6 Countries Leading the Way in the Global Renewable Energy Boom

By Jake Schmidt

As President Trump transitioned into office, clean energy continued to overtake fossil fuels as the main source of new energy investments around the world. While the final 2016 numbers aren’t yet published, preliminary estimates put the total wind and solar installations at new records. About 70 gigawatts of new solar generation and 59 gigawatts of new wind power came online in 2016. And this amounts to real dollars moving into the clean energy economy, with $287 billion in new clean energy investments in 2016, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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HB17-1124–Kill It

The bill specifies that a local government that bans hydraulic fracturing of an oil and gas well is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the mineral interest and that a local government that enacts a moratorium on oil and gas activities must compensate oil and gas operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.

CALL OR EMAIL these members of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Members BY WEDNESDAY AT NOON AND TELL THEM TO KILL THIS BILL:
State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Members:
Mike Foote 303-866-2920 (Democrat) County: Boulder
Susan Lontine 303-866-2966 (Democrat) County: Denver, Jefferson
Adrienne Benavidez 303-866-2964 (Democrat) County: Adams
Edie Hooton  303-866-2915 (Democrat) County: Boulder
Jovan Melton 303-866-2919 (Democrat) County: Arapahoe
Mike Weissman  303-866-2942 Democrat County: Arapahoe

Scientists Question Safety of Using Waste Water From Oil Fields on Food By NBC Bay Area

It’s been done for two decades but after the release of a new report, controversy is building. Should farmers irrigate crops with waste water from oil extraction? Even with recent rains, the demand for water sources is high. About 80 percent of the water used by Californians goes to agriculture. Stephen Stock investigates as scientists call for a halt to the practice until more is known about the chemicals in that water. Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports in a video that first aired on Feb. 17, 2017.

Source: Scientists Question Safety of Using Waste Water From Oil Fields on Food | NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Scientists-Question-Safety-of-Using-Waste-Water-From-Oil-Fields-on-Food_Bay-Area-414152183.html#ixzz4ZKdldnEe
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HB17-1124–Kill It

The bill specifies that a local government that bans hydraulic fracturing of an oil and gas well is liable to the mineral interest owner for the value of the mineral interest and that a local government that enacts a moratorium on oil and gas activities must compensate oil and gas operators, mineral lessees, and royalty owners for all costs, damages, and losses of fair market value associated with the moratorium.

CALL OR EMAIL these members of the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee Members BY WEDNESDAY AT NOON AND TELL THEM TO KILL THIS BILL:
Mike Foote, Susan Lontine, Adrienne Benavidez, Edie Hooton, Jovan Melton, Mike Weissman.

This extreme bill, which resurfaces in every legislative session, is yet another attempt by the oil & gas industry to continue intimidating local communities.

Communities have no responsibility to backstop corporations’ investment risk.

AND MORE FROM THE CATEGORY–CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?

The new executive director of Greater Outdoors Colorado, Chris Castilian, is a former employee of Anadarko, where he “led government affairs, social investment, employee engagement, and stakeholder outreach for the Rockies region.”  Industry shills posing as environmentalists.

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