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NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]

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    Low-Carbon Concrete: Is the Future Now?

    Low-Carbon Concrete: Is the Future Now?

    Concrete is the second most widely used material on Earth, behind only water. But concrete has also historically been detrimental to our environment. According to a study published in 2019, the combination of the calcination during the making of concrete, which in many locations uses coal or natural gas as the primary heat source, as […]

    94% of Forest-Based Carbon Offsets Certified By Leading Global Provider Are ‘Phantom Credits,’ Major Investigation Finds

    94% of Forest-Based Carbon Offsets Certified By Leading Global Provider Are ‘Phantom Credits,’ Major Investigation Finds

    A new investigation from The Guardian, Die Zeit and SourceMaterial leads heavily towards the latter conclusion. The report, published Wednesday, found that more than 90 percent of the rainforest offset credits offered by top carbon standard Verra are actually what The Guardian called “phandom credits” that don’t actually remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

    Young Climate Activists at Davos Want Fossil Fuel Execs to ‘Cease and Desist’ New Oil, Gas or Coal Extraction

    Young Climate Activists at Davos Want Fossil Fuel Execs to ‘Cease and Desist’ New Oil, Gas or Coal Extraction

    An international quartet of prominent young climate activists attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week with a letter calling on fossil fuel CEOS to “cease and desist” any new oil, gas or coal developments.  The letter was penned by Greta Thunberg of Sweden, Helena Gualinga of Ecuador, Vanessa Nakate of Uganda and […]

    Fossil Fuel Interests Spent Millions on Social Media to Push Climate Denial, Misinformation Around COP27

    Fossil Fuel Interests Spent Millions on Social Media to Push Climate Denial, Misinformation Around COP27

    Climate denial, “delayism,” and pro-fossil fuels messages are making a “stark comeback” across social media platforms, according to a report released Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. The report’s findings reveal “negligence from Big Tech companies who not only continue to monetize and enable, but in some cases actively recommend, such content to users,” its […]

    China Broke Records for New Solar Added in 2022

    China Broke Records for New Solar Added in 2022

    China broke records for coal output in 2022, but there’s other energy news from the world’s No. 1 emitting nation that’s a little brighter from a climate perspective.  It also broke records for new solar capacity added last year, according to figures from the National Energy Administration (NEA) published on Wednesday, installing a total of […]