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Earth Matters – A roundup of climate action and clean energy news

OHIO’S SOLAR FARM WILL ALSO BE THE LARGEST U.S. AGRIVOLTAICS PROJECT – It was a struggle, but developers have finally gotten the go-ahead for what will be the nation’s largest agrivoltaics project. Locating crop production together with solar energy facilities has long been touted as a win-win and is now getting positive attention globally for its mutual benefits. […]

March 31st

Free the Hostages – Big Oil has captured COP28

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore says fossil fuel interests have effectively seized the reins of the United Nations climate summit process, preventing the kind of ambitious action that scientists say is necessary to prevent catastrophic warming and all of its cascading impacts. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “This industry is way more effective at […]

December 5th

Al Gore to Big Oil: ‘Get out of the way’ of climate action

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, a long-time climate activist, had harsh words for the fossil fuel industry. “Many of the largest companies have engaged in massive fraud,” he said at The New York Times’ Climate Forward event, as the Independent reported. “For some decades now, they’ve followed the playbook of the tobacco industry, using these very sophisticated, lavishly […]

September 25th

Earth Matters: Just FIVE companies are locking in 51% of new oil and gas expansion globally

According to Planet Wreckers, a new report by Oil Change International, just five companies are responsible for 51% of planned oil and gas expansion between now and 2050, what many scientists say is the deadline for zeroing out greenhouse gas emissions to address the climate crisis. The U.S, the report says, is the “Planet Wrecker in Chief,”  its plans […]

September 19th

‘End Fossil Fuels’ protests kick off worldwide ahead of UN Climate Ambition Summit

Hundreds of demonstrations around the world demanding “a rapid, just, and equitable phaseout from fossil fuels in favor of sustainable renewables” began Friday ahead of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ Climate Ambition Summit in New York City next week. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “From Pacific nations, heavily affected by sea-level rise and storms, through Mumbai to Manila, London to Nairobi, […]

September 17th

Ahead of COP28, attempts to greenwash the UAE on Reddit are flailing

The United Arab Emirates’ efforts to bolster its reputation ahead of the annual UN climate negotiations it’s hosting at COP28 in December haven’t gone particularly well this year. They’ve been playing the long game, Cartie Werthman uncovered for DeSmog this week,as lobbying disclosures document how the head of the UAE’s national oil company, Sultan Ahmed “Al […]

September 15th

Big banks turn back climate resolutions – Short term ‘profit over people and our planet’

Activists on Tuesday lamented their failure of various climate and Indigenous rights resolutions at the annual shareholder meetings of some of the nation’s biggest banks, with one campaigner accusing the financial institutions of prioritizing “profit over people and our planet.” By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Just 10% of Citigroup shareholders and 7% of those owning […]

April 26th

Shareholders vote TODAY on climate and indigenous shareholder resolutions at Citi, BofA, Wells Fargo

Today, April 25, shareholders at Citi, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America – the second, third, and fourth largest global funders of fossil fuels, respectively – will vote on climate and Indigenous rights resolutions at their annual shareholder meetings. These three banks have provided over $789 billion in financing to fossil fuel companies since 2016. […]

April 25th

Fossil Fuel industry mobilizes fake outrage to block offshore wind farms in RI

The fossil fuel industry is mobilizing every possible delay tactic in the disinformation playbook to obstruct offshore wind. First, industry allies pretended to care about endangered species and began spreading disinformation about right whale deaths. Now, they’re relying on fishing disinfluencers and national security arguments in their attempt to block renewable energy projects. By Climate Denier Roundup Even smaller, state-level organizations […]

G7 remains addicted to fossil fuels, and nothing changed at this year’s meeting

Advocacy groups on Sunday expressed frustration with the joint statement emerging from this year’s G7 meeting, in which climate, energy, and environment ministers from the world’s top economies committed to tackling “the unprecedented triple global crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution” but also left the door open to investments in planet-wrecking fossil fuels. […]

April 19th