reports suggest 'level playing field' on green rules could be maintained

Boris Johnson declares deal will allow UK to 'move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment', but questions remain over whether agreement can secure Parliamentary majority

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My committee will ensure Drax lives up to its climate commitments

My committee will ensure Drax lives up to its climate commitments

Former chief scientific adviser Sir John Beddington on why he has joined Drax's new advisory board

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