Thursday, June 27, 2013

Deniers: Nearly 25 years after James Hansen's famous global warming testimony, LA was still getting 39% of its power from two coal plants

Climate target No. 1: coal -
...effects of warming ... already are being seen and that are expected to worsen for the next few decades because of past inaction: fires, flooding and catastrophic weather...The president should keep his eye on the centerpiece. Just as the nation cannot afford to humor climate-change deniers, it cannot allow the carbon output of its worst greenhouse gas emitters to continue unchecked.
[March 2013]: Los Angeles Halts Using Electricity From Coal Plants - Bloomberg
The city’s Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal-owned utility, will phase out the electricity it imports from the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona and Intermountain Power in Utah, according to a statement yesterday. The two coal plants provide 39 percent of the city’s power.

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