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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…
February 12, 2018 Big Batteries Are Taking a Bite Out of the Power Market | WSJ - (pdf)
February 6, 2018 Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar | NYT - (pdf)
January 16, 2018 24-Hour Solar Energy: Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast | ICN - (pdf)
January 16, 2018 Trump raises the thermostat for geothermal energy | Washington Examiner - (pdf)
December 12, 2017 Toyota and FuelCell Energy Plan to Build a Giant Renewable Power and Hydrogen Plant | GTM - (pdf)
November 29, 2017 Renewable-Power Sector Sees Senate Tax Bill as Major Threat | WSJ - (pdf)
October 23, 2017 Wine Country fires: Could a better power grid save us? | San Jose Mercury News - (pdf)
October 6, 2017 Puente gas plant should not be approved, California energy committee says | Industry Dive/utilitydive.com - (pdf)
October 6, 2017 Regulators recommend that the state reject a Ventura County natural gas plant | LA Times - (article)
September 27, 2017 U.S. Climate Change Policy: Made in California | NY Times - (pdf)