Energy

More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP27

More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP27

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 […]

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    Sinking Nation Tuvalu Calls for Treaty Ending Fossil Fuel Use at COP27

    Sinking Nation Tuvalu Calls for Treaty Ending Fossil Fuel Use at COP27

    In the late 1960s, when the nations of the world were concerned about the spread of a potentially civilization-ending technology, they came together and signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Now, in the face of a civilization-threatening climate crisis, a vulnerable island nation wants to do the same thing for the fossil […]

    Biden and Manchin Spar Over Coal

    Biden and Manchin Spar Over Coal

    President Joe Biden and influential West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin clashed over the future of coal in the U.S. ahead of the midterm elections Tuesday.  The conflict started when Biden gave a speech in Carlsbad, California, Friday on the CHIPS and Science Act. This act, signed by Biden in August, was designed to boost semiconductor […]

    World Falling Short on Energy Transition Targets: IRENA Report

    World Falling Short on Energy Transition Targets: IRENA Report

    A new report from International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 27, reviews energy targets set around the world and how they are progressing. The findings show that countries are falling short on their energy transition targets. The report also notes that only 12 of the 194 parties […]

    UN Chief Says We Are on ‘Highway to Climate Hell’

    UN Chief Says We Are on ‘Highway to Climate Hell’

    The latest round of UN climate change negotiations began in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an urgent warning about the necessity of acting rapidly to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis.  The conference, otherwise known as COP27, kicked off Sunday, November 6, with a procedural opening followed by the World Leaders Summit that launched […]

    Solar Company to Build Puerto Rico’s First Virtual Solar Power Plant

    Solar Company to Build Puerto Rico’s First Virtual Solar Power Plant

    Sunrun, a solar power and battery company based in San Francisco, will build the first virtual solar power plant in Puerto Rico. The virtual power plant (VPP) will be 17 megawatts and is designed to strengthen the power grid with solar energy aggregated from more than 7,000 customers’ residential solar and battery systems. During 2023, […]