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  • 10.15.21

    Environmental Groups Don’t Like North Carolina’s New Energy Law, Despite Its Emission-Cutting Goals

    In a year of landmark energy actions by states, the law signed this week in North Carolina is notable for the way clean energy advocates have responded with faint praise or even criticism rather than adulation. House Bill 951 requires electric utilities to cut carbon emissions by 70 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, and […]
  • 10.15.21

    Indigenous Climate Activists Arrested After ‘Occupying’ US Department of Interior

    Dozens of Indigenous climate activists were arrested and removed from the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington on Thursday after taking over a lobby of the department’s Bureau of Indian Affairs for several hours.   Videos posted by activists from inside the building showed a large circle of protesters sitting on the floor with their […]
  • 10.14.21

    Inside Clean Energy: Taking Stock of the Energy Storage Boom Happening Right Now

    Global energy storage development is increasing so quickly and on such a large scale that it’s sometimes difficult to grasp the significance of what’s happening. The energy research firm Wood Mackenzie reports in its most recent forecast that, globally, 12.4 gigawatts of energy storage capacity will come online in 2021, up from 4.9 gigawatts in […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 10.16.21

    Chappelle's Netflix Show Just Isn't Funny

    The comedian needs to just move on.
  • 10.16.21

    Key to Biden's Climate Agenda Like to Be Cut Because of Manchin

    The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.
  • 10.16.21

    Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 10.15.21

    Arrest the government, not Insulate Britain protesters | Letters

    One activist argues that we need systemic governmental change, while Diana Jones suggests there should be a baseline standard for energy-efficient homes

    Patricia Taylor suggests that Insulate Britain activists pour their energy into insulating the places where they live and work (Letters, 13 October). Among other things, I have fitted the biggest solar array in the area on my last workplace. I have eco-retrofitted my own home and given tours of it through Cambridge Carbon Footprint for more than 10 years (the most recent tour can be seen on YouTube).

    The problem is urgent: at least 8,500 people will die this winter because of their leaky homes and 3.2 million British people will have to choose between heating and eating this winter. Insulating homes is a win-win, creating meaningful jobs. Draught-free homes can be kept at much lower temperatures and still be comfortable.

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  • 10.15.21

    Diplomats in last-ditch effort to bring world leaders to Cop26 table

    As attendance of President Xi of China hangs in balance, UK and US launch frantic round of meetings

    The UK, the US and the EU are embarking on a frantic round of climate diplomacy in a last-ditch attempt to bring key countries into a deal on greenhouse gas emissions before the Cop26 climate summit.

    Alok Sharma, the UK cabinet minister who will preside over the talks, has meetings planned with representatives of China after questions were raised over whether the president, Xi Jinping, would attend Cop26 in person, as well as the other G20 big emitters yet to produce plans on emission cuts before the summit, which opens in Glasgow on 31 October.

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  • 10.15.21

    ‘It comes from bacteria, and goes back to bacteria’: the future of plastic alternatives

    Making a biodegradable material strong enough to replace plastic is a tough task. But scientists are trying to do just that

    When people think about plastic waste, they often think of the packaging that swaddles supermarket fruits and vegetables – shiny layers that are stripped away and thrown in the bin as soon as the produce is unloaded at home.

    It’s a wasteful cycle that California-based company Apeel says it can help end. The firm has developed an edible, tasteless and invisible plant-based spray for fruits and vegetables that works as a barrier to keep oxygen out and moisture in, increasing shelf life without the need for single-use plastic.

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