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    UK Government Backs First Nuclear Plant in 35 Years

    UK Government Backs First Nuclear Plant in 35 Years

    As it works to reduce its contribution to the climate crisis and ensure energy independence, the UK will move forward with a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England–the first government-backed nuclear installation in 35 years. The UK government’s support for the plant was first announced during the chancellor’s autumn statement earlier this month and […]

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is produced by hydroelectric facilities). Now, European nations like Germany and Italy are buying all the gas they can, while […]

    Canada Expands Its Pollution Pricing Rules

    Canada Expands Its Pollution Pricing Rules

    Canada is strengthening its pollution pricing rules, which include regulatory charges on fossil fuels as well as a fuel charge for industries. The updated regulations will ensure major polluters pay more for their emissions over time, and families who are part of the Climate Action Incentive (CAI) will receive more funds. The carbon pollution pricing […]

    Will Paris Ban Electric Scooters?

    Will Paris Ban Electric Scooters?

    Could the City of Light ban the electric scooters that have become popular in cities around the world? Paris currently has three rental e-scooter companies whose licenses are set to expire in February, and concerns about safety, congestion and ultimate environmental impact mean those licenses may not be renewed.  “If we don’t find an agreement […]