The California Energy Commission (CEC) has established new offshore wind energy planning goals of 2,000 to 5,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2030 and up to 25,000 MW of offshore wind by 2045. If these goals are met, the offshore wind could meet power demands for up to 25 million homes by 2045. To […]
On Sunday, the U.S. Senate passed the $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act, aimed at fighting climate change, lowering prescription drug prices and raising certain corporate taxes. Following a long debate over the weekend, the tie-breaking vote along party lines was cast by Vice President Kamala Harris. The bill will now be sent to the House […]
Of the 8.3 metric tons of plastic produced in this world to date, 6.3 billion tons of that is trash, and less than 10% of it is recycled, which has created a global crisis, not just with the environment, but our health. Microplastics — tiny pieces of plastic debris, which result from the disposal and […]
By Joel E. Correia Climate change is already affecting much of the world’s population, with startlingly high temperatures from the Arctic to Australia. Air pollution from wildfires, vehicles and industries threatens human health. Bees and pollinators are dying in unprecedented numbers that may force changes in crop production and food availability. What do these have […]
A new report from Utah Rivers Council, the Glen Canyon Institute and the Great Water Basin Network is calling for government action to repair plumbing in the Glen Canyon Dam. Without action, the report warns that it could lead to parts of the Colorado River — namely, the iconic section that runs through the Grand […]
Senator Kyrsten Sinema agreed to move ahead on the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act, paving the way for passage of a long-awaited package of climate and clean energy investments. The Arizona Democrat announced Thursday night that she and Democratic leaders had struck a deal to change some of the pay-fors in the bill, which under Senate reconciliation rules can pass with just 50 votes but may only deal with issues of taxing and spending.
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats announced a surprise agreement on a $369 billion climate and tax package. If enacted, the legislation would be the biggest climate change action to-date, putting the U.S. on a path to cut emissions 31% to 44% below 2005 levels in 2030.