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John Kerry Warns ‘We’re in Trouble’ on Climate Change

John Kerry Warns ‘We’re in Trouble’ on Climate Change

John Kerry, the first United States special presidential envoy for climate, said that the world is “not on a good track” in its goal of avoiding the worst effects of climate change, Reuters reported. Kerry said actions to move away from fossil fuels must be strengthened this decade. On Monday, Kerry addressed “Building Momentum to UN COP27,” an event hosted by officials from Egypt — who will host the next UN climate summit — and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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    Coal Baron Joe Manchin Rejects Build Back Better, Potentially Killing It

    Coal Baron Joe Manchin Rejects Build Back Better, Potentially Killing It

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who famously shot a literal hole through the 2009 Cap and Trade bill, said Sunday he “could not” vote for the Build Back Better Act, likely dooming the bill in its current form. His opposition, largely predicated on the bill’s price tag, came despite the bill being significantly scaled down to […]

    Renewables Likely Cost Less Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

    Renewables Likely Cost Less Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

    As renewable energy technologies scale up, their cost can be hard to estimate. A new report from the University of Oxford’s Institute of New Economic Thinking notes that the cost of renewable energies may be less than previously thought. According to the study, predicted costs for renewables have likely been overestimated, as evidenced by the […]

    The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

    The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

    By Nick Cunningham From coining “clean coal” to “carbon footprint,” public relations firms have been instrumental in shaping the public discourse around climate and energy policy, and as a new study underlines, their powerful efforts have flown under the radar for too long. PR firms have played a key role in obstructing action on climate […]

    Old Coal Plant Site to Be Transformed Into a Walkable City

    Old Coal Plant Site to Be Transformed Into a Walkable City

    Lakeview Generating Station was once a coal plant in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. But now, developers are reimagining it to become a mixed-use, lakefront village, where residents can walk or bike anywhere within the site in just 15 minutes. Lakeview Village, as the new development will be named, will reclaim access and views of […]

    U.S. Doesn’t Sign Pact to Quit Coal at COP26

    U.S. Doesn’t Sign Pact to Quit Coal at COP26

    At COP26 on Thursday, more than 40 countries announced an agreement to stop burning coal. The agreement includes 23 new countries signing on to a promise to stop building new coal plants, including some of the world’s largest coal users. “The end of coal is in sight,” said COP President Alok Sharma. The United States […]

    Plastics Could Release More Emissions Than Coal by 2030, Study Finds

    Plastics Could Release More Emissions Than Coal by 2030, Study Finds

    Plastic has infiltrated every aspect of our lives and planet, with microplastics in our tea bags and even plastic pollution found in some of the most remote parts of the world. It’s no secret that our reliance on these fossil fuel-based products and packages is damaging Earth, but a new report from Beyond Plastics shows […]

    Manchin Cashes in on Coal as West Virginians Struggle to Pay Their Bills

    Manchin Cashes in on Coal as West Virginians Struggle to Pay Their Bills

    West Virginia senator Joe Manchin’s objection to a key climate provision of Democrat’s infrastructure legislation would benefit many of his most valued constituents. West Virginians, on the other hand, are suffering under the strain of skyrocketing costs of coal- and gas-powered electricity. Coal mining, oil and gas, and gas pipeline companies gave more to Manchin […]