Friday, October 18, 2013


Fate of Minn. renewable energy law in judge's hands | Minnesota Public Radio News
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge could soon decide the fate of Minnesota's six-year-old renewable energy law, which North Dakota officials say is an unconstitutional overreach.
Can $100,000 Create The Next Climate Hero? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
Instead of waiting for these climate heroes to emerge into the public eye organically, entrepreneur Ryan Kushner teamed up with his wife Amanda Ravenhill, a professor at Presidio Graduate School, to create the Hero Hatchery, a year-long crowdfunded fellowship for one promising climate activist. The goal: to create the climate heroes that the world so desperately needs--and to provide online activism training sessions with activists like Paul Hawken, Maggie Winslow, Elandria Williams, and Bill McKibben.
Hero Hatchery is raising $100,000 over the next month to fund Wood's activist work full-time for a year, hire a PR team to highlight her ongoing achievements, and launch a series of weekly trainings. "Lauren already does a ton of organizing in the local area. [The money will allow her to] concentrate full time on work instead of having to leave meetings for a waitressing shift," explains Kushner.
Britain faces going back to the bad old days of blackouts as power stations close | UK | News | Daily Express
BRITAIN faces a growing risk of the lights going out as old-fashioned power plants close down, experts warned last night.

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