The nation has reached a new milestone with 100 gigawatts of installed wind energy capacity, with more than half of that installed in just the past seven years, according to the Department of Energy. The nation has reached a new milestone with 100 gigawatts of installed wind energy capacity, with more than half of that installed in just the past seven years, according to the Department of Energy. Photo: Spencer Platt, Staff / Getty Images Photo: Spencer Platt, Staff / Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The nation has reached a new milestone with 100 gigawatts of installed wind energy capacity, with more than half of that installed in just the past seven years, according to the Department of Energy. The nation has reached a new milestone with 100 gigawatts of installed … [Read more...] about US wind capacity hits 100 gigawatts; Texas is No. 1 wind state
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In a historic act of civil disobedience, San Francisco defied state law and issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday, a move expected to ignite a constitutional showdown as early as today. A lesbian couple who have been together five decades were the first to marry, followed by 89 other couples who said their vows in City Hall ceremonies. The cheers and yelps echoed throughout the building all day, as gays and lesbians who had expected to be refused wedding licenses during a planned National Freedom to Marry protest were instead married under the ornate City Hall rotunda. Several couples rushed to get married during their lunch hours after word spread that they could. "A barrier to true justice has been removed," said Mayor Gavin Newsom, who argues that state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman amounts to unconstitutional discrimination against gays and lesbians. Newsom had announced just three days ago that he wanted the city to explore ways to let … [Read more...] about S.F. defies law, marries gays / LEGAL BATTLE LOOMS: City Hall ceremonies spur constitutional showdown, injunction threat
As the host of several popular HGTV shows, including Curb Appeal, Designed to Sell and Elbow Room, Chip Wade has seen the development of every type of home product imaginable. That's why when Chip managed a total makeover of his own 2,400 sq. ft. lake house, crowned "Misty Mill" on Lake Sinclair in central Georgia, he wanted the best, top of the line materials for his family. He also plans to use the scenic retreat as an Idea House for media and content, with the theme "Come, Enjoy, Leave Inspired." Wade and wife Pauli of Wade Works Creative, are design professionals and lifestyle experts who love sharing their inspiring ideas with DIYers, pros and homeowners. "All the content for this show house will be about the best in innovative products and installations. I have personally selected the products I feel will be the best representation of this theme," said Wade. The premise of Misty Mill is to spend time outdoors taking in views of the lake, without any worries of upkeep or … [Read more...] about HGTV Host Chip Wade Reimagines Cabin on Lake Sinclair
SACRAMENTO — A movement to abolish prisons run by private companies has grown over the past decade from a fringe position to a rallying cry for liberal presidential candidates — and now, California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Activists argue that corporations motivated by profit have a perverse incentive to support policies leading to more prison time for more people and to skimp on the services they provide to inmates. Newsom joined those critics last year when he declared on hiscampaign website that for-profit prisons “contribute to over-incarceration.” In his January inaugural address, he promised to “end the outrage that is private prisons in the state of California once and for all.” Unlike his pledges to build more housing or establish a single-payer health care system, Newsom has the direct authority to make this campaign goal a reality — by moving about 3,700 inmates out of four private prisons in California and one in Arizona. But to fulfill … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom promised to empty California’s private prisons. Can he do it?
WASHINGTON - Q: “Voice of America reaches all over the world, including directly into Venezuela and the surrounding countries. A lot of chaos going on there. What’s the message that you want to get to the people of Venezuela. What do they need to know about American policy?”National Security Advisor John Bolton: “Well that we are entirely behind their justifiable desire to be able to control their own government to get rid of this authoritarian military regime that’s basically ruined the economy of the country over the last twenty years. The nations of the Western Hemisphere are almost unanimously behind their desire to see a peaceful transfer of power. Fifty six governments have recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim president, that’s the first time that there’s ever been that kind of rejection of the Maduro regime. So times are hard in Venezuela now, that’s because of twenty years of mismanagement of the economy. But … [Read more...] about VOA Interview: John Bolton’s Take on World’s Hotspots