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In the 01/03/2019 edition:

Apply for ICN’s Environmental Reporting Workshop for Midwest Journalists. It’s Free!

InsideClimate News’ second regional journalism workshop will be held in Nashville in March 2019. The focus will be clean energy. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

Are you a Midwest journalist or have one on staff who would benefit from training to produce more in-depth clean energy, environmental and climate stories for your news outlet?

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New Congress Members See Climate Solutions and Jobs in a Green New Deal

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Sunrise Movement and other outspoken supporters want to avoid what they see as a fatal misstep of past climate efforts: setting the bar too low.

The idea that climate action must be bound up in the drive for economic justice is at least as old as the pledges nations made at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. But young U.S. activists have supercharged that concept in the campaign for a Green New Deal, hoping to blow past political barriers that have thwarted more timid proposals of the past.

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A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest, with Utilities in the Vanguard

Xcel is leading the pack, with a pledge to go 100% zero carbon by 2050. Other major electricity providers are trading coal for wind and solar sooner than planned.

Even with all the evidence that renewable energy has become less expensive than fossil fuels, it doesn't seem real until utilities start to stake their futures on it.

For some Midwestern utilities, 2018 is the year that happened.

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