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

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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 […]

House votes tomorrow on Inflation Reduction Act. After that comes… Manchin’s dirty pipeline bill

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Tomorrow, the House votes on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, where we expect it to pass on a near-party line vote. President Biden will likely sign it next week with great fanfare. The bill isn’t perfect, because it guarantees way too much fossil fuel production, in way too many frontline communities. By RL […]

EcoRight climate action: Rep. John Curtis has a six-point plan for reducing carbon emissions

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Last week, at a presentation before The Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah Rep. John Curtis issued his six-point plan for dealing with climate change. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “For good or bad, I’m the elephant in the climate room,” the founder of the House Conservative Climate Caucus said as he presented his plan for action. “I’ve been known […]

Election 2022: More positive news for climate hawks from Tuesday night’s primaries

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Mostly good news, and reasons for climate hope, last night from Vermont, Wisconsin and elsewhere. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Some numbers from last night: 23 points: the margin of victory climate hawk Becca Balint had over her moderate opponent in the primary for the Vermont at-large Congressional seat. 77.8 percent: Mandela Barnes’ share […]

The Inflation Reduction Act is both an historic climate action breakthrough – and the last gasp of a dying fossil fuel oligarchy

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While many environmental advocates celebrate the Senate Democrats’ climate deal this week, frontline activists and more critical voices continue to note that the legislation, whatever its promises and upsides, remains an inadequate response to the global emergency that will likely further harm communities already affected by fossil fuel pollution. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The Senate approved the Inflation Reduction Act […]

After CO2Coalition gets banned on LinkedIn, RealClearEnergy gives them a forum to whine about it

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While Facebook and Twitter continue to amplify climate disinformation, LinkedIn seems to be making some effort to deny climate deniers’ the chance to propagate climate disinformation. Most recently, the professional social network has apparently banned the CO2 Coalition’s members, and the group itself. By Climate Denier Roundup Which makes sense! Given that the group was revealed in a Greenpeace […]

The UN has declared a universal human right to a healthy, sustainable environment – here’s where resolutions like this can lead

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Climate change is already affecting much of the world’s population, with startlingly high temperatures from the Arctic to Australia. Air pollution from wildfires, vehicles and industries threatens human health. Bees and pollinators are dying in unprecedented numbers that may force changes in crop production and food availability. Joel E. Correia, University of Florida The Conversation […]

Inflation Reduction Act: The clean energy transition will create a lot of jobs — for men

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Congress is poised to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $369 billion for climate action — what experts are calling the largest investment to combat climate change in U.S. history. It passed the Senate on Sunday and is expected to go to a vote in the House later this week. By Jessica Kutz The […]

Today’s Action: Join CCL in contacting your Reps to vote for the climate action in the Inflation Reduction Act

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Senate Democrats have agreed on a budget reconciliation bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, that includes major investments in fighting climate change. Here’s how you can help. By Flannery Winchester Citizens’ Climate Lobby  It’s happening! Congress is moving forward with an ambitious climate package that will reduce America’s emissions 40% by 2030 and lower energy costs for […]

Amazon will have a hard time reaching net zero after emissions rose 18% last year

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This week, retail giant Amazon announced that its carbon emissions jumped by a staggering 18% in 2021 during the pandemic and, overall, its emissions are up 40% since 2019. The vast majority of these increases came from many of the out-of-sight, out-of-mind things it takes to get billions of packages to consumers’ front doors—think: ships, planes, […]

GOP coordinating state-level attacks on corporate climate action – and consumers are paying the price

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Republican state treasurers are coordinating with each other and conservative groups to execute a well-funded campaign to block climate policies at the state and federal level, a New York Times investigation Friday revealed. The group meets regularly to exchange tactics and talking points, taking cues from one another on implementing policies that protect fossil fuel […]

So we’re planning emissions cuts – How fast can we stop Earth from warming?

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Global warming doesn’t stop on a dime. If people everywhere stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow, stored heat would still continue to warm the atmosphere. Richard B. (Ricky) Rood, University of Michigan The Conversation Picture how a radiator heats a home. Water is heated by a boiler, and the hot water circulates through pipes and radiators […]

EcoRight Speaks podcast: CO2mmit founder Jim Tolbert, life long EcoRighter

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Listeners, if you have been with us since season one, episode one, then you know Jim Tolbert is no stranger to the show. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Our official first “three-peat” guest, he’s a giant in the EcoRight world and he’s coming at you with a new and exciting project. Based on the principle […]

Climate denier Watts swears he’ll never lie (oops, he’s lying)

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Wow, what a week for us to take off! While we’re sure you sorely missed our takes on the takes about how the Inflation Reduction Act is totally super bad according to all the people whose livelihoods depend on fossil fuel profits prolific enough to provide millions in “philanthropic” support to their employer or campaigns, on Sunday it passed — so […]

Today’s Action: Contact your Reps for swift passage of the Inflation Reduction Act climate bill!

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This past weekend, the Senate stayed up all Saturday night to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Now, the bill goes back to the House of Representatives, which means they have to get back to work before they take their month-long vacation. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote Click here to send a quick […]