carbon emissions

How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

By Daniel Sperling California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas footprint by 2045, and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders. The blueprint calls for massive transformations in industry, energy and transportation, as well as changes in institutions and human behaviors. These transformations […]

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    2022 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Renewable Energy in the UK

    2022 Was a Record-Breaking Year for Renewable Energy in the UK

    A record amount of energy from renewable sources was generated in the UK in 2022, according to new research. The data was analyzed by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights. The researchers found that 40 percent of the UK’s electricity was made up of solar, wind, biomass and hydropower last year, an […]

    Apple’s iOS 16 Offers Clean Energy Charging

    Apple’s iOS 16 Offers Clean Energy Charging

    If you have an Apple iPhone and haven’t updated your iOS in a while, you might want to do so now to take advantage of a new clean energy charging feature.  Announced by Apple in October this year for phones with iOS 16.1 or greater (iOS is currently available up to version 16.2), the clean […]

    Top 10% of UK Earners Use Nearly 3x the Energy of Bottom 30%, Study Finds

    Top 10% of UK Earners Use Nearly 3x the Energy of Bottom 30%, Study Finds

    Yet another study provides evidence that humanity is not all equally responsible for the climate crisis. The UK-based research, published in Ecological Economics, finds that the top 10 percent of income earners in the country use almost three times as much energy as the bottom 30 percent. What’s more, the top 10 percent’s energy footprint […]

    EU Reaches Initial Agreement for World-First Green Tariff on Climate-Polluting Goods

    EU Reaches Initial Agreement for World-First Green Tariff on Climate-Polluting Goods

    The EU has reached a provisional agreement to institute the world’s first green tariff system.  According to the deal reached Tuesday in Brussels following a negotiations all-nighter between the European Parliament and EU member states, the bloc will impose tariffs on the imports of carbon-intensive products like steel and fertilizers, as Reuters reported.  “The agreement […]

    JetBlue Says It Will Reduce Pollution Instead of Buying Carbon Offsets

    JetBlue Says It Will Reduce Pollution Instead of Buying Carbon Offsets

    JetBlue is taking back its 2020 promise to offset greenhouse gas pollution from its domestic U.S. flights and will instead focus on cutting its per-seat pollution in half by using “sustainable aviation fuels” generated from waste or plants. The aviation sector is responsible for a massive amount of climate pollution, made even worse by the […]

    Biden Admin Seeks to Electrify New Federal Buildings, Cut Fossil Fuel Emissions

    Biden Admin Seeks to Electrify New Federal Buildings, Cut Fossil Fuel Emissions

    The Biden administration will seek to electrify all new federal buildings with a new rule proposed Wednesday. The Department of Energy (DOE) rule would require new and newly renovated buildings to cut energy-related emissions 90% below 2003 levels by 2025, and complete decarbonization by 2030. More From EcoWatch When Are Electricity Rates the Lowest? How […]