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The world is shifting on the related problems of climate change and social inequity. From Pope Francis’s encyclical to the International Monetary Fund’s admission that “trickle down” economics have failed to a court decision ordering the Dutch ...
Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama’s plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.The proposal as currently written, known as ...
Transitioning to renewable energy
sources can create more jobs
and positively benefit economies, according to a new report. The paper argues that investment in clean energy
, rather than fossil fuels, will boost job creation.The research, ...
The way inland California lawmakers see it, the only benefit to their constituents from Governor Jerry Brown’s expansion of carbon pollution laws will be cleaner air to breathe as they wait at the unemployment office.Brown and other ...
While the Pope sucks up all the media attention with his climate encyclical today, Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has released a position paper on the environment that deserves more attention, even if he’s not frontrunner ...
During her official launch speech last weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tossed out a big clue about the direction she would take the country’s climate change policy. If elected, she vowed, she would seek to make the ...
When Joseph P. Kennedy II launched Citizens Energy
Corp. in 1979, the United States was mired in a decadelong energy
crisis that seemed to have no end in sight.
Domestic production was down, and gasoline prices were skyrocketing. In an ...
President Obama and other leaders at the G-7 Summit in Germany made headlines last week pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050, the first time leading Western nations have committed to such specific long-term ...
Is it possible for the U.S. to ditch fossil fuels? The answer is yes, according to researchers and engineers from Stanford University and U.C. Berkeley, who have developed a state-by-state plan to convert the country to 100 percent renewable ...
One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs
and stabilize energy
prices involves converting the world's entire energy
infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy
.This is a ...
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a far-reaching array of bills designed to cement the Golden State's reputation as an international leader in the fight against climate change.If enacted, the legislation will trigger a fundamental ...
Despite pledging to take climate action five G7 countries have increased their coal use in the last five years, according to a report. It is estimated that coal plants in the G7 will cost the world $450 billion (£294bn) a year by the end of the ...
The outcome was never in doubt when California’s Democratic-controlled Senate last week took up – and passed – the latest package of environmental bills to come out of California.
Still, lawmakers argued a familiar litany of points for ...
State senators passed legislation Wednesday intended to help California tackle climate change by setting new targets for generating renewable energy
, reducing gasoline use and increasing energy efficiency
The lawmakers also ...
California lawmakers have passed a dozen ambitious environmental and energy
bills setting high goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use, and creating new standards for energy efficiency
.Dubbed the California climate ...
Solar farms are blooming across California’s deserts, wind turbines are climbing the Sierra, photovoltaic roofs are shimmering over suburbs, and Teslas are the Silicon Valley elite’s new ride. A clean energy
rush is transforming the Golden State ...
Germany's clean energy
drive earned it a reputation as a green leader but a domestic row over coal has highlighted the challenge of balancing economic and environmental demands and threatens its ability to lead by example.Angela Merkel, ...
If you could pass legislation that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, return money to Massachusetts residents and businesses, increase the number of jobs
in the state, and accelerate the growth of the commonwealth’s clean energy
sector, why ...
The Millennium Development Goals were all contingent on having access to energy
services. If you want to get more children into school, you need energy
. To guarantee food security and manage water, you need energy
. To combat HIV/AIDS and reduce ...
Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels. Its goal of 100 percent renewable energy
by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming while ...
A YouGov poll published last week found that 40% of voters wanted to hear more about the environment. They also wanted to hear more about education, pensions, foreign affairs and Europe. They have been disappointed.
It is too easy to ...
The UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, has said there was “no space” for new coal developments and stressed the benefits of ambitious renewable energy
targets after a meeting with representatives from seven Australian governments.
Ten Western mountain towns feeling the effects of climate change are launching a campaign that targets the coal industry, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars a year from companies to help communities adapt.
The "Mountain Pact" towns ...
could economically provide China the majority of its energy
by midcentury, according to a new report.
The "China 2050 High Renewable Energy
Penetration Scenario and Roadmap Study" from the China National Renewable Energy
The epic drought in California is beatable and we can save the Colorado River. All of Southern California—including the massive farm fields in Imperial County, the grapes and golf courses in the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs, and every person ...