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Boiling Point: Western voters weighed in on climate change, up and down the ballot
By Sammy Roth | November 12, 2020 | Los Angeles Times
We’ve known for five days that Joe Biden will be the next president, and there’s already a cottage industry of experts trying to predict what steps the Biden administration might take on climate change over the next four years.
There will be plenty of time to see how that plays out. At the moment, I’m more interested in the down-ballot races that are getting relatively less attention but could have significant climate and environmental impacts at the local level.
This will not be a comprehensive accounting. But here are some results from across the West that caught my attention…
July 16, 2016 Thorny issues challenge California's commitment to renewable energy goals | LA Times/L.A. Now - (pdf)
July 12, 2016 Study says expansion of California's electric grid would save consumers $1.5 billion | LA Times - (pdf)
July 7, 2016 Anatomy of a nuke closure: How PG&E decided to shutter Diablo Canyon | Utility Dive - (pdf)
June 28, 2016 Corporate demand fueling clean energy use -- Ceres | E&E Publishing, LLC - (pdf)
June 21, 2016 California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant Could Close | New York Times - (pdf)
June 21, 2016 End of an atomic era: PG&E to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant | SFGATE - (article)
June 21, 2016 Solar Power Plants are the Future of Texas Power. Every Time. | ucsusa.org blog - (article)
June 2, 2016 The western US grid is fragmented. Stitching it together is a no-brainer.| Vox Media Inc. - (pdf)