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    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 […]

    Biden Announces Floating Offshore Wind Projects That Could Power 5 Million Homes

    Biden Announces Floating Offshore Wind Projects That Could Power 5 Million Homes

    The Biden administration committed Thursday to build enough floating offshore wind capacity by 2035 to power 5 million homes. The 15GW by 2035 target is in addition to the administration’s goal of installing 30GW of traditional offshore wind by 2030. Floating offshore wind is still an emerging technology, producing 0.2% of global offshore wind power, […]

    Private Equity Gets Failing Grades on Climate Risk Exposure

    Private Equity Gets Failing Grades on Climate Risk Exposure

    Private equity firms are exposing investors, including retired teachers, nurses, and firefighters, to unknown levels of financial risk by continuing to invest billions of dollars in fossil fuel projects, with no exit strategy, a new report concludes. The analysis, from Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund and the Private Equity Stakeholder Project, finds private equity firms […]

    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 […]