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.
Right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved a law late Wednesday that would extend the nation’s coal use by more than a decade. Previously, the government was supposed to end subsidies for coal plants by 2027 and rescind the authorization for three new plants in particular by 2025. But the new “just transition” law allows for coal use through at least 2040.
The European Commission has drafted a proposal that would label some nuclear and natural gas projects as “green” as the EU attempts to transition away from fossil fuels. The proposal, released Saturday, would set specific criteria for what conditions would allow a project to be classified as a sustainable investment.
When you hit search on Google, you’ve certainly come across paid listings at the top of the search engine results page. But who is placing these advertisements that display so prominently when internet users type in specific keywords or phrases? As an investigation by The Guardian and InfluenceMap has found, fossil fuel companies make up a key portion of these ad buyers.
A Louisiana energy company is finally paying for the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history. Taylor Energy has agreed to pay more than $43 million in penalties and transfer a further $432 million to the Department of the Interior as a trust to complete the cleanup of the 17-year spill, the Department of Justice announced […]
An energy monitor provides detailed information about your home’s power consumption, equipping you to make informed energy-efficiency decisions. The Sense energy monitor allows users to track real-time consumption of the entire home, even down to individual appliances. With an energy monitor like Sense, you can pinpoint energy sinks in your home and make decisions to […]
The holidays have arrived, and only a Grinch would let December pass without putting up some lights. But between the lights on the trees, roofs, walkways, yards and home, a sneakily large electricity bill often lies on the other side of the New Year. So, how much additional electricity do we use during the holidays […]
If you think electric cars are a new concept, you’re not alone. Until recently, EV’s drew interest mainly from a niche group of enthusiasts. Gasoline-powered cars and trucks are usually considered to be the ‘traditional’ types of those vehicles, but electric vehicles were being developed right around the same time, according to a U.S. Department […]
Humanity’s digital presence is growing – and with it, our carbon footprint. In May of 2020, one-third of employed people were conducting their jobs remotely as a result of the coronavirus, up from a mere 6%. While taking our work (and many other aspects of our lives) online seems more sustainable – as our need […]