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19 hours ago by andriak
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yesterday by jrosenau
Taxpayer Group Seeks ‘Community Choice’ Data (Most Is Already Public)
A KPBS segment about the new feasibility study on CCE in San Diego.
CCE  CCA  environment  climatechange 
yesterday by jonhall
The race against heat | The Verge
The share of Indians with air conditioning is still small, roughly 5 percent, but it’s growing fast.Rising incomes are making air conditioners more attainable, while rising temperatures are making them a necessity. “There are hundreds of millions of people for whom air conditioning doesn't seem like a luxury good,” said Michael Greenstone, director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. “It can mean the difference between life and death.”
india  2030  climatechange  airconditioning  toread 
yesterday by sampenrose
The City Should Pump the Brakes on Government-Run Energy
NOTE: This is an OPINION piece in VOSD, is commissioned by an economist hired by Sempra (SDG&E's owner), and only presents negative assessments of the study. While these all seem like important elements to carefully consider, the negative intent is clear. It only views the study through an economic lens and does not consider the environmental benefits.

The Chief Economist Lynn Reaser at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute at Point Loma University was contracted by Sempra (who owns SDG&E) to evaluate the Feasibility Study on San Diego's CCA plan. She says the study is "deeply flawed" (from an economic POV).

At the end of the article, Reaser states that "Lack of sufficient information often is the root of bad policy." They're right about that. In this age of "fake news," we need sound, supported, true data in order to make informed decisions.

The tone of the article is negative from start to finish.

Reaser states that a study designed to show if something is feasible is a low bar, and does nothing to state whether it will be successful. Even so, she says the study fails to show if the CCA plan will even be feasible.

Reaser states that she found flaws in all of the study's conclusions.

Reaser states that in the study's 11 possible financial outcomes, only 2 show a positive financial outcome, which a potential liability of $2.8b.

Reaser states that the study brings no credible analysis or data to its conclusion that CCA customers would receive lower rates.

Many of Reaser's conclusions seem to be based on incomplete data or assumptions the study makes that lack data to explain those assumptions.

Reaser points out that the City would need new financial capital to invest in building renewable energy capacity, and claims the City would either need to tax residents or borrow money (borrowing money for a core city service, Reaser says, could lower San Diego's credit rating). Reaser also says the CCA would operate at a loss for several years at the beginning.

PERHAPS MOST CONCERNING is that Reaser states the study says the CCA would only achieve 51% renewable energy by 2035. San Diego is bound to a 100% renewable energy commitment by 2035, something the supporters of the CCA had said is what the CCA would achieve.

As expected, Reaser states that it's possible the State of CA will enact it's own renewable energy requirements with a goal of achieving 100% renewable by 2045. This has been a common rebuttal by Sempra of the CCA. However, Reaser doesn't acknowledge this isn't a certainty. I'm also uncertain why—as long as the CCA plan is a sound one—it doesn't make sense to proceed with our own CCA plan.
CCE  CCA  environment  climatechange 
yesterday by jonhall
Hurricanes: A perfect storm of chance and climate change? - BBC News
Those who have been sceptical of the impact of carbon emissions from human sources on the climate have crowed about the fact that it has been 12 years since a hurricane rated category three or above has made landfall in the US.
But those working in the field believe that measuring the connection between hurricanes and climate change based on the number that make land is hugely mistaken. [...] Rising temperatures lead to warmer air holding more moisture, which causes more intense downpours in a hurricane. The oceans have risen thanks to thermal expansion and glacier melt and this works to increase the dangers posed by storm surges.
Klimakatastrophe  Climatecatastrophe  climate  change  climatechange  globalwarming  global  warming  Hurricane  economic  damage  extreme  weather  flash  flood  drought 
2 days ago by asterisk2a
We Are Still In: US Action on Climate Change Is Irreversible |
Americans are picking up the mantle of climate leadership. Thousands of mayors, governors, tribal leaders, CEOs, and university presidents now stand shoulder to shoulder, declaring “We are still in."
online  activism  climatechange  paris  environment  environmental  collaboration 
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