Siting report finds Maryland can meet state solar goals with available brownfields and roof space

By Kelsey Misbrener | October 20, 2020 The Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) released a new report: “Optimal Solar Siting for Maryland: A Pilot for Baltimore County and City.” Using geospatial analysis, the report identifies optimal solar sites and answers the key question: Are enough optimal sites available to meet Maryland’s renewable energy goals for solar energy? The analysis results showed Baltimore County …

Obama’s Lost Army: He built a grassroots machine of two million supporters eager to fight for change. Then he let it die. This is the untold story of Obama’s biggest mistake—and how it paved the way for Trump.

Micah L. Sifry February 9, 2017 TNR MATT MALLAMS/AURORA On July 20, 2008, Mitch Kapor, the creator of Lotus 1-2-3 and a longtime denizen of Silicon Valley’s intellectual elite, dialed in to a conference call hosted by Christopher Edley Jr., a senior policy adviser to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Joining them on the line were some of the world’s top …

65 million people have filed for unemployment assisstance since March. A Universal Basic Income would result in economic growth

Oct 2020. Excerpt from https://www.laprogressive.com/ubi-would-result-in-economic-growth/ The top 1 percent of Americans hold 40 percent of the wealth, and the poorest 90 percent have less than one-quarter. We’ve had about four decades of near-zero wage growth, and of declining labor unions and worker bargaining power. Even before the pandemic, 40 percent of Americans lacked $400 to cover an emergency expense, while one-quarter had to forego …

2020 appointees to the Colorado AQCC

https://www.cpr.org/2020/08/18/colorado-air-quality-control-commission-climate-change-policy/ Over the next few months, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is scheduled to consider plans to meet ambitious goals to reduce Colorado’s contribution to climate change.  Only now the citizen panel will be missing some of its most vocal advocates for reducing emissions and improving air quality.  Last Friday evening, Gov. Jared Polis announced he had decided not to …