Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

It's 7 degrees in Saint Paul today. Here's the news—

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‘Energy’ Is Its Name. But What Can the DOE Actually Do on Climate?

Brad Plumer, New York Times (Tweet)

President Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Energy would control powerful levers to promote clean-energy technologies, though that’s not the agency’s only job. Still, here are five possible steps.

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Climate-Fueled Disasters Killed 475,000 People over 20 Years

Daniel Cusick, E&E News, Scientific American (Tweet)

Puerto Rico was identified as suffering the greatest climate impacts over that time period.

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John Kerry: U.S.-China climate cooperation is a "critical standalone issue"

Zachary Basu, Axios (Tweet)

President Biden's special climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. must deal with China on climate change as a "critical standalone issue," but stressed that confronting Beijing's human rights and trade abuses "will never be traded."

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Energy Nominee Jennifer Granholm Stresses Climate Action And Jobs

Jeff Brady, NPR (Tweet)

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm says "good paying jobs" can help zero out U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  But some Republicans are skeptical they can help fossil fuel workers.

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How to stop your house’s expensive drafts — and save the planet

Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Weatherization can cut carbon, reduce your energy bills and make your home more comfortable -- and you might even be able to get the government to help pay for it.

Newsletter by Eric McDaniel.