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Trump Tweets Greta Thunberg Should ‘Chill’ After Teen Activist’s TIME Honor

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WASHINGTON DC (ABC7) — A day after Greta Thunberg was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year , President Donald Trump tweeted that her selection was “ridiculous” and that the 16-year-old climate activist “must work on her Anger Management problem.”

“So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” the president tweeted Thursday morning.

In response, Thunberg apparently trolled the president, changing her Twitter bio to read: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie […]

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WeHo Hits Energy Commission Milestone for Local Efficiency Standards

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC) for local energy ordinances that exceed statewide requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

The City was one of six jurisdictions recognized for ordinances that focus on building decarbonization — the strategic lowering of climate-changing emissions from buildings.

The City of West Hollywood’s Sustainable Roof Measures ordinance was added to the City’s Green Building Program effective January 1, 2020. New buildings and major modifications over 10,000 square feet are required to include either solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, or a vegetative roof, and certain large-scale buildings must install at least one of three high-achieving green building measures.

The City of West Hollywood joins the cities of Menlo Park, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Monica, and the County of Marin in being recognized by the CEC. Since 1978, California has repeatedly updated statewide minimum building energy efficiency standards as required by state law. After each update, many local jurisdictions have taken advantage of unique authority that allows for the adoption of standards exceeding the state minimum.

Historically, such local ordinances have served as a bellwether for statewide standards, providing a place to test market readiness, drive innovation, and bring down the cost of efficient building technologies. 

Adoption of local standards has gained momentum. The introduction of CalGREEN — the state’s standards for green buildings — sparked the adoption and approval of two dozen local ordinances between 2010 and 2011.

This new wave of local standards with a focus on decarbonization is unprecedented in the state’s history, highlighting the ability and willingness of Californians to innovate and tackle global problems at a local level. 

The standards took effect January 1, 2020. Statewide standards focus on four key areas: smart residential photovoltaic systems, updated and cost-effective insulation standards, residential and nonresidential ventilation requirements to ensure healthy indoor air quality, and nonresidential lighting updates to take advantage of the rapid improvement in LED lighting technology.

In 2015, California lawmakers set a goal to achieve a statewide cumulative doubling of energy efficiency savings and demand reductions in electricity and natural gas end uses by January 1, 2030. The action plan findings show that improved financing options and availability, increased program participation, improved code compliance, and increased equipment turnover is necessary for California to meet its energy efficiency goals. 

The California Energy Commission is leading the state to a 100 percent clean energy future. It has seven core responsibilities: developing renewable energy, transforming transportation, increasing energy efficiency, investing in energy innovation, advancing state energy policy, certifying thermal power plants, and preparing for energy emergencies.

For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Green Building Program, please visit weho.org/city.

For more information, please contact Robyn Eason, the City of West Hollywood’s Senior Sustainability Planner, at (323) 848-6558 or reason@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Rips Climate Change Deniers After Antarctica Trip

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'Black-ish' Star Jenifer Lewis Rips Climate Change Deniers After Antarctica Trip

Jenifer Lewis is begging climate change deniers to wake up and smell the smoke from Australia … and believe the scientific facts she observed with her own eyes.

The “Black-ish” star was on “TMZ Live” Tuesday to make a passionate plea to save the planet from the effects of man-made pollution. She told us her recent trip to Antarctica inspired her to start speaking out — and even write a song — about the devastation climate change is causing around the world.

She says she spent 2-and-a-half weeks on a ship off the Antarctic coast and saw massive glaciers melting away, Jenifer told us it not only terrified her but moved the captain of her ship to tears. Jenifer was already planning to sound the alarm when she got back to […]

Jenifer was already planning to sound the alarm when she got back to the U.S., and then the Australian wildfire news exploded around the world. She blames that tragedy on the “stupidity of humans.”

No doubt, President Trump and other world leaders gotta wake up, but Jenifer’s not holding her breath. If they don’t wake up, Jenifer has other solutions.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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AOC Says Climate Crisis Gives Her Anxiety About Having Children

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AOC Says Climate Crisis Causes Her Anxiety About Having Children

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says what’s happening in Australia shows the compounding effects of climate change … and it has young people — including her — stressed about their future … even giving them pause to have children of their own.

We got AOC on Capitol Hill Wednesday night and she touched on Australia’s “horrifying” wildfires, telling us, it’s just the latest example of climate change becoming an all-out crisis before our eyes.

The Congresswoman says we should all be working toward a remedy for the future, but obviously … it’s more important to younger people who will be living in this world longer. As she points out — the stakes are higher the younger you are.

AOC adds people her age are anxious about having children due to looming threat of climate change … and it shouldn’t be like that. She says we have to take immediate steps to make the future safe for our kids.

As for what she thinks President Trump should be doing to help … AOC has some bold ideas, but it doesn’t sound like she believes he’s up for it.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)

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