energy

 Activists Work to Stop East Bay Coal Exports // East Bay Express 

"A coalition of environmentalists and city leaders is attempting to block a planned coal-exporting facility in Oakland and the export of coal through a terminal in Richmond.

 

  

  

Laura Flynn

You might have heard about CleanPowerSF in the news recently. KCBS reports that, “for nine years, the city has been trying to come up with a renewable energy program where people can buy their power from a provider other than PG&E.”

On today's Your Call, we'll talk to physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins about his plan to get the US off oil and coal by 2050.  While President Obama talks about an “all of the above” energy strategy, Lovins says we can end our dependence on oil and coal without passing legislation in Washington.  We'll talk to Amory Lovins about his plan and find out what it would mean for you.  Can technology and market-based solutions get us off the dirtiest fossil fuels?  It’s Your Call, Matt Martin, and you.

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Restoring John Muir's Hetch Hetchy: Is It Worth It?

Aug 8, 2012

It’s been nearly 100 years since Congress authorized the City of San Francisco to build the O’Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite National Park. This is the dam that turned Hetch Hetchy Valley into Hetch Hetchy reservoir, providing water and electricity to San Francisco and surrounding cities. John Muir and a emerging Sierra Club fought against this project proposal for nearly 12 years before Congress passed the Raker Act in 1913, giving San Francisco the authority to build the dam, power generators, and delivery system to the Bay Area.

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Steve Coll, Pulitzer prize winning reporter and author of Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power. Last year, Exxon Mobil reported revenues of $452B, outpacing most countries around the world. How has this oil giant built its empire? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What is Exxon’s relationship with states around the world and the US government? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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