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Ameren pushes back against claims nuclear power plants may close   
(Sunday - March 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune - A November report by the Union of Concerned Scientists speculated Callaway and other unprofitable or marginally profitable nuclear plants could close early as cheaper natural gas and renewable options become available to...
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Making the most out of renewable energy   
(Friday - March 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: southernminn - According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, wind, solar and biomass energy can be harvested forever, providing farmers with a long-term source of income. Renewable energy can be used on the farm to replace other fuels or sold...
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Diesel trucks would be nearly eliminated in California under proposed law   
(Thursday - March 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: SF Chronicle - Heavy- and medium-duty buses and trucks make up 7 percent of the vehicles on California’s roads but contribute 20 percent of the heat-trapping carbon emissions spewed into the atmosphere, according to the Union of Concerned...
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Here’s what autonomous vehicles could mean for the Washington region’s future — good and bad   
(Wednesday - March 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: The Washington Post - “In our worst-case scenario, we see a decline in ridership on transit because people are switching their mode from transit to autonomous vehicles,” said Richard Ezike, mobility and equity fellow with the Union of...
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The Union of Concerned Scientists Quixotic, Relentless Campaign Against Transparency   
(Wednesday - March 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Medium - Last week, journalists and transparency advocates applauded when a judge tossed out a defamation case brought by University of Florida professor Kevin Folta against Pulitzer Prize winning reporter ...
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Syracuse students ask university to end investments in fossil fuels (Your letters)   
(Tuesday - March 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sustainable Endowments Institute
Source: syracuse.com - The Responsible Endowment Coalition, 350.org, the Sustainable Endowments Institute, and the Tellus Institute have also released a report on "Institutional Pathways to Fossil-Free Investing" as a guide for universities and other...
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Institute Ends College Sustainability Report Card   
(Tuesday - March 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : Sustainable Endowments Institute
Source: Environmental Leader - The Sustainable Endowments Institute has announced that it is suspending publication of its College Sustainability Report Card. The report card pioneered the first evaluations of campus and endowment sustainability programs...
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Media Advisory: Green building conference Dec. 2-3   
(Monday - March 11, 2019)
Source: Berkeley University of California - Sponsors include UC Berkeley’s Program on Housing and Urban Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy and Haas School of Business, as well as the European Centre for Corporate Engagement at Maastricht University in the...
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Green building conference Dec. 2-3   
(Monday - March 11, 2019)
Source: berkeley.edu - Sponsors include UC Berkeley’s Program on Housing and Urban Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy and Haas School of Business, as well as the European Centre for Corporate Engagement at Maastricht University in the...
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New Mexico Energy Bill Passes Senate; Charts Bold Course to 100 Percent Carbon-Free Electricity   
(Friday - March 08, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: ucsusa.org - Statement by Julie McNamara, Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists SANTA FE, N.M. (March 7, 2019)—In the waning days of the 2019 legislative session, the New Mexico Senate has voted to pass the Energy...
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