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Australia ‘Sleep-Walking’ Toward Climate Catastrophe, Figueres Warns, as Crucial National Election Looms

Australians must vote for more effective climate policies in this Saturday’s federal election, advises former United Nations climate secretary Christiana Figueres, warning that the current government’s lacklustre commitments are leading the country to catastrophe. …

05/18/22
                                                               

Advocates say Duke Energy’s North Carolina climate plan relies too heavily on fossil fuels

Duke Energy’s plan to meet North Carolina’s climate law is met with skepticism; state regulators will have the final say.
Advocates say Duke Energy’s North Carolina climate plan relies too heavily on fossil fuels is an…

05/17/22
                                                               

Gas, electric companies cut off 270,000 Ohioans amid pandemic and billions in profit

Seven gas and electric companies in Ohio shut off service due to nonpayment more than 270,000 times over one year during the pandemic as their corporate parents reported billions in profits.
Gas, electric companies cut off…

05/17/22
                                                               

Commentary: Oregon must take action to stay in the race to cut emissions

Oregon has adopted some of the nation’s most significant climate policies, but new research shows the state still has work to do.
Commentary: Oregon must take action to stay in the race to cut emissions is…

05/17/22
                                                               

Ocean animals face a mass extinction from climate change

By Sarah Kaplan Photo: Caleb Jones/AP

Warming waters are cooking creatures in their own habitats. Many species are slowly suffocating as oxygen leaches out of the seas. Even populations that have managed to withstand the ravages of overfishing, pollution and habitat loss are struggling to survive amid accelerating climate change.

04/28/22

Coal Capacity Rose by Almost 1% in 2021 Despite Scientists Calling for Quick Phaseout

Coal releases more greenhouse gas emissions than any other fossil fuel, and is currently the leading contributor to the climate crisis. That’s why it’s concerning that coal capacity actually increased by nearly one percent in…

04/26/22

Canada to Add 5.5 GW of Solar and Wind in 2022

Canada is on track to add 5.5 gigawatts of new solar and wind capacity this year, most of it in Alberta, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. …

04/26/22

U.S. Grids Plan $140B Per Year for System Upgrades in 2022, 2023

U.S. utilities are getting set to invest US$140 billion per year in 2022 and 2023 to upgrade obsolete infrastructure, boost reliability, and get ready for the surge in demand they’ll be seeing with the rise…

04/25/22

Germany Announces New Plan to ‘Turbocharge’ Transition to Renewable Energy

Responding to both the climate crisis and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Germany unveiled a major package Wednesday to speed its transition to renewable energy.  The goal of the new plan is for Germany to get…

04/07/22
                                                               

Spain’s Oldest Train Line Crumbling Into Sea Due to Climate-Fueled Erosion

In Spain, the historic train line that runs along the Maresme Coast ⁠has been plucking passengers from Barcelona and sweeping them down the shimmering coastline since 1848, according to The Guardian. The oldest train line…

03/31/22