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    More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP27

    More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP27

    At last year’s COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, there were more representatives from the fossil fuel industry, at more than 500, than from any individual country.  At this year’s climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, that number has increased by more than 25 percent. An analysis from Corporate Accountability, Corporate Europe Observatory and Global […]

    France to Require Solar Panels for Large Car Parks

    France to Require Solar Panels for Large Car Parks

    A new law approved by the Senate in France will require car parks that can accommodate 80 or more vehicles to have solar panels. The legislation is part of President Emmanuel Macron’s focus on accelerating the transition to renewable energy in the country. According to the law, car parks with 80 to 400 spaces for […]

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years.  The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]

    New Gas Infrastructure Is Catastrophic for Climate, Scientists Warn

    New Gas Infrastructure Is Catastrophic for Climate, Scientists Warn

    Global policies and action put the planet on track for temperatures to rise 2.4°C above pre-industrial levels, with the scramble to build new gas infrastructure in the wake of Russia’s war and atrocities in Ukraine exacerbating the crisis, a newly-updated report from Climate Action Tracker warns. “If this were only about replacing the Russian gas, we […]

    California Votes Against Tax on Wealthy to Fund EV Incentives

    California Votes Against Tax on Wealthy to Fund EV Incentives

    Proposition 30 in California has been voted against in the midterm elections. The measure would have enacted a 1.75% tax on those making over $2 million, with the funding going toward climate programs, including subsidization for zero-emissions vehicles and funds for wildfire prevention. The measure was not supported by re-elected Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, who […]