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    650+ Scientists Urge World Leaders to Stop Burning Trees for Energy

    650+ Scientists Urge World Leaders to Stop Burning Trees for Energy

    More than 650 scientists have written a letter to world leaders urging them to stop the burning of trees to produce energy because it destroys wildlife habitats and undermines international biodiversity and climate pledges. Leading up to the UN biodiversity summit COP15 — which begins on December 7 in Montréal — the scientists said countries […]

    First-Ever U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Auction to Be Held Today

    First-Ever U.S. Floating Offshore Wind Auction to Be Held Today

    The Biden administration will hold the nation’s first-ever lease auction for commercial-scale floating wind energy leases today. The five deep-water lease tracts in two areas about 25 miles off the California coast have the potential to generate 4.5 GW of electricity, enough to power 1.5 million homes. Global interest in the lease sales is strong […]

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Puerto Rican Cities Sue Fossil Fuel Companies in Major Class-Action, Climate Fraud Case

    Nearly 25 years ago, oil major Shell predicted in an internal 1998 report that a class-action lawsuit would be brought against fossil fuel companies following “a series of violent storms.” That prediction is finally coming true: A group of Puerto Rican communities, which were ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, are suing Shell and other fossil fuel […]

    Los Angeles Bans New Oil Drilling, Will Phase Out Current Wells

    Los Angeles Bans New Oil Drilling, Will Phase Out Current Wells

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Friday to ban new oil and methane gas drilling, and phase out existing wells within 20 years. The ordinance is a major victory for communities — disproportionately communities of color essentially forced to live in sacrifice zones — who have long suffered from decades of carcinogenic pollution released by […]

    4 Chinese Solar Companies Evaded U.S. Tariffs, Investigation Finds

    4 Chinese Solar Companies Evaded U.S. Tariffs, Investigation Finds

    A federal investigation has preliminarily determined four major Chinese solar-cell manufacturers circumvented U.S. tariffs by rerouting portions of their operation through Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, The Wall Street Journal reports. Solar panels from those countries account for about 80% of U.S. imports. The Commerce Department investigation, initiated in March, caused industry disruption; the Biden […]

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    The Biden administration has opened up applications for public schools to access $80 million in grants for funding energy improvements. The Renew America’s Schools grant program will service high-need K-12 school districts. The funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the open applications on November 29. […]