energy

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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    Brazil Extends Coal Use for Another 18 Years

    Brazil Extends Coal Use for Another 18 Years

    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.

    Google Ads’ Top Results for Climate-Related Google Searches Include Fossil Fuel Companies

    Google Ads’ Top Results for Climate-Related Google Searches Include Fossil Fuel Companies

    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.

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    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 […]

    2022 Sense Energy Monitor Review: What to Know Before Buying

    2022 Sense Energy Monitor Review: What to Know Before Buying

    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 […]

    Powering Your Holiday With Solar

    Powering Your Holiday With Solar

    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 […]

    Electric Vehicles 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Electric Vehicles 101: Everything You Need to Know

    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 […]

    A Guide to Your Digital Carbon Footprint – and How to Lower It

    A Guide to Your Digital Carbon Footprint – and How to Lower It

    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 […]