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heat_dome_discussion_for_action_team.pdf The Engineers for a Sustainable Future asked for an update on the “Heat Dome” situation that has been a world-wide news item for the last couple of weeks. The referenced PDF is our current discussion paper based on many expert references.


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Some pages to help keep track of things to follow:

==== Transportation Electrification Infrastructure Needs Analysis ====

The TEINA study will highlight gaps in electrical vehicle charging infrastructure and propose solutions to help accelerate widespread transportation electrification in Oregon.

http://esf-oregon.org/doku.php?id=tienna_meetingnotes

The Cost of Doing Nothing

This topic comes up regularly since the retort to trying to fix things is to say; “It costs too much.” And the answer must be; “Compared to what?”

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Northwest Decarbonization

In attempting to get Governor Brown's Executive Order to drive things to good conclusions, the main target is Decarbonization , so we will try to keep information on how to think of that here:

http://esf-oregon.org/doku.php?id=northwest_decarbonization

One aspect of decarbonization is electrification of transportation, and a subset of that is the Medium and Heavy-Duty vehicles. Here is some of that:

http://esf-oregon.org/doku.php?id=report_on_dec_7_medium-_and_heavy-duty_zev_mou

Here are some thoughts, I (Ed Averill), put into a slide show:

Deep Decarbonization for Oregon--Ed Averill--2021-01-29

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Report On Grid Planning to Oregon Global Warming Commission 1/29/2021

Introduced by Catherine McDonald, Chair of Oregon Global Warming Commission

Adam Schultz has been at ODOE for 4+ years; was Program Manager at UC Davis Energy Institute for 4 years after; being a Public Utilities Regulatory Analys for the California Public Utilities Commission for 2 years; after being a Law Fellow for Ron Wyden.

Sarah Edmonds position is at PGE. She held a similar position at PacifiCorp 3 years ago. She is a lawyer, graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003

Shelly-Ann Maye, who is at the PUC, now, was an Energy Consultant after being a Wind Energy Transmission Regulatory Manager at Wind Energy Transmission Texas, LLC, and was Transmission & Regulatory Affairs Manager for Berkshire Hathaway Energy before that; and Analyst for NSTAR in Massachusetts


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With 10-Point Declaration, Global Coalition of Top Energy Experts Says: '100% Renewables Is Possible'

“The solutions will not only save consumers money, but also create jobs and provide energy and more international security, while substantially reducing air pollution and climate damage from energy.”

See also: Newsletter announcement


James Edward Hansen '@DrJamesEHansen' Jan 25 Draft of Chapter 46 is available for fact checking at Sophie’s Planet #35–

https://mailchi.mp/caa/sophies-planet-35-chapter-46-equal-protection-of-the-laws?e=[UNIQID]https://tracking.offshorewind.biz/2021/02/03/orsteds-operational-wind-farms-give-14-boost-to-2020-earnings/?utm_source=offshorewind&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter_2021-02-04&cctw=AQAAABAgoAhAuYGbg92BnjhTwCo Have we made clear to the Judiciary the threat that climate change poses to young people and the unborn? Whose fault is it?


 Ørsted’s Operational Wind Farms Give 14% Boost to 2020 Earnings

Ørsted’s Operational Wind Farms Give 14% Boost to 2020 Earnings The operating profit (EBITDA) amounted to DKK 18.1 billion, a 4 % increase compared to last year and above the company’s most recent guidance of DKK 16-17 billion


“It is a hope that implores us at an uncompromising core to keep rising up for an Earth more than worth fighting for.” http://climaterealityproject.org

24 Hours of Reality: “Earthrise” by Amanda Gorman – Dec 4, 2018


For reference, her poem for Joe Biden's Inauguration:


We are in a start-up phase of bringing Governor Kate Brown's Executive Order on Climate to life. A long list of agencies, each trying to fit this into their perception of what their jobs were. Some goes really well. Some doesn't. Lots to think about. See also study_of_kate_browns_executive_order_on_climate

Making sense out of transportation as a climate issue, and as a justice issue, and as a sustainability issue is hard, and needs deep thinking before spending money on the wrong direction.

ADVANCING EQUITY IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

ADVANCING EQUITY IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS -- SARA WRIGHT -- OCTOBER 5, 2020


Court Agrees: Logging Giant Can’t Bully Advocates Again -- Lauren Regan -- January 26th, 2021





Solar Powered Boat sails around the world.


Michael Mann: We Are Even Closer To Climate Disaster Than IPCC Predicts



Human Impacts Inst 2/3/2021

Enjoy this beautiful poem written and performed by GiGi Buddie. What stories of frontline climate leadership need to be heard and amplified? Nominate an Indigenous climate leader today for our Climate Crossroads series at

nomination link


Next generation may never see the glory of coral reefs

Next generation may never see the glory of coral reefs


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Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline |

A federal judge blocked the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline Thursday, saying the Trump administration’s justification for approving it last year was incomplete.

In a major victory for environmentalists and indigenous rights groups, Judge Brian Morris of the District Court for the District of Montana overturned President Trump’s permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, which the president signed shortly after taking office last year.


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