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BLANTON: MISSISSIPPI POWER GAVE SUPREME COURT NO LEGAL BASIS TO REVERSE REFUND

BY PAUL HAMPTON/SUN HERALD
Hattiesburg oilman Tom Blanton on Thursday filed his latest response in a long-running battle with Mississippi Power over its 2013 rate increase. "There is no legal or factual basis for the Court to reverse its position and rule in Mississippi Power Company's favor," the response begins. "The majority and concurring opinions issued by the Court on February 12, 2015, are cogent, tightly considered opinions."

NEW YORK JUST SHOWED EVERY OTHER STATE HOW TO DO SOLAR RIGHT

"This is as exciting as the Public Service Commission gets." NRDC attorney Raya Salter
— From Mother Jones, Article by Tim McDonnell
New York wants to get serious about solar power. The state has a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, and it's already among the nation's solar leaders. New York ranks ninth overall for total installed solar, and in 2013 alone it added enough to power more than 10,000 homes.

ROOFTOP SOLAR IS A BARGAIN: LOUIE MILLER

BY LOUIE MILLER
Your neighborhood: It’s where your kids play, where your friends and family live. It’s home.
And now your home could provide security in a whole new way — by helping keep the lights on. If Mississippi moves forward with a comprehensive rooftop solar program, our neighborhoods could power our homes, boost our economy and protect the wild places that make our state great.

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CONSERVATIVE GROUPS BATTLE OVER SOLAR IN FLORIDA

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST
WASHINGTON -- A Florida effort to expand access to solar power has become a face-off between two factions of the conservative movement. The group Conservatives for Energy Freedom is blasting Americans for Prosperity for what it called a "campaign of deception" against a ballot initiative that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to install rooftop solar energy.

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Climate Change Demands Marshall Plan Levels of Response

FROM THE GUARDIAN/UK
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane.

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NAOMI KLEIN: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

NAOMI KLEIN

Author Naomi Klein has become the best-known voice of an idea that few mainstream green groups dare to embrace: that the only way to stop climate change is to overhaul the "savagely unjust" free market engine that drives it. In her latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Simon and Schuster, 2014), Klein argues with passion and scholastic rigor that "our economic system and our planetary system are now at war."
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ROOFTOP SOLAR BENEFITS EVERYONE

THE ALLIANCE FOR SOLAR CHOICE (TASC) leads the rooftop solar advocacy across the country. Founded by the largest rooftop companies in the nation, TASC represents the vast majority of the market. Its members include: Demeter Power, SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sunrun, and Verengo. Watch this short graphic video.

WHY WE CAN'T BE SILENT, PART 2: FROM SIERRA CLUB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL BRUNE

Riding alone on the D.C. Metro Silver Line late last Thursday night, I shut my laptop in disgust. I had just left my sister's house in northern Virginia. And now, reading some comments on a Facebook post had wiped out much of the good feeling of reconnecting with family. The Sierra Club's expression of solidarity for organizations protesting the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and other victims of injustice provoked many reactions, some of which were racist, vicious, and crude.

FROM SIERRA CLUB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL BRUNE: WHY WE CAN'T BE SILENT

December 06, 2014
During the past week, the Sierra Club has spoken out about Michael Brown in Ferguson, Eric Garner in New York City, and President Obama's executive action on immigration. Some have told us that they consider these to be "non-environmental" issues. Here are some quick thoughts on why these issues are so important to address. I'll share more later this week.

SIERRA CLUB'S MILLER, WIYGUL HONORED BY GULF COAST NAACP AT FREEDOM FUND BANQUET

NOVEMBER 23RD, 2014 GULFPORT MS
Last Sunday night, at Gulfport's Hard Rock Cafe, two groups that are not normally linked together in people's minds came together to celebrate their alliance: the Gulf Coast NAACP and the MISSISSIPPI SIERRA CLUB. And on a night when the NAACP honored two of the Sierra Club's members with Distinguished Justice Service Awards, the focus seemed to be as much on the work they will do together in the future as it was on past accomplishments.

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