Renewable Energy

10 Events to Attend This Climate Week NYC

10 Events to Attend This Climate Week NYC

Starting Monday, Climate Week NYC is launching again for its first fully in-person program since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted lives across the world more than two years ago.  2022’s week, which runs from September 19 to 25 in conjunction with the UN General Assembly, will build on the momentum of last year with the same […]

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    UN Agency Approves Controversial Deep-Sea Mining Tests

    UN Agency Approves Controversial Deep-Sea Mining Tests

    A UN agency has granted permission for a Canadian-based company to test out deep-sea mining.  The Metals Company (TMC) announced on September 7 that the International Seabed Authority (ISA) had given its subsidiary Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI) the go-ahead to gather 3,600 tonnes of polymetallic nodules from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, beginning […]

    Clean Energy Projects Surge Following Passage of Climate Bill

    Clean Energy Projects Surge Following Passage of Climate Bill

    Since the passage of the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act — which provides $369 billion for climate and energy spending, including renewable energy incentives and programs to reduce pollution and address the disproportionate harms to disadvantaged communities due to climate change — many corporations have announced plans for costly clean energy projects, reported The New York […]

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    5 of the World’s Coolest EcoVillages

    They’re exactly what they sound like.  Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s when communes became more widespread, although many traditional, rural communities have long engaged in these practices. Following the publication of the landmark study “Ecovillages and Sustainable Communities” by […]

    California Passes Massive Climate Legislation Package

    California Passes Massive Climate Legislation Package

    In the midst of wildfires, a late-summer heat wave and an ongoing drought, the state of California passed a rash of ambitious legislation this week to tackle the climate crisis.  Five of six climate-related bills championed by Governor Gavin Newsom passed the state legislature Wednesday, providing climate funding, limiting oil and gas wells and enshrining […]

    California Asks EV Owners to Limit Charging During Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave

    California Asks EV Owners to Limit Charging During Labor Day Weekend Heat Wave

    It’s going to be a scorcher in California over the long Labor Day weekend, with temperatures expected to be over 10°F above normal. Already this week, temperatures in Los Angeles soared above 100°F, with worse temperatures to come. In response, officials are asking Californians to reduce energy as much as possible to avoid blackouts, including […]

    California to Ban New Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035

    California to Ban New Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035

    California is expected to adopt a 13-year deadline for the end of the sale of new, internal combustion-powered vehicles. CARB, the California Air Resources Board, will vote today to require all new cars sold in the state to be powered by electricity or hydrogen by 2035, with an intermediary requirement of 35% of new cars […]