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Buildings consume lots of energy – here’s how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take

Although the coronavirus pandemic has dominated recent headlines, climate change hasn’t gone away. Many experts are calling for a “green” economic recovery that directs investments into low-carbon energy sources and technologies. Charles F. Kutscher, University of Colorado Boulder The Conversation Buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the U.S., compared to 32% for […]

September 17th

EcoRight climate change news for the week of September 11

It’s hard to believe that today is the 19th anniversary of 9/11, a day I still remember so clearly. Hug your loved ones and remember the kindness we exhibited toward each other on this tragic day. By Chelsea Henderson https://republicen.org/blog/climate-week-en-review-september-11-2020EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Remembering Ted Halstead 🌍 Hearts are heavy at team republicEn.org upon learning of the […]

September 11th

3 Hurdles to racial justice in clean energy – and 3 ways U.S. cities can overcome them

For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether ambitious goals translate to ambitious action is another question altogether, and unfortunately we’ve seen cities fall short of their commitments before. By Ted Wong, Lacey Shaver, Eric Mackres and Yeou-Rong Jih  World […]

September 8th

Even before the bribery scandal, pro-life Christians opposed Ohio’s anti-environment nuclear bailout

In mid-July, news broke that Ohio General Assembly Speaker Larry Householder had been arrested for alleged bribery related to his efforts to pass a controversial energy bill in 2019. The bill, HB 6, forced Ohio taxpayers to pay surcharges in order to rescue two failing nuclear power plants. It also carved out benefits for the […]

More than 50,000 pro-life Christians call on Ohio to go 100% renewable energy

Over the past several months, 53,000 pro-life Ohioans have signed a petition calling on Governor Mike DeWine and the members of the Ohio Legislature to transition Ohio to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030. Members of Ohio’s faith community shared information about the importance of clean, renewable energy and what Ohio should do to embrace […]

‘This Is Not Frugal. This Is Stupid’: EU’s $2.1 trillion coronavirus deal falls short on demand for just, green recovery

Climate campaigners on Tuesday chastised European Union governments for failing to deliver a just, green recovery in a $2.1 trillion stimulus fund and long-term spending plan celebrated by regional leaders as a “historic” deal after an “acrimonious” summit that dragged on for nearly five days. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Greenpeace E.U. climate policy adviser […]

July 22nd

Election 2020: The GOP wants you to fear China and love big (American) oil and fracking

A month ago, Abby Smith at the Washington Examiner warned that Republicans were rolling out a new propaganda plank: attacking China on critical minerals – like lithium and cobalt – that are key components of battery and clean energy technologies. The fact that these are also essential ingredients to basically all advanced technology(phones, computers, etc) is generally […]

Citizens Climate Lobby: Racism, climate & working together

Our country is going through an important time right now. Spurred by weeks of protest, millions of people and many organizations are reckoning with their role in America’s ongoing racial injustice, listening to and learning from people that have too often been ignored, and identifying ways to do better. By Flannery Winchester Citizens Climate Lobby […]

Pro-life Christians ask why Pennsylvania is throwing money at dirty energy

Why in the world would Pennsylvania wish to give away money to the natural gas and petrochemical industry? Sadly, that’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 as the House concurred with the Senate-amended HB 732 that gives away $26,666,668 per year in tax breaks for new petrochemical plants in Pennsylvania that use locally […]

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

Ecoright Speaks podcast, episode 5: Conservative energy maven Sarah Hunt

Episode Five of EcoRIght Speaks is live and available on your favorite podcast platform. Don’t forget to subscribe and if you listen on Apple, drop us a five-star rating. There’s a rumor that our producer Price Atkinson will read his favorite reviews on air. By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week, I talk to Sarah Hunt, co-founder and […]

July 14th

Climate Hawks Vote endorses Sara Gideon for Senate to unseat Susan Collins in Maine

Climate Hawk Democrats can flip the Senate by ousting Susan Collins, the endangered Senate Republican who tries to pretend that she’s moderate. Her moment in the national spotlight came in September 2018 when she defended Brett Kavanaugh and cast the deciding vote to confirm him to the Supreme Court, declaring that he would respect settled […]

July 6th

‘We Must Act Now’: 180 House Democrats urge Pelosi to save clean energy industry ‘Decimated’ by Coronavirus

As Congress continues to debate whether and how to keep helping workers and businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, over three-quarters of House Democrats sent a letter Monday urging the lower chamber’s party leaders to ensure the delivery of further relief to the “crucial” clean energy industry, which has been “decimated” by the public […]

June 16th