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China Drops Energy Efficiency Targets Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Jun 17, 2020 at 10:57 | Vanand Meliksetian

China’s incredible economic expansion has earned it the status of the world’s largest CO2 emitter. While the Asian country’s economy is second only to the U.S.’ its emission of greenhouse…

Why Covid-19 Won’t Kill The Renewable Revolution

May 14, 2020 at 16:17 | Haley Zaremba

“By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths. One is the path of surrender, where we have sleepwalked past the point…

CO2 Emissions Expected To Fall To 8-Year Lows

May 01, 2020 at 09:48 | Irina Slav

The International Energy Agency expects carbon dioxide emissions to decline by 8 percent this year due to the devastation the coronavirus wreaked on energy demand. The agency said in the…

Is Britain’s Climate Change Plan Too Ambitious?

Feb 05, 2020 at 12:42 | Jon LeSage

Great Britain's energy regulator has rolled out a plan that would govern the nation's net zero greenhouse emission target backed by the new prime minister. It emphasizes finding tangible, workable…

What To Expect From The European Green New Deal

Dec 03, 2019 at 15:32 | Nick Cunningham

The European Union is set to ratchet up its climate ambition, overhauling continent-wide regulation aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions. The urgency is palpable as news of the climate crisis…

Is This The Only Way To Curb Global Warming?

Nov 28, 2019 at 10:54 | City A.M

A new report from the United Nations environment programme (Unep) finds that on current pledges, the world is heading for a 3.2 degree rise. Although G20 nations collectively account for…

U.S. Energy Emissions Rise For The First Time In Half A Decade

Nov 26, 2019 at 16:29 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Higher natural gas consumption due to extreme summer and winter weather and increased petroleum demand in transportation in a strong economy resulted in the United States reversing in 2018 several…

There’s No Quick Fix To Global Emissions Growth

Nov 20, 2019 at 12:14 | Robert Rapier

Last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2019. The WEO projects global energy supply and demand through 2040, under three different scenario assumptions: The…

Keanu Reeves: The Perfect Environmental Role Model

Nov 05, 2019 at 16:44 | Michael Kern

It’s time to set a new climate change benchmark. And we’ll call it the Keanu Reeves Factor (KRF). Generally speaking, being a celebrity means having an outsized…

Big Oil Hit Hard By Supreme Court Rejection

Oct 23, 2019 at 09:31 | Irina Slav

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected requests by a number of oil companies to block three lawsuits launched against them by state and local governments for their role in climate…

Is Eating Meat Worse Than Burning Oil?

Oct 22, 2019 at 10:47 | Charles Kennedy

Bad news for meat worshipers. Eating healthy isn't just good for your body--it’s good for the environment, too, according to a series of new studies, suggesting that only vegetarians…

Debunking The Top 5 Environmental Disaster Films

Oct 16, 2019 at 12:02 | Julianne Geiger

It’s 1983, and the height of the Cold War. The more thoughtful Gen-Xers were contemplating the chances of surviving a nuclear war in a leaky cellar, wondering if the actor-turned-president…

Russia Scrambles To Save Energy Industry From Climate Change

Oct 09, 2019 at 15:47 | Vanand Meliksetian

Late senator John McCain once said that “Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country.” There was some truth in his statement after the disintegration of the Soviet…

Greta Thunberg’s Not-So-Little Carbon Footprint

Oct 04, 2019 at 16:32 | Julianne Geiger

If you’ve heard of the phrase “carbon footprint” chances are, you’ve heard of Greta Thunberg. The impassioned 16-year-old climate activist is now the subject of countless news articles, angry tweets,…

The EU Doesn’t Need A Green New Deal

Aug 29, 2019 at 16:00 | Irina Slav

When Ursula von der Leyen made her EU President pitch to the European Parliament last month, she made her environmental plan a top priority. Now, von der Leyen is due…

Exxon’s Shareholders Reject Climate Resolution

May 30, 2019 at 12:51 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Exxon’s shareholders rejected a proposal to set up a climate change board committee and voted down a proposal for corporate governance changes that some shareholders had proposed to protest…

IEA: CO2 Levels Hit Another Record High

May 27, 2019 at 13:12 | Kurt Cobb

When the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported in late March that energy consumption in 2018 rose at the fastest rate in a decade, it confirmed something that most of…

New Models Suggest Much Faster Global Warming

Apr 29, 2019 at 10:34 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

New climate models now project even faster global warming than previous work. The models were developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Princeton, NJ), the National Science Foundation’s National…

The Oil Industry Faces A ‘Crisis Of Confidence’

Mar 13, 2019 at 15:12 | Nick Cunningham

The oil industry is starting to feel the pressure of climate change. Oil executives, by and large, have not been swayed to change their business practices despite years of warnings…

Major Breakthrough Could “Turn Back The Emissions Clock”

Mar 01, 2019 at 14:50 | Haley Zaremba

Meeting the Paris Agreement target of limiting global climate change to a maximum of just 2°C of warming will be no easy task. As the global population and middle class…

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