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Trump's COVID Denial Mirrors Romney’s Climate Denial in 2012, Hurting Election Bid

DeSmogBlog

Back in 2012, climate science denial created an “October Surprise” moment for the presidential election and a turning point against the presidential prospects of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Read time: 7 mins Originally published by The Real News Network.

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Premature Nuclear Reactor Retirements Could Effect Nuclear Waste Disposal

Jim Conca

Since 2012, 12 commercial reactors have shut down in the U.S., with 27 more planned by 2026, a loss of at least 37,000 MW of capacity and about 5 trillion kWhs from their expected life. The effects may be profound, from a loss of $8 billion in NWFund revenues to the orphaning of their nuclear waste.

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Rooftop solar generation meets 1.5% of US electricity demand in 2022

PV Tech

Small-scale solar generation grew rapidly from 5,959GWh in 2012 to 61,281GWh in 2022, driven by the rapid uptake of installations on homes.

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Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system

GreenBiz

With a background in social work, Hare-RedCorn was brought on to the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project in 2012 as a seed-keeper, to carry the conversation forward with youth and families. But they’re also… spirituality," says Electa Hare-RedCorn, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a Yankton descendant.

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Study: $36bn invested in carbon credit projects between 2012 and 2022

Business Green

Investment in carbon credit projects has soared in recent years, according to industry-backed research

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BSI updates events sustainability standards

Business Green

National standards body revises framework that was initially released for London 2012 Olympics to sharpen focus on climate actions, supply chain risks, and social impacts

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Confidence is evaporating: How fossil fuel share offerings plummet $123bn since 2012

Business Green

Fossil fuel issuance fell by 85 per cent from $70bn to just $10bn between 2012 and 2020, the Carbon Tracker report said, while renewables raised a record $11bn from public equity offerings in 2020 alone.