Capitol Voice July 2017

By Newsroom America Feeds at 9 Jul 2017

Sierra Club Summit Shapes Up

By Meg Gunderson

Developing skills and attitudes to help continue the resistance in California to national trends under Trump will be a focus at Sierra Club California's annual summit in October.

This year's keynote speaker on Saturday morning will be Jim Araby, executive director of the Western States Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers.

Araby is widely considered to be a bold and effective political thinker in California.

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Clean Energy Needs Storage

By Edward Moreno

California continues to charge ahead in the fight against climate change by advancing fossil-fuel-free energy. By the end of this year, the state could be on its way to achieve a 100% clean renewable grid by 2045.

To achieve a 100% renewable grid, distributed energy storage sited near customer load will be pivotal for total integration of renewables like solar and wind. More customer-side storage also means less dependence on dirty natural gas during peak demand.

Senate Bill 700 (SB 700) by Senator Scott Wiener...

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Feds Reject Science to Move Brown's Tunnels Forward

By Kyle Jones

Federal agencies responsible for upholding the Endangered Species Act brushed aside science and their own earlier studies in an assessment that permitting agencies will consider as they determine whether to allow the Governor's unnecessary and expensive twin tunnels.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service released a long-awaited biological opinion on June 26 about the harm that the proposed tunnels would have ...

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