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Amazon says it uses 100% renewable energy. Greenpeace says it’s more like 12%

Global non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace and internet giant Amazon are trading blows over a report published earlier this week by Greenpeace, which claims that Amazon Web Services is only meeting 12% of its renewable energy commitment in Virginia’s “data center alley.” By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica Greenpeace published a report on Wednesday entitled Clicking Clean Virginia – The Dirty […]

February 17th

Evan as oil companies give lip service to climate goals, they pursue “Drill, baby, drill”

At the same time that oil and gas majors around the world are announcing plans to tie company climate action to employee remuneration, these same companies are still rewarding executives for pursuing traditional growth that will inevitably lead to stranded assets and financial loss for investors. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica These are the findings […]

February 15th

2018 was 4th hottest year ever – cue climate change deniers making laughable claims

Yesterday, NASA/NOAA announced that 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, making the past five years the hottest five on record. A graphic accompanying the story over at the New York Times makes the warming trend unmistakable, but it may also show deniers something they actually want to see. By Climate Denier Roundup Since it wasn’t the hottest […]

February 7th

Want to know the future of winter weather in the Midwest? Read NOAA’s Arctic report card.

Human-caused climate change is transforming the Arctic, both physically and biologically. Driving this transformation is the rapid warming of land and ocean temperatures. According to the 2018 Arctic Report Card, the annual average air temperature in the Arctic from October 2017 through September 2018 was the second-highest on record, behind the same period for 2015–2016. All […]

February 1st

Green vs brown: China exports solar panels, but also finances new coal plants in Africa and Asia

At the same time as China is leading the world in exporting green environmental goods and services and building up the globe’s largest renewable energy industry, the country is simultaneously funding over a quarter of the coal plants currently under development outside of the country, from South Africa to Mongolia. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica […]

January 31st

Green New Deal – the economic numbers speak for themselves

A 3-part theory of change that mobilizes millions, elects a critical mass of supportive public officials, and builds a new peoples’ alignment that advances a shared agenda for society is underway here, folks. And, should you have questions about whether a bunch of kids and an idealistic vision to restructure the way energy is done in […]

January 29th

Germany agrees on 20 year timetable to dump coal

Germany will stop burning coal for electricity by 2038, under plans finalised by a commission in the small hours of Saturday. It is the first time Europe’s biggest economy, which gets 35% of its power from coal, has outlined a timeline to phase out the polluting fuel. By Sven Egenter and Benjamin Wehrmann Clean Energy Wire via Climate Home News A […]

January 29th

State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2018

The climate data for 2018 is now mostly in, though the ongoing shutdown of the US government has caused some datasets to be delayed. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature of the planet. By Zeke Hausfather CarbonBrief A number of […]

January 22nd

Data you can chew on: 23 tasty Tesla charts

For this month’s edition, I decided to add one non-sales chart that I should have added months ago. It’s just too good of a chart to not include here. By Zachary Shahan Cleantechnica That’s right, in case you missed it, the three vehicles with the lowest probability of injury, according to NHTSA stats, are the […]

December 27th

Do climate policies ‘kill jobs’? An economist on why they don’t cause massive unemployment

Climate change will hammer the U.S. economy unless there’s swift action to rein in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to the latest National Climate Assessment report. But President Donald Trump has dismissed this forecast, even though his own administration released a comprehensive synthesis of the best available science, written by hundreds of climate […]

December 11th