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Gavin Newsom tells CalPERS, CalSTRS to favor green investments in climate change order

by Adam Ashton, Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an executive order to leverage the might of California’s $700 billion public pension funds and the state’s purchasing power as a highway builder in a campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Newsom’s order caps a week in his administration fought with Trump administration over […]

‘Worse than anyone expected’: Air travel emissions vastly outpace predictions

by Hiroko Tabuchi, NY Times Greenhouse gas emissions from commercial air travel are growing at a faster clip than predicted in previous, already dire, projections, according to new research — putting pressure on airline regulators to take stronger action as they prepare for a summit next week. The United Nations aviation body forecasts that airplane […]

Solar and wind power are outgrowing subsidies

by Mark Chediak and Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg For years, wind and solar power were derided as boondoggles. They were too expensive, the argument went, to build without government handouts. Today, renewable energy is so cheap that the handouts they once needed are disappearing. On sun-drenched fields across Spain and Italy, developers are building solar farms […]

Amazon Inc. commits to net zero carbon by 2040 and 100 percent renewables by 2030

by Jonathan Shieber, TechCrunch In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued a call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of a sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle of […]

Most U.S. grids are getting cleaner – except the largest one

by Brian Eckhouse and Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg Every major U.S. electricity grid is getting significantly greener. Except for the massive one serving 65 million Americans. That’s just as problematic as it sounds for the policymakers, power providers and climate activists looking to wean Americans off fossil fuels. While members of other systems move quickly […]