A group of lawyers in England have signed a “Declaration of Conscience” saying they will refuse to participate in the prosecution of peaceful climate protesters like Just Stop Oil, Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain. The group of about 120 lawyers, who go by the name “Lawyers are Responsible,” will also refuse to represent those participating […]
European solar companies disapprove of local content rules in the European Commission’s proposed Net Zero Industry Act that effectively limit Chinese imports, saying the rules will make the transition to clean energy more difficult. The rules require governments to reduce public funding and consumer subsidies for renewables projects if companies import a particular product from […]
Another train has derailed, this time on the Swinomish Reservation near Anacortes, Washington. The incident, which happened in the early morning hours on Thursday, March 16, has led to a fuel leak estimated by state officials to be around 5,000 gallons. The freight train with BNSF Railway derailed on a berm along Padilla Bay in […]
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.