Through a year of war in Ukraine, the U.S. and most European nations have worked to help counter Russia, in supporting Ukraine both with armaments and in world energy markets. Russia was Europe’s main energy supplier when it invaded Ukraine, and President Vladimir Putin threatened to leave Europeans to freeze “like a wolf’s tail” – a reference to a famous Russian fairy tale – if they imposed sanctions on his country.
A political group deeply connected to conservative politics and a major fossil fuel investor is spreading misinformation around the country in a coordinated effort to undermine solar energy, especially in rural communities, NPR and Floodlight report.
One major weakness of corporate net-zero plans is that they often rely on carbon offsets that promise more than they deliver. However, a new report from the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) found that five of the country’s high-emission supply chains could achieve net zero emissions by 2050 with minimal use of offsets. “With […]
As the Biden administration rolls out its promised 500,000 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by 2030, it is taking steps to make sure that any EV driver can use them. The Department of Transportation (DOT) together with the Department of Energy unveiled new standards Wednesday for new charging stations receiving federal funds, including that […]
The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel powered cars and light vehicles by 2035. The European Union will now be one of the largest car markets to mandate a shift to electric vehicles (EVs), following the road paved by California and New York among other U.S. states. […]
Under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) — part of last year’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act — states, Tribes, municipalities and eligible nonprofits will soon be able to apply for $27 billion in grant funding from a “green bank” to help finance projects that facilitate the country’s transition to renewable energy and reduce pollution, a […]
Back in 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration released a study that suggested that airports are an ideal location for solar panels, stating that: Solar technology has matured and is now a reliable way to reduce airport operating costs. Environmentally, solar energy shows a commitment to environmental stewardship, especially when the panels are visible to the […]
In order to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, we need to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent by 2030. Yet the climate plans of 24 major companies that paint themselves as environmental leaders would only see their supply chain emissions […]