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Big strides being made in sustainable energy, but U.S. is falling short of Paris emissions pledge

This week, a 65-page report released by BloombergNEF and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy contains good and bad news. The short version: sustainable energy continues to grow despite supply chain issues, inflation, and regulatory obstacles; the U.S. is behind when it comes to the Obama administration’s 2015 Paris emissions pledges. By Meteor Blades The authors wrote: […]

March 4th

Earth Matters – A roundup of the week’s climate and clean energy news from a progressive perspective

More than half of new US generating capacity this year will be SOLAR – The U.S. Energy Information Administration, part of the Department of Energy, has long tracked energy production and consumption and made forecasts in its Annual Energy Outlook and its International Energy Outlook. While its tracking of what’s already happened has been uniformly excellent, critics […]

February 12th

Historic Offshore wind lease sale in California gets more than $750 million in winning bids

Climate and environmental campaigners on Wednesday hailed the first-ever U.S. government offshore wind power lease sale off the Pacific coast, an auction that drew over three-quarters of a billion dollars in winning bids. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams The U.S. Interior Department said Wednesday that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s wind energy auction on Tuesday […]

December 9th

We’re still spending twice as much on big oil as we are on renewable energy. That’s GOT to CHANGE.

Group of 20 nations and major multilateral development banks spent nearly twice as much financing international fossil fuel projects as they did on clean energy alternatives during a recent two-year period, a report published Tuesday by a pair of green groups revealed. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams Oil Change International and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with […]

November 2nd

Citizens’ Climate Lobby: What the Inflation Reduction Act means for climate action

This article from Yale Climate Connections explains the plethora of benefits, climate and otherwise, that will follow as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act. By Dana Nuccitelli Citizens’ Climate Lobby The author, CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli, also held a training on this topic, which can be found below. The U.S. Senate passed the Inflation Reduction […]

Boosting renewable energy use can happen quickly – and reduce harm to low-income people if done thoughtfully

With many nations making efforts to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, SciLine interviewed Erin Baker, a professor of industrial engineering and operations at UMass Amherst. Baker discussed the technological, political and regulatory efforts needed for this transition, as well as ways that our fossil fuel-dependent system disproportionately harms poor communities and communities […]

August 11th

Biden throws US solar industry a lifeline with tariff relief, but can incentives bring manufacturing back?

The Biden administration announced it was putting a two-year freeze on the threat of new solar tariffs, throwing a lifeline to U.S. solar installers – and likely to the country’s ability to meet its climate goals.The tariff threat involved imported solar panels and components from four Asian countries that supply about 80% of photovoltaic cells […]

The EU has set a partial ban on Russian oil. What’s next for cutting off Putin’s fossil fuel lifeline?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced Europe to rethink its energy policy – especially its deep dependence on Russia for about one-third of its fossil fuel imports. The European Union has negotiated a plan to partially ban imports of Russian oil, although questions remain about issues such as the timing of an embargo and what […]