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    NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

    NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]

    Clean Energy Investments in 2022 Matched Fossil Fuel Investments for First Time Ever

    Clean Energy Investments in 2022 Matched Fossil Fuel Investments for First Time Ever

    Clean energy investments hit $1.1 trillion in 2022, roughly matching fossil fuels investment for the first time ever, according to a BloombergNEF analysis released Thursday. Clean energy investments, which include investments in nuclear, biofuels, hydrogen, and energy storage technologies, jumped 31% over 2021 levels to top $1 trillion for the first time. More From EcoWatch How […]

    Is Tree Pollen More Allergic in Polluted Areas?

    Is Tree Pollen More Allergic in Polluted Areas?

    If you live in a polluted neighborhood, allergy season could be worse for you. A new study published in PLOS ONE Wednesday found that silver birch trees growing in more polluted areas of Poland had higher levels of the allergen Bet v1. “This research aligns with previous studies that have found that levels of allergic […]

    First Commercial-Scale Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facility Being Developed

    First Commercial-Scale Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facility Being Developed

    Oklo, a California-based energy startup, has submitted its licensing project plan for a commercial-scale nuclear fuel recycling facility to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The fuel recycling facility will be the first of its kind and is meant to make use of nuclear waste, which still has up to 90% of its energy content that […]

    How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

    How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

    By Daniel Sperling California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas footprint by 2045, and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders. The blueprint calls for massive transformations in industry, energy and transportation, as well as changes in institutions and human behaviors. These transformations […]

    Record Renewable Energy Generation in Australia Led to Record Low Demand and Emissions in Fourth Quarter of 2022

    Record Renewable Energy Generation in Australia Led to Record Low Demand and Emissions in Fourth Quarter of 2022

    Australia’s national electricity market (NEM) had a good fourth quarter for the climate. During the last three months of 2022, the country broke records for high renewable activity, low energy demand and low greenhouse gas emissions, according to an Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report published Wednesday. New utility-scale wind and solar development meant the […]

    <strong>‘China’s North Pole’ City of Mohe Just Saw Its Lowest Recorded Temperature at 63.4 Degrees Below Zero</strong>

    ‘China’s North Pole’ City of Mohe Just Saw Its Lowest Recorded Temperature at 63.4 Degrees Below Zero

    When the temperature fell to minus 63.4 degrees Fahrenheit in Mohe — China’s northernmost city — on Sunday, it was the coldest the city had seen in modern times, according to the local weather bureau, reported The Washington Post. Known as “China’s North Pole,” Mohe is located just below Russian Siberia in northeastern Heilongjiang province […]