Politics

NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]

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    94% of Forest-Based Carbon Offsets Certified By Leading Global Provider Are ‘Phantom Credits,’ Major Investigation Finds

    94% of Forest-Based Carbon Offsets Certified By Leading Global Provider Are ‘Phantom Credits,’ Major Investigation Finds

    A new investigation from The Guardian, Die Zeit and SourceMaterial leads heavily towards the latter conclusion. The report, published Wednesday, found that more than 90 percent of the rainforest offset credits offered by top carbon standard Verra are actually what The Guardian called “phandom credits” that don’t actually remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

    Young Climate Activists at Davos Want Fossil Fuel Execs to ‘Cease and Desist’ New Oil, Gas or Coal Extraction

    Young Climate Activists at Davos Want Fossil Fuel Execs to ‘Cease and Desist’ New Oil, Gas or Coal Extraction

    An international quartet of prominent young climate activists attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week with a letter calling on fossil fuel CEOS to “cease and desist” any new oil, gas or coal developments.  The letter was penned by Greta Thunberg of Sweden, Helena Gualinga of Ecuador, Vanessa Nakate of Uganda and […]

    China Broke Records for New Solar Added in 2022

    China Broke Records for New Solar Added in 2022

    China broke records for coal output in 2022, but there’s other energy news from the world’s No. 1 emitting nation that’s a little brighter from a climate perspective.  It also broke records for new solar capacity added last year, according to figures from the National Energy Administration (NEA) published on Wednesday, installing a total of […]

    UK Energy Prices Will Stay High, Equinor Boss Says

    UK Energy Prices Will Stay High, Equinor Boss Says

    UK residents should not expect their gas and electric bills to return to pre-pandemic levels, the chief executive of one of Europe’s largest energy companies told the BBC in a widely reported interview.  Speaking ahead of the World Economic Forum, which began Monday in Davos, Equinor leader Anders Opedal said that both the energy crisis […]

    Europe’s Largest Rare Earth Deposit Found in Swedish Arctic

    Europe’s Largest Rare Earth Deposit Found in Swedish Arctic

    One of the main challenges of the clean energy transition is sourcing the rare earth minerals needed to build things like electric vehicles (EVs) or wind turbines.  That’s why Swedish mining company LKAB was excited to announce Thursday that it had found more than one million tonnes of rare earth oxides near the Arctic Swedish […]

    GOP Anti-ESG Laws Could Cost Taxpayers $700 Million

    GOP Anti-ESG Laws Could Cost Taxpayers $700 Million

    Taxpayers in six states could lose more than $700 million because of Republican officials’ boycotts of firms that consider environmental, social, and (corporate) governance factors in their investment decisions, a new report from Econsult Solutions finds. The legislation enacted in Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Missouri spawned out of model legislation pushed by ALEC and […]