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Carbon pricing bill would produce BIG benefits for US households

Last week, Citizens’ Climate Lobby released a working paper that projects the majority of U.S. households will benefit financially under the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (H.R. 763). The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), has 82 cosponsors. By Citizens Climate Lobby The working paper, referred to as the “2020 […]

September 10th

NOAA: Aviation is responsible for 3.5 percent of climate change

New research that provides the most comprehensive calculations of aviation’s impact on the climate finds that global air travel and transport is responsible for 3.5 percent of all drivers of climate change from human activities. The study, published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, evaluated all of the aviation industry’s contributing factors to climate change, including emissions of […]

September 8th

Short film from Extinction Rebellion and Keira Knightley: “Climate Crisis and Why We Should Panic Now”

Editor’s note: Today, actor Keira Knightley has unveiled a short animation film entitled “Climate Crisis and Why We Should Panic Now”. Translated into 14 different languages, it’s the second of a two-part explainer video series for Extinction Rebellion, focusing on the climate and ecological crisis. In this article, we will have a look at evidence of the […]

September 2nd

Extreme glacier loss events officially linked to human-caused climate change for first time

  The rapidly evolving scientific field of “extreme event event attribution” has detected the fingerprint of human-caused climate change on a wide range of extreme weather events, including heatwaves, floods, wildfires and drought. Now, for the first time, scientists have quantified the influence of climate change on specific episodes of extreme ice loss from glaciers. […]

August 24th

Renewable Roundup: GOP Convention week and the Stanford prison experiment

Clearly the big political and social shift of this year is Black Lives Matter, after centuries of systemic racism: enslavement, Jim Crow with ceremonial Klan lynchings, and lately community-sanctioned police lynchings. And Law and Order demonization, and multiple Wars on Drugs since opium in the 19th century, and all the rest, including the associated bigotry, […]

August 24th

The global coal fleet shrank for first time on record in 2020

The world’s fleet of coal-fired power stations has got smaller for the first time on record, with more capacity retired in the first half of 2020 than the amount opened. This is according to the latest Global Coal Plant Tracker (GCPT) results by Global Energy Monitor (GEM), which we completed last month and report for the first time here. […]

August 23rd

Yes we can! Reducing carbon emissions without hurting growth

Between 2005 and 2017, 41 U.S. states and the District of Columbia reduced their energy-related carbon dioxide emissions while increasing real gross domestic product, debunking the myth that economic growth can only occur by compromising the health of the planet. By Devashree Saha and Joel Jaeger World Resources Institute In a new report, America’s New Climate Economy, we […]

August 5th

Data! 10 charts show the economic benefits of US climate action

The United States made substantial progress towards a low-carbon economy over the past several years. Low-carbon technologies became more efficient and affordable compared to fossil fuels, while U.S. clean energy investment and deployment grew to new heights, creating millions of jobs. All this progress could be in jeopardy due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and government […]

August 4th

The road to electric vehicles with lower sticker prices than gas cars – battery costs explained

Electric vehicle sales have grown exponentially in recent years, accompanied by dropping prices. However, adoption of EVs remains limited by their higher sticker price relative to comparable gas vehicles, even though overall cost of ownership for EVs is lower. Venkat Viswanathan, Carnegie Mellon University; Alexander Bills, Carnegie Mellon University, and Shashank Sripad, Carnegie Mellon University […]

July 27th

Science elicits hope in Americans – its positive brand doesn’t need to be partisan

Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic brands in the world. Harley-Davidson, however, doesn’t sell motorcycles – it sells a lifestyle. Look at any Harley-Davidson advertisement and you will see someone riding the open road. The Harley-Davidson brand is about freedom. Attitude. Living by your own rules. Todd Newman, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Conversation A […]

July 26th

A winning issue for Election 2020: Polling shows strong support for bold climate policies

New polling out Tuesday from Data for Progress revealed U.S. voters by a wide margin want a president and Congress who prioritizes clean energy and addressing the climate crisis, a good sign for presumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden, whose new environmental plan promises carbon-free electricity by 2035. By Eoin Higgins Common Dreams “Data for Progress […]

July 17th