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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 10, 2019 Demand response is dead. Long live Flexiwatts! | Utility Dive - (pdf)
July 8, 2019 Grid chief: Operators pulling 'rabbits' to keep lights on | EE News - (article)
July 25, 2019 NV Energy Announces ‘Hulkingly Big’ Solar-Plus-Storage Procurement | Greentech Media - (pdf)
June 9, 2019 Don’t let global warming hinder California’s climate goals | SJMN - (pdf)
January 22, 2019 Bailout doubt – PG&E faces bankruptcy amid California's 'first climate change-caused emergency' | Utility Dive - (pdf)
January 16, 2019 California’s energy grid is in crisis. Can the state keep the lights on? | Sac Bee - (pdf)
January 10, 2019 California set a goal of 100% clean energy, and now other states may follow its lead | LA Times - (pdf)
January 9, 2019 It was a bad year for carbon emissions, even in California | grist - (pdf)
November 14, 2018 Jerry Brown signed $1 billion in wildfire prevention—and none of it applies to the fires this year | CALmatters - (pdf)
September 6, 2018 California passes 100% clean energy bill, but punts on several plans for getting there | Palm Springs Desert Sun - (pdf)