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Climate is a civil rights issue as well as a health, economic, and environmental issue

February 12, 2015 | The City Project Blog | Robert García and Ariel Collins

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Climate is a civil rights issue as well as a health, economic, and environmental issue. A successful climate movement will address the rights of communities of color and low income communities directly. Recent polls show that Latinos are far more likely to view climate change as extremely or very important to them personally.

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Huge solar farm opens in California: Enough energy for 160,000 homes

February 9, 2015 | Taylor Goldenstei, LA Times

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U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell gets a tour with officials of the new Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, Calif. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

About 4,000 acres of shiny black solar panels stretch across Riverside County near Joshua Tree National Park, where on Monday U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell dedicated one of the largest photovoltaic solar energy farms in the world.

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a closer look

V. John White talks about planning for California’s renewable energy renaissance. Stimulus projects are beginning construction; they will bring jobs into California and help to jump start the economy of high-unemployment desert areas. CEERT is bringing people together to plan for natural conservation, renewables generation, and transmission for clean power.

Hal Harvey from Energy Innovation

Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, recently visited a CEERT gathering. Here are some highlights recapping his very informative presentation to us.VIEW MORE videos »

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