In its latest push towards electrification, the Biden administration announced that the U.S. has signed the Global Memorandum of Understanding (Global MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium-and Heavy-Duty Vehicles Thursday at the COP27 UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The memorandum sets a goal of ensuring 100 percent of new bus and truck sales are electric […]
The average cost of electricity in 2022 will be 8% higher than it was in 2021, according to estimates by the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA).1 On top of that, the EIA expected the annual demand for energy to increase by 2.7% in the U.S. this year, thanks in part to a hotter-than-usual summer.2 Consumers […]
Formerly incarcerated people continue to face huge obstacles in finding stable employment. According to a recent report, roughly 60% of people released from federal prison are jobless. Research also suggests that those who did find jobs were given no job security or upward mobility.1 Mass incarceration is a crisis in this country much like climate […]
Unveiled at COP27, the U.S. has announced a carbon trading market that it hopes will encourage companies to purchase carbon credits, with the resulting funds to be used toward investing in clean energy projects.
By Audrey Henderson On a chilly October morning, Arthur Burton stood in the parking lot of the Chicago Urban League. Since its establishment in 1916, the iconic South Side organization has provided advocacy and opportunity for environmental justice communities facing a two-sided dilemma — disinvestment on one hand, and disproportionate exposure to harmful pollution on […]
More than 30 media organizations in more than 20 countries have come together with a simple but daring proposal: world leaders should tax big fossil fuel companies to help the most vulnerable nations respond to the climate crisis. The editorial, spearheaded by The Guardian, was published in conjunction with the COP27 UN climate conference in […]
New data from Experian Automotive, an information services company, shows that registrations for electric vehicles in the U.S. have increased 57% in the first nine months of 2022 over the same time period last year, with consumers registering over 530,000 new battery-electric vehicles from January through September 2022. In the past five years, EV registrations […]
By Kari Lydersen A recent analysis reveals the daunting number of variables that need to be considered when attempting to pair agricultural production and solar generation. Federal researchers know that solar panels and crops can coexist and provide mutual benefits in certain scenarios. A recent study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) confirms this but also […]