Climate change

City Gateway, said Cathy Higgins, director of research at the New Buildings Institute, is “the first in the Southeast of this type to reach this ambitious level.”

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Bennett cites a biomass plant by NOVEC as real-world example of how government can inspire utlities to cost-effectively generate electricity from renewable sources.

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The Paris Agreement goes into effect once 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions have sign on then actually joined it. Advocates hope that will happen in 2017.

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Virginia now has a collaborative process to mitigate rising sea levels and other disruptive impacts of climate change: the first-ever Resilient Virginia Conference March 22-23, 2016 in at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

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Roanoke, Virginia Tea Party activists are dominating some discussions about sustainability in a region influenced heavily by coal miners and utilities reliant on coal-fired power plants.

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Marshall’s work deserves to be spotlighted for how it illuminates why skeptics and deniers alike will not be moved to engage in thoughtful exchanges unless those communicating respect certain tenets of what academic and non-profit research are finding.

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The revived Virginia climate commission can make all recommendations it wants. If stakeholders who agree with them don’t persuade their lawmakers to act, don’t expect any substantive progress in protecting Virginia from hurricanes.

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