Climate

Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

Nearly 25 years ago, oil major Shell predicted in an internal 1998 report that a class-action lawsuit would be brought against fossil fuel companies following “a series of violent storms.” That prediction is finally coming true: A group of Puerto Rican communities, which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, are suing Shell and other fossil fuel […]

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    Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

    Cooling India Could Be a $1.6 Trillion Investment Opportunity

    A new report by the World Bank has found that as climate change continues to cause India’s temperatures to rise, there is the possibility of a $1.6 trillion investment opportunity in progressive green energy technologies by 2040. Alternative cooling technologies could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions considerably, as well as create almost 3.7 million jobs, […]

    4 Chinese Solar Companies Evaded U.S. Tariffs, Investigation Finds

    4 Chinese Solar Companies Evaded U.S. Tariffs, Investigation Finds

    A federal investigation has preliminarily determined four major Chinese solar-cell manufacturers circumvented U.S. tariffs by rerouting portions of their operation through Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, The Wall Street Journal reports. Solar panels from those countries account for about 80% of U.S. imports. The Commerce Department investigation, initiated in March, caused industry disruption; the Biden […]

    3 UK Universities Ban Fossil Fuel Companies From Recruiting on Campus

    3 UK Universities Ban Fossil Fuel Companies From Recruiting on Campus

    Three more UK universities have answered the call to ban fossil fuel companies from recruiting on campus.  Following the launch of a student-led campaign, the University of Bedfordshire, University of the Arts London and Wrexham Glyndwr University all said that their career services would end all relationships with recruiters from the oil, gas and mining […]

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    The Biden administration has opened up applications for public schools to access $80 million in grants for funding energy improvements. The Renew America’s Schools grant program will service high-need K-12 school districts. The funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the open applications on November 29. […]

    Airbus CEO Says Zero-Carbon Flights Could be Delayed by Lack of Hydrogen Supply

    Airbus CEO Says Zero-Carbon Flights Could be Delayed by Lack of Hydrogen Supply

    The CEO of the world’s biggest plane manufacturer warned that low-carbon flights could be delayed.  Airbus had previously promised to build the world’s first zero-emission airplane by 2035, but its chief executive Guillaume Faury said this new aircraft would have difficulty getting off the ground if hydrogen fuel was not developed quickly enough. “Availability or […]

    UK Government Backs First Nuclear Plant in 35 Years

    UK Government Backs First Nuclear Plant in 35 Years

    As it works to reduce its contribution to the climate crisis and ensure energy independence, the UK will move forward with a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England–the first government-backed nuclear installation in 35 years. The UK government’s support for the plant was first announced during the chancellor’s autumn statement earlier this month and […]