• Raise the renewable energy goal in Nebraska
    The science is clear, climate change is a severe problem that will affect everyone. Nebraska must do it's part to address climate change, and aiming to meet a mere 10 percent of our energy needs through renewable sources is not going to be enough to solve the problem. Ignoring this problem is simply irresponsible, and we demand that our leaders take action.
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  • Strengthen the EPA's First-Ever Carbon Pollution Standards
    Reducing greenhouse gas pollution from power plants to mitigate the disastrous impacts of climate change is by far EPA's most urgent matter. Climate change-denying extremists and fossil fuel propagandists are willing to threaten our survival for profit.
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  • 'No Go' to the 'No-Build Zones' Policy!
    Around 10.8 million people in coastal communities across the Philippines continue to be threatened by the ‘No-Build Zone’ (NBZ) policy, declared by the national government under President Noynoy Aquino to arbitrarily ban dwellings within a 40-meter prohibited zone. The NBZ is an imposition that has no sufficient scientific and legal basis, and provides no feasible relocation or livelihood alternatives to the displaced communities. Communities in NBZs have been threatened with demolition, and even excluded from government relief and rehabilitation efforts. We note the selective nature of the NBZ, later reformulated as ‘No-Dwelling Zones’ to exempt private corporations currently in a mad race to convert thousands of hectares of Haiyan-affected coastal areas into special economic zones, extractive industries, and so-called eco-tourism projects. This profit-driven mode of coastal development has led to the rapid degradation of our coastal and marine ecosystems and resources in the first place. We believe reducing disaster risks in coastal areas cannot be achieved by simply removing communities away from their source of livelihood, and promoting the entry of coastal ‘development aggression’ projects. Building resilience in the face of the climate crisis does not mean pushing front-line communities towards greater vulnerability.
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  • The Real Weather Report
    We rely on meteorologists, our local weather men and women, to provide information we use to plan our day. We need them to connect the dots between local weather forecasts and global climate change predictions.
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  • Keep Rooftop Solar Shining in Nevada!
    Net metering is a program that allows Nevadans who install solar panels on their roof to get full, fair credit on their utility bills for the excess clean energy they send back to the grid. It has been a big success, leading to more and more Nevada homes, schools and businesses putting the state's plentiful sunshine to work to meet their own power needs. But NV Energy -- the biggest utility in Nevada -- views this kind of customer energy choice as a threat to their old way of doing business. The utility is now working behind the scenes to add unfair fees that would make it harder for Nevadans to invest in solar power. Every Nevadan has the right to produce and use his or her own power from the sun and we should be able to do so without being charged unfair fees. Now is an especially important time to speak up, since the Nevada Public Utilities Commission is taking comment in August on whether to propose harmful changes to net metering. We plan to deliver the petition in person at a PUC public comment session on August 19. In the next few months, the PUC will make recommendations on the future of our net metering program to the legislature, so we need to speak out in support of solar power now. If you live in Nevada, sign the petition below to urge state leaders to stand strong for innovation, progress and customer choice by defending our solar rights.
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  • No more foul play! No more BP greenwash at the Commonwealth Games.
    BP is an official partner of this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games. For a small contribution, BP paint themselves as generous, socially responsible and "green" - when nothing could be further from the truth. - BP will 'donate a tree' for each participant in its carbon offsetting scheme, but the amount of CO2 they will absorb is almost nothing when compared to BP's emissions worldwide. - BP have set up a 'Young Leaders' scheme but it is young people who will have to deal with their legacy of runaway climate change and oil spills. - The US has brought in sanctions against the Russian-owned oil company, Rosneft, but BP have clung to its 19.75% share in the company. - BP have nestled its brand alongside our elite athletes in order to keep their toxic legacy in the Gulf of Mexico and attempts to drill in the Arctic out of people's minds. It's time to stop the greenwash and deny BP the role of 'corporate partner' at all future sporting events!
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  • Don’t let California Backslide to More Dirty Energy
    Our electric utility, SDG&E, plans to replace the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant with massive amounts of new gas power – through an insider deal that doesn’t allow clean energy options to compete. This rush for more fossil power would come at a major cost to energy customers, public health and our climate. Help us urge state regulators to reject this reckless plan and send a clear message to all the utilities that California is committed to clean energy. We can meet California’s energy needs reliably and affordably with clean energy, yet SDG&E is pushing a proposal that would lock in huge amounts of unnecessary, expensive and polluting fossil power for years to come. This natural gas bonanza carries a big price tag for our climate. We've already seen an increase in climate pollution from natural gas generation in the wake of San Onofre closing. Permanently increasing our dependence on fossil power would put California even father behind on our carbon reduction and clean energy targets. Sign the petition to stop this dirty energy proposal in its tracks, and send a clear message to all California utilities that energy consumers demand clean affordable energy options.
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  • World Bank: Walk the Talk on Climate
    The World Bank has not yet addressed climate issues systematically. Most notably, its Safeguard Policy framework does not require climate change risk assessments for Bank projects with climate-related impacts. This gap in policy has allowed the World Bank to continue financing projects with serious implications for our climate and to essentially ignore the issue completely. According to a recent study by the World Resources Institute, 75% of World Bank projects do not incorporate assessments related to climate change risks into their design, while 88% of the projects do not assess GHG emissions from project activities, relative to a baseline. It is no wonder that with such an approach, the Bank continues to finance projects like the coal-fired Medupi power plant in South Africa, and possibly an even dirtier coal plant in Kosovo. The Bank is currently reviewing its policies, for the first time in its history. This review presents an important opportunity for the Bank to adopt best practices for promoting low-carbon and resilient development by establishing a safeguard policy on climate change. Over 100 Non-Governmental Organizations from over 60 countries submitted to the World Bank a proposal for a Policy on Climate Change as part of this review process. This Policy proposal outlines some of the main priorities that the Bank should adopt as part of a safeguard policy on climate change, including introducing a ban on financing any coal projects in the future. President Kim of the World Bank himself said last year that, “…the world needs a bold global approach to help avoid the climate catastrophe it faces today”. The signatories of the climate submission want to see Dr. Kim and the Board members of the World Bank start to walk the talk on climate by establishing a climate safeguard policy that would ensure the World Bank no longer supports projects that contribute to climate change. As each country of the world has a representative at the World Bank Group Board of Directors, your voice is very important to be heard. One of the Board Committees of the Bank will convene on July 30th to discuss the first draft of the new World Bank policies. Let us together deliver a strong message to them before this meeting that introduction of a Climate assessment policy for the World Bank projects is a must and that we stand united in asking them to act on climate, now! Study by the World Resources Institute: http://goo.gl/nGCULH Coal-fired power plant in South Africa: http://goo.gl/0d2tas Coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.: http://goo.gl/jxTt7c Climate Change Assessment (CCA) Safeguard Policy: http://www.bicusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Climate-Change-Safeguard-Model-Policy-for-the-World-Bank.pdf
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  • Outlaw Fracking in El Paso County. No Exceptions.
    Colorado has fragile wildlife. The state's income relies on tourism which revolves around aesthetics of the land and the unique climate Colorado has. The profits of clean energy and everlasting income from tourism greatly outweighs the 1-2 years of minute income petroleum companies would bring while destroying the aesthetic potential for tourism. They have proven throughout the past century that petroleum companies cannot be trusted when it comes to public service and general welfare for society. Let's lead the world in innovation like we used to and throw out the oil companies. Leading the world in energy would cause a general economic boost and open more doors especially in job growth and exports.
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  • IN IT TO END IT!
    We are the biggest state in the US and can affectassive change. We can set the pace for going clean throughout the US.
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  • No Exporting Natural Gas
    The escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia should not be used as an excuse for increased liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. Gas exports cannot help the current situation in Ukraine, because it would take years for our export facilities to be able to process the volumes of gas proposed for overseas sales. And S. 2083 and H.R. 6 would fast track exports of U.S. LNG to 158 World Trade Organization member countries, not just Ukraine. Increasing U.S. oil and gas exports to other nations will only accelerate fracking at home, transforming rural and impoverished communities into sacrifice zones and endangering public health, natural resources and local economies. The oil and gas industry claims that fracking for gas can lead to energy independence, but that is simply not the case, especially if we're exporting that resource abroad. Ultimately, approving and building infrastructure is a lengthy, expensive process, and the limited oil and gas reserves available under U.S. soil will not support the money and energy needed to ship it overseas. Instead, we should invest in renewable energy.
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  • NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY MUST DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS AND RARE EARTH MINING COMPANIES
    If we do not begin to take immediate and direct action against fossil fuel and rare Earth mining companies who are continually investing our money into the destruction and exploitation of our natural world and its' resources, we will continue to contribute a further 2ppm of CO2 to our atmosphere per annum, to the already 400ppm of atmospheric CO2 in the atmosphere. All over the world people are experiencing the impact of climate change, and these impacts are gradually worsening. Our atmosphere will continue to warm at an exponential rate as emissions of greenhouse gases increase. The biodiversity of our planet is already undergoing numerous changes in composition and environmental pressure due to human intervention and exploitation, which is causing a continuous rate of decline in global biodiversity. Newcastle University are not alone in their investment in fossil fuels. This is a global phenomenon that must be brought to heed so that the safety of our planet and our species can be preserved for future generations. Divestment is but scratching the surface of what we can do for our planet, and without Universities who promote Sustainable development making this leap - we will not make the greatest leap of all human innovation - the mastery of cleaner, more renewable energy sources.
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