Energy

Wealthiest 10% Responsible for Nearly 50% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Wealthiest 10% Responsible for Nearly 50% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

A new study has highlighted the inequality underriding the climate crisis.  The paper, published in Nature Sustainability Thursday, looked at the difference in per-capita emissions across the global economic spectrum between 1990 and 2019. During this time, the top one percent of emitters were responsible for nearly a quarter of all emissions contributing to the […]

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    Manchin’s ‘Dirty Side-Deal’ Is Dead, For Now

    Manchin’s ‘Dirty Side-Deal’ Is Dead, For Now

    The so-called Manchin side deal that would have fast-tracked energy projects including the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline has been defeated, for now.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had added the permitting reform language to a funding bill that Congress must pass by Friday to prevent a government shutdown, The New York Times explained. Schumer’s […]

    Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

    Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

    Budget airline easyJet unveiled its roadmap to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and it’s perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t include: carbon offsetting.  In its Monday announcement, the airline said it was ending its offsetting program for flights booked beginning in January, 2023 and focusing its investments instead on Sustainable Aviation Fuel […]

    3 Things Your Solar Panel Company Won’t Tell You 

    3 Things Your Solar Panel Company Won’t Tell You 

    As residential solar increases in popularity, so does the prevalence of inexperienced solar companies.  When solar companies cut corners, you suffer. Poor customer service, misleading warranties or uneducated salespeople can quickly turn your solar installation process sour.  While there are plenty of reputable solar companies out there, staying informed can help you avoid scams and […]

    Community Solar Vs. Solar Co-Ops: Which Is Right For You?

    Community Solar Vs. Solar Co-Ops: Which Is Right For You?

    In a recent study from EcoWatch of 1,000 U.S. homeowners, 60% of respondents agreed that solar panels are too expensive. The cost was also the number one reason homeowners decided not to install solar panels. While many homeowners agree that the potential long-term energy savings are worth the investment in solar, there’s no denying that […]

    U.S. Bitcoin Mining Pollutes as Much as 6 Million Cars Annually, Report Finds

    U.S. Bitcoin Mining Pollutes as Much as 6 Million Cars Annually, Report Finds

    The U.S. bitcoin industry produces as much climate pollution every year as 6 million internal combustion cars and three times more than the country’s biggest coal plant, concludes a new report from multiple environmental groups. The global share of energy-intensive bitcoin “mining” in the U.S. has increased by more than an order of magnitude since […]

    ‘Polluters Must Pay’: UN Chief Calls for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits to Address Climate and Cost-of-Living Crises

    ‘Polluters Must Pay’: UN Chief Calls for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits to Address Climate and Cost-of-Living Crises

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a bold proposal during his opening remarks to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday: tax fossil fuel companies to help those suffering from the climate and cost-of-living crises.  Guterres’ proposal, also known as a windfall tax, comes at the close of a summer that saw extreme weather events worldwide and […]