By Jon Queally A new analysis released Monday details why nations across Africa would be wise to set their sights on massive investments in renewable solar energy and avoid the pitfalls of the so-called “Dash for Gas” paradigm that would staddle economies with stranded assets, waste billions in costly fossil fuel infrastructure, and increase financial […]
The 2022 Global Carbon Budget report is out, and it shows that nations are still emitting beyond their means. The report, which was released Friday amidst the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, found that there is now a 50 percent chance that we will burn past the 1.5 degree Celsius temperature goal […]
Eight coal mining projects located in the floodplains and catchments of the Great Barrier Reef have been considered exempt from providing environmental impact reports by the Queensland government, and six of the projects have already earned state approval. Environmental groups are lobbying for an end to these exemptions.
President Biden, speaking at COP27 Friday, will announce additional efforts to crack down on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. The new rule, supplementing leak detection and monitoring requirements unveiled at COP26, covers wells emitting less than 3 tons of methane per year and requires drillers to address third-party leak reports. Multiple studies have […]
When it comes to control of the House and the Senate, the outcome of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections is still unclear. Yet the election sent many positive signals about the importance of climate action for U.S. voters. A historic environmental bond passed in New York, Senators and House members won races campaigning on their […]
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 […]
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 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 […]