UK needs to deliver on climate, not set higher 2030 target, say advisers

The Glasgow pact calls on countries to improve their 2030 plans next year but the Cop26 host’s goal is already in line with 1.5C, the Climate Change Committee says

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Inside Clean Energy: Here’s How Compressed Air Can Provide Long-Duration Energy Storage – Inside Climate News

A grid that runs mostly on wind and solar, part of the future that clean energy advocates are working toward, will need lots of long-duration energy storage to get through the dark of night and cloudy or windless days. Hydrostor, a Canadian company, has filed applications in the last week with California regulators to build […]
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What Privilege Means in the Climate Crisis Fight

No longer insulated from the climate crisis, the Global North has the power to lead the charge against the pollution it has long enabled.

Adaptation is context specific

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 02 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01233-0

Flooding-adaptation studies often ignore unique social, cultural and institutional drivers. Now, research illuminates the drivers that are unique versus shared across socio-cultural contexts and adaptations, which vary in ease of implementation.

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Contextualizing cross-national patterns in household climate change adaptation

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 02 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01222-3

The context and motivation around adaptation are influenced by local culture and institutions. In the United States, China, Indonesia and the Netherlands, some factors (such as perceived costs) have similar influences on household adaptation to flooding, but others (such as flood experience) differ between countries.

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Dear People of 2021: What Can We Learn From Hindsight?

For the first series from the Headway initiative, we followed up on forecasts from decades past to ask what the passage of time has revealed.

Gas Exports Backfire on US Consumers, Generators

Working on a piece examining, among other things, how liquified natural gas exports mean that US consumers are now competing in a global market, with inevitable price rises. I’ve spoken to a number of smart people about this, including James Osborn, who covers energy for the Houston Chronicle. (above) Justin Gerdes in Energy Monitor: Until […]

Adaptation is context specific

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 02 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01233-0

Flooding-adaptation studies often ignore unique social, cultural and institutional drivers. Now, research illuminates the drivers that are unique versus shared across socio-cultural contexts and adaptations, which vary in ease of implementation.

Contextualizing cross-national patterns in household climate change adaptation

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 02 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01222-3

The context and motivation around adaptation are influenced by local culture and institutions. In the United States, China, Indonesia and the Netherlands, some factors (such as perceived costs) have similar influences on household adaptation to flooding, but others (such as flood experience) differ between countries.

Consumers Eating at Home Lead to Higher Sales at Kroger

The grocery chain raised its full-year guidance as consumers continued to opt for eating at home, but said higher supply-chain costs are squeezing its profits.