After the current head of the World Bank stepped down early following accusations of climate denial, it seems the U.S. wants to make sure its next leader is ready to face the climate crisis with eyes open. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. was nominating business leader Ajay Banga for the role, partly […]
A political group deeply connected to conservative politics and a major fossil fuel investor is spreading misinformation around the country in a coordinated effort to undermine solar energy, especially in rural communities, NPR and Floodlight report.
Following a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken control over the situation, ordering the rail company Norfolk Southern to conduct cleanup actions and cover costs related to the incident. The EPA’s order, which is legally binding, requires Norfolk Southern to identify and clean up […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reaffirmed the legal, scientific and economic bases of the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) that require coal– and oil-fired power plants to implement “significant reductions” in emissions of mercury, acid gases and other toxic pollutants, a press release from the EPA said. The decision reverses the […]
Energy prices have risen dramatically since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and could push as many as 141 million people into extreme poverty, a new study has shown. The costs of goods and services have also gone up due to higher energy prices.
In 2016, the Portland, Oregon, city council unanimously approved a ban on either building new fossil fuel terminals within the city or expanding existing ones. At the time, Inside Climate News reported it was likely the first time a city had used zoning laws to restrict the use of fossil fuels, and climate activists hailed […]
As the Biden administration rolls out its promised 500,000 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by 2030, it is taking steps to make sure that any EV driver can use them. The Department of Transportation (DOT) together with the Department of Energy unveiled new standards Wednesday for new charging stations receiving federal funds, including that […]
The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel powered cars and light vehicles by 2035. The European Union will now be one of the largest car markets to mandate a shift to electric vehicles (EVs), following the road paved by California and New York among other U.S. states. […]
Under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) — part of last year’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act — states, Tribes, municipalities and eligible nonprofits will soon be able to apply for $27 billion in grant funding from a “green bank” to help finance projects that facilitate the country’s transition to renewable energy and reduce pollution, a […]