Quick Key Facts What Are Fossil Fuels? Fossil fuels are fuels that literally come from fossils. Tens of millions of years ago, plants took energy from the sun and used it to turn carbon dioxide and water into carbon and hydrogen via photosynthesis. Animals ate those plants and stored the same elements in their bodies. […]
German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced the details of a new electric car concept — dubbed the ID. 2all — that will sell for less than $26,534. The car company is aiming for 80 percent of its passenger vehicle sales in Europe to come from electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030, reported Reuters. “We are implementing […]
Some opponents to solar farms have argued that they will have a major, negative impact on local property values. A new study, and the largest of its kind, sought out to analyze the true impact that solar farms could have on property values. The researchers found that homes within a 0.5-mile radius of utility-scale farms […]
From finding nearby water bottle refill stations, to calculating your carbon footprint, to connecting with surplus food headed for the landfill, these apps help you live more sustainably. Tap Have you ever spent the better part of an outing wandering around, looking for somewhere to fill up your reusable water bottle? Or spent money on […]
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is generating questions about the viability of the clean energy companies it financed, as the bank had long been a favorite of renewable startups because of its understanding of the clean tech marketplace and clean tech-focused financing tools.
In response to the Biden administration’s approval of the controversial Willow oil project in Alaska’s Western Arctic on March 13, today nonprofit public interest organization Earthjustice filed a lawsuit on behalf of conservation groups the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, […]
American homes in flood zones are overvalued by hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study published on Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Low-income homeowners in states controlled by Republicans are especially at risk of seeing their home values deflate as global warming accelerates.
President Joe Biden has announced new plans to limit onshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska and ban drilling in the Arctic Ocean, even as his administration approved the massive Willow oil project, which was vehemently opposed by climate activists and many members of Alaska’s Indigenous communities. The new plans, announced Sunday night, will prevent […]
One of the greatest environmental challenges of the renewable energy transition is ensuring that the new energy-generating devices themselves — from solar panels to wind turbines to lithium batteries — are made and disposed of sustainably. That’s why it’s promising that recycled turbine blades are catching wind. Major turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced Thursday that […]