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EU Green Week: G7 nations STILL spending billions more on fossil fuels than renewables

Even as officials prepare for the G7 summit where seven of the world’s richest nations will reportedly discuss climate action and a “green recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report reveals that those same countries poured tens of billions of dollars more into fossil fuels in the last year than they spent supporting renewable […]

June 3rd

Sunrise Movement calls for 10 year/ $10T infrastructure plan for clean energy transition

Biden, Harris, and Senate Democrats just made history passing the American Rescue Plan, spending $1.9 trillion to provide much needed relief amidst the COVID public health and economic crises. But this $1.9 trillion merely keeps the economy afloat and makes sure people can keep food on the table. By Sunrise Movement Not only are people […]

April 1st

How the global coronavirus stimulus could put Paris Agreement on track

Around the world, governments have committed more than $12tn to kickstart economies that have been ravaged by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is about 15% of global gross domestic product (GDP) and multiple times more than that put forward in the aftermath of the global financial crisis 10 years ago. At the same time, climate […]

October 25th

Activists criticize new Democratic climate action plan as woefully inadequate

“This is not an emergency response.” That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional “action plan” for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The […]

June 30th

Young conservatives want climate action

Newsflash: young conservatives want climate action (but we knew that.) According to a new survey issued by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 80 percent of voters between the ages of 18 to 29 say that global warming is “a major threat to human life on earth.” 82 percent of women and 76 percent of men call […]

January 30th

EcoRight News climate change week in review for April 5

Happy Friday! You made it! Sit back and enjoy the EcoRight news before finding your way to the weekend. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Green REAL Deal: In the big news this week, Florida’s Congressman Matt Gaetz“shatter[ed] the do-nothing orthodoxy that Republicans adopted during the Great Recession” (according to Bob Inglis) by introducing the Green Real Deal, […]

April 5th

It’s either the Green New Deal or more “Thoughts and Prayers” (Get on board!)

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, and Rep. Ed Markey, 72, rolled out the much-awaited Green New Deal Thursday. Steeped in environmental justice, the goal-filled resolution calls for a vigorous mobilization to address the climate crisis, one that leaves nobody behind, that recognizes just what a perilous predicament we humans have created for ourselves and so many other species on this […]

February 8th

Carbon tax: Between infrastructure spending and a dividend check, which would Americans prefer?

A University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute and the AP–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey taken in November demonstrated that a dividend check to Americans is not the most popular way to disburse revenue generated by a carbon tax. Instead, 67 percent of respondents indicated they could support a carbon tax that returned revenues to support […]

February 6th

About time! Congress sees first hearing on climate change since 2009.

For the first time in quite a while a chamber of Congress is controlled by Democrats, and to celebrate it they’re throwing a climate change-themed House party with three climate hearings today, and another tomorrow. By Climate Denier Roundup At 10am this morning, the Appropriations Interior and Environment subcommittee is scheduled to take a look at […]

February 6th

Those darn youngsters won’t shut up about climate change. Thank god!

Last week, regular CleanTechnica reader Thijs Buelens contacted me to ask if I was aware of the climate change protests taking place in Europe recently, most of them led by young people. (Full disclosure: Anyone born after the Eisenhower administration is a young person from my perspective.) He sent along some links to local news reports to educate […]

January 30th

Climate action: Bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend bill reintroduced in Congress

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, the groundbreaking bipartisan climate solution to price carbon, give revenue to households and bring greenhouse gas emissions down 90 percent by 2050. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Rep. […]

Sunrise Movement launches Green New Deal – what’s it mean, who’s it for, what can you do

A January 10, 2019 group Zoom call brought together people from all over the world — Costa Rica, Houston, Sante Fe, Oregon, Wisconsin, Washington, Fort Pierce, Toronto, and so many other locations. It was the biggest synchronous communication that the Sunrise Movement has ever had, and its purpose was to launch the 2019 Green New […]

January 21st

Five Questions for Sunrise co-founder Varshini Prakash about climate activism and a Green New Deal

The concept of the Sunrise Movement arose out of discussions begun in 2015 by organizers who had been working in various parts of the climate movement, from fossil fuel divestment to building political power for climate policy in the purple and red states. It was decided after the November 2016 election that obviously not enough was […]

December 10th