U.S. DOI has sought to preserve the resources of this historically and culturally valuable area by withdrawing the public lands and federal mineral estate surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new oil and gas leasing.
The U.S. and Canada have announced the Binational Electric Vehicle (EV) Corridor, a network of charging stations, including DC fast-chargers, from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Quebec City, Quebec to help travelers going between the two countries. The corridor will feature charging stations about every 50 miles (80 kilometers), according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The […]
Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new electrolyte for lithium-ion batteries. The safer electrolyte can work just as well in sub-zero temperatures as it does around room temperature, or 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Lithium-ion batteries have a liquid electrolyte, which is important for carrying ions through the […]
A new report, led by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), links 88 top fossil fuel and cement companies and their carbon emissions to at least one-third of the total area burned by wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada since 1986. The study found about 19.8 million acres of burned forests in the western […]
By Audrey Leonard, Staff Attorney, Columbia Riverkeeper For more than 20 years, Columbia Riverkeeper has fought dirty fossil fuel infrastructure — and won. Together with firefighters, fishers, foresters, farmers, health professionals, educators, union leaders, and tribes, we stopped more than a dozen proposed fossil fuel facilities, ranging from coal exports to LNG terminals. Because of […]
The tech giant Microsoft has agreed to buy electricity from startup Helion Energy, which is aiming to make at least 50 megawatts of electricity from nuclear fusion by 2029. No one anywhere in the world has produced electricity from fusion yet, an energy source that powers the sun and stars and a potentially limitless source of clean power.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a wide-ranging new proposal for limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal– and gas-fired power plants. If finalized, the new rule will be the first time the federal government has restricted carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, which generate about a quarter of the country’s emissions. […]
Major Italian oil company Eni is facing the country’s first climate lawsuit, brought by twelve Italian citizens, Greenpeace Italy and Italian advocacy group ReCommon. The plaintiffs claim the energy company with headquarters in Rome knowingly contributed to climate change by using “lobbying and greenwashing” to push for more fossil fuels despite having known the risks […]
Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) in the UK have found that customers are having to wait as long as 15 years for solar installations. According to the EAC, the long wait times are due to a lack of sufficient investment in grid infrastructure like cables and transformers, deficient management of […]