The moderate middle is a myth. There’s a grand divide between those who are comfortable with wealth and its influence on politics and those who are not. Those who oppose the influence of wealth on politics are much closer to both public opinion and the American historical mainstream.

By ADAM JENTLESON GQ, 2019 and 2020 Believers in the Hidden Moderates Theory also point to a few polls showing a plurality or narrow majority of Democrats identifying as moderate (while ignoring those that point in the opposite direction). But self-identification does not track with policy preferences. In a recent study headlined, “The Moderate Middle is a Myth,” political scientist Lee Drutman found that “many …

Battle Born Collective – Sunrise Movement – GND

The Sunrise Movement, a group of young climate activists who has roiled Democratic politics, is best known for policies that had little chance of becoming, well, national policy. The Green New Deal, an expansive suite of climate and economic policies championed by the group, was crafted during the Trump administration — a kind of climate change platform for a political …

Grid Alternatives in CO

GRID Alternatives Colorado installs rooftop, community, and multifamily solar electric systems for income qualified households and affordable housing providers throughout the state, providing families with needed savings and training Colorado workers for jobs in the growing solar industry. Learn more about our innovative community solar program.  Installation Basics Training Get the training you need to become a solar installer! Installation Basics …

Solar irrigation pumps: Transforming to smart irrigation and improving agriculture

March 2021 – PVMag – A project of ‘cluster based commercial solar powered irrigation pumps’ of Bengal Solar with the financial support of IDCOL (https://idcol.org/) received enormous appreciations internationally as a successful business model. This article describes the details of this project https://www.pv-magazine.com/press-releases/solar-irrigation-pumps-transforming-to-smart-irrigation-and-improving-agriculture-in-bangladesh/ Following Bangladesh’s great achievement in expanding over 4.5 million of solar home systems to provide electricity in …

Toward Equitable Electric Mobility (TEEM) in California, Colorado, NC, VA, and Illinois

21-group initiative known as Toward Equitable Electric Mobility (TEEM) said they would develop model policies this year for four states — Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina and Virginia — that would hasten the wider use of electric and low-carbon transportation. Today, one of the initiative’s leaders is releasing a “playbook” with lessons learned from California, one of the few states funding …

“Body burden” of people living near fracking

March 2021 people living near gas wells and other fracking infrastructure bear a “body burden” from fracking in the form of industrial pollutants such as benzene, ethylbenzene, styrene and toluene that were detected in their bodies at elevated levels. Families living closer to fracking wells also had higher levels of chemicals, such as 1,2,3-trimethylbenzene, 2-heptanone and naphthalene, than families living …

Low effort, huge reward: readers recommend 10 very easy, supremely tasty recipes

A delicious, hearty meal needn’t take much time to make. Here are some startlingly quick options for big taste sensations – from midnight spaghetti to fried green plantain. Guardian readers Fri 26 Mar 2021 746 ‘Midnight spaghetti’ Any meal we eat after 10pm is frantic and addled. I often want something salty, spicy and flavorsome, preferably in a bowl, so …

One billion machines

Saul Griffith, Laura and more at Rewiring America, March 2021 So far we’ve modeled not only how many jobs electrification would create (25 million in the near term, and 10 million long term), but how much each household could save per year ($1,000 – $2,500) on energy bills. Now we’ve dug in to just how many machines we’d need to …

People’s Charter

The People’s Charter is a roadmap out of our current state of crisis, and to an America that works for the many, not the privileged and powerful few. Americans are coming together to care for each other like never before — but our government isn’t caring for us. It doesn’t even seem to care about us.  Three events have rocked …