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Climate Brief: Indigenous activists drive carbon resistance, Ga. nukes startup delayed; EV sales soar

Climate Brief is a semi-regular rundown of major climate news. By Meteor Blades PROPUBLICA & NYT MAG WIN MAJOR AWARD FOR DEEP REPORT ON CLIMATE MIGRATION This year’s Nina Mason Pulliam Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists went jointly to the non-profit investigative site ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine for the series Where Will Everyone Go? How […]

October 26th

Earth Matters: Growing solar workforce, too much fossil fuels in the pipeline, and more climate news

You would think that a conference as crucial as the climate talks in Glasgow that start on Halloween and run for two weeks wouldn’t need any corporate sponsors. That’s not how the British host organizers saw things. They were at least savvy enough not to allow Exxon or Shell or other fossil fuel giants to […]

October 23rd

Climate-friendly investments like solar and wind can create more jobs per dollar than polluting alternatives

The coronavirus pandemic has been the biggest disruption to the global labor force in generations. It’s also exacerbated inequality. Global unemployment was equivalent to 127 million full-time jobs in the second quarter of 2021. The number of people who do have jobs but are living in poverty has increased – undoing five years of progress. While in some countries […]

October 22nd

A Clean Electricity plan is critical for climate action. Dont let Manchin block CEPP!

Advocates for bold action to slash planet-heating emissions expressed concern Friday and Saturday following reports that a key climate program in the still-evolving reconciliation package may be neutered or taken out completely. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams Resistance to the program’s inclusion is coming from Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who, along with fellow rightwing […]

October 18th

Climate action: Call your Reps NOW for maximum climate package in the reconciliation bill

As I write this, lobbyists from Exxon and other fossil fuel giants are swarming DC and trying to make sure that our representatives choose corporate interests over moral courage this week. By Jessica Hamilton Climate Hawks Vote That’s because the Build Back Better plan terrifies them. And it terrifies them because it’s the first time […]

September 29th

Virtual film screening TONIGHT: “Other Side of the Hill” film looks at climate change impact on rural America

Join us for a (virtual) film screening: Tired of hearing doom and gloom stories about climate change? Join republicEn for an inspiring, solutions-oriented event. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Other Side of the Hill is a short film exploring the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon — as seen through the eyes of local […]

September 29th

Climate Week NYC 2021: Sign up for National Clean Energy Week, too! (In person + online)

Plans next week? If you haven’t already, consider signing up for the 5th annual National Clean Energy Week, and the NCEW21 Policy Makers Symposium launch NEXT WEEK! Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN September 21-23 is the NCEW 2021 Policy Makers Symposium, which serves as a virtual centerpiece for NCEW— the Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to hear from […]

September 20th

Move over, corn and soybeans: The next biofuel source could be giant sea kelp

Giant kelp, the world’s largest species of marine algae, is an attractive source for making biofuels. In a recent study, we tested a novel strategy for growing kelp that could make it possible to produce it continuously on a large scale. The key idea is moving kelp stocks daily up to near-surface waters for sunlight […]

August 28th

Ecoright Speaks podcast: Charles Hernick of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

Happy Tuesday! I’m thrilled to share with you my conversation with Charles Hernick, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions. Charles is a fan of the podcast, a friend of the podcast, and a great strategist when it comes to clean energy and climate change policy. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN […]

August 19th

The Energy Sector Innovation Credit rewards creativity and fosters a clean energy economy

Congratulations to Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) for the introduction of The Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) legislation. By The Evangelical Environmental Network Rev. Mitch Hescox, President of the Evangelical Environmental Network, released the following statement in response: “As a ministry that believes in allowing individuals to flourish with their God-given talent, […]

Joe Manchin’s infrastructure bill is a disaster for climate

Public and environmental health advocates on Tuesday denounced Sen. Joe Manchin’s Energy Infrastructure Act of 2021, calling the bill, which proposes spending 70 times more on fossil fuels than renewables, a “kick in the gut to climate justice.” By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams Friends of the Earth examined the 495-page bill, a draft (pdf) of which was introduced late last month by Manchin […]

July 14th

Biden needs a strong pro-climate, pro-clean energy FERC commissioner

Over 320 advocacy organizations on Wednesday sent President Joe Biden a letter about his upcoming selection of a key federal regulatory official, which could be among the most monumental decisions he makes to address the climate emergency. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The groups—led by Berks Gas Truth, Beyond Extreme Energy, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Food […]

June 24th

Conservative Dan Hannan attacks clean energy job creation, accidentally argues for universal basic income

Sometimes, in their desperation to “own the libs,” conservatives accidentally make a point. The latest accidental leftist is Dan Hannan, a Washington Examiner contributor and UK Conservative Party politician who was “a founder of Vote Leave” Brexit campaign. By Climate Denier Roundup He writes about cancel culture, defends the Anglo-Saxon white supremacy caucus, warns of the dangers of diversity training, […]

EU Green Week: Can Europe’s climate plans be a model for the world?

The EU Green Week is coming, from May 31 to June 4, so it seems appropriate to talk about Europe’s unique role in climate change. Europe is divided along geopolitical and economic lines, between the haves and have-nots, between the more and the less advanced economies, which raise issues in addressing climate change that are very […]

Biden’s budget includes a jump in climate spending – here’s why investing in innovation is crucial

President Joe Biden is calling for a more than 60% increase in spending to fight climate change in his first federal budget compared to the previous annual budget, with more than $US36 billion in climate-related investments spread across nearly every agency of the government. That includes more than $10 billion in nondefense spending on clean […]