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Earth Matters: No national security without climate security; EVs can power transportation security

While the unprecedented funding of the Inflation Reduction Act is crucial to spur acceleration of the nascent transformation of our energy system, the folks at the National Priorities Project of the Institute for Policy Studies succinctly explain what numerous climate hawks have been pointing out and why the IRA must be only a foundation to build on. By Meteor Blades Through FY 2022, […]

October 18th

Just for starters: To avoid total climate chaos, clean energy production must double by 2030

The worldwide supply of electricity from clean energy sources must be doubled by the end of the decade to limit global temperature rise—or else there is an increased risk that worsening extreme weather disasters turbocharged by the fossil fuel-driven climate crisis will further diminish energy security and even imperil renewable By Kenny Stancil Common Dreams […]

October 14th

Earth Matters: Hydroponics help schools grow their own food; plus horses, trees, and… octopus?

At Civil Eats and Earth Island Journal, Lisa Held reports on school-based hydroponic gardens in Maryland, California, and New York that help urban schools grow food all year round. These projects have both academic and practical benefits. Among them is providing school cafeterias with food. And not just in small amounts. By Meteor Blades For […]

October 4th

Climate Week NYC 2022: Register to attend today’s event at the Nest Summit (in person or virtually)

The Nest Summit Campus, the Official Event Partner of Climate Week NYC, is a dynamic destination for climate solutions leaders from business, NGOs, academia and government to come together to educate, inspire, share best practices and accelerate climate action. We are excited to announce that our Main Stage programing is fully committed. Featuring over 70 dynamic […]

September 22nd

More skilled workers are needed for Australia to hit its goal of 82% renewables in 8 years – and labor markets are already overstretched

In just eight years time, the Labor government wants Australia to be 82% powered by renewable energy. That means a rapid, historic shift, given only 24% of our power was supplied by renewables as of last year. By Chris Briggs, University of Technology Sydney and Rusty Langdon, University of Technology Sydney The Conversation To make […]

September 5th

Big new incentives for clean energy aren’t enough – the Inflation Reduction Act was just the first step, now the hard work begins

The new Inflation Reduction Act is stuffed with subsidies for everything from electric vehicles to heat pumps, and incentives for just about every form of clean energy. But pouring money into technology is just one step toward solving the climate change problem. By Daniel Cohan, Rice University The Conversation Wind and solar farms won’t be […]

August 19th

By The Numbers: What’s in The Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act will lower costs for families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and finally ask the largest corporations to pay their fair share. President Biden and Congressional Democrats have worked together to deliver a historic legislative achievement that defeats special interests, delivers for American families, and grows the economy from the […]

August 16th

Federal Green Bank: An important part of the Inflation Reduction Act that nobody knows about

Back at the beginning of the Obama administration in 2009, Democratic Congressmen Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Ed Markey of Massachusetts proposed a national green bank to spur investments in climate-friendly energy as part of the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The House of Representatives passed the bill by a narrow margin, with eight Republicans in favor […]

August 1st

3 reasons US coal power is disappearing – and a Supreme Court ruling (or Joe Manchin) won’t save it

The U.S. coal industry chalked up a rare win this summer when the Supreme Court issued a ruling limiting the government’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. But that doesn’t mean coal-fired power plants will make a comeback. Rebecca J. Davis, Stephen F. Austin State University The Conversation As an economist, I […]

July 28th

What’s in Manchin’s climate/inflation bill? Some poison pills, but mostly good things

More than 700 pages of legislative text negotiated principally by Sen. Joe Manchin—one of the fossil fuel industry’s closest allies in Congress—are bound to contain provisions that are appalling to climate advocates and communities on the frontlines of the planetary emergency. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams That is certainly the case with the newly revealed Inflation […]

July 28th

Earth Matters climate news roundup: Climate activists pivot to local action, frustrated by Washington gridlock

Reporters at Bloomberg Green found that ticked-off climate hawks in various organizations are switching gears in the wake of Joe Manchin’s deep-sixing the Biden administration’s attempt to salvage some climate elements from the Build Back Better proposal that the fossil-fueled West Virginia senator had previously wrecked: By Meteor Blades Many climate groups that had been focused on Washington […]

July 25th