Entries by Nina Turner

GM investing billions in Michigan plant to produce electric trucks, SUVs

by Zack Budryk, The Hill Highlights: General Motors (GM) hopes to revive the Michigan auto manufacturing industry by investing $2 billion in their Detroit plant. This location will be used to manufacturing their new all electric truck starting in 2021. GM claims the opening of the plant will create over 2,000 new manufacturing jobs in […]

The biggest sustainability funds are beating the market

by Mathieu Benhamou, Emily Chasan and Saijel Kishan, Bloomberg Highlights: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Funds are gaining popularity as sustainability-focused investing becomes the new trend. Big funders are focused on investing in companies that tackle energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact Tech, healthcare, and financial services companies are some of the top ESG funds, as their […]

California moves to tackle another big emissions source: fossil fuel use in buildings

by Justin Gerdes, Greentech Media Highlights: The California Public Utilities Commission has dedicated $45 million to heat pump water heater incentives. Around $4 million will be exclusively for low-income residents. Since 90% of heat pump water heaters and furnaces in California are powered by natural gas or propane, the heat pump water heater incentives will […]

Green Deal law to make EU’s energy shift irreversible

by Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg, January 28, 2020 Highlights The European Union is drafting a measure, titled the Green Deal, to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions entirely by 2050 in hopes to become the world’s first carbon neutral continent.  The EU wants to make their new climate law irreversible  The Green Deal is meant to keep Europe […]

IEEFA update: Bankruptcies multiply for fracking sector

by Kathy Hipple, IEEFA, January 28, 2020 Highlights Forty-two companies within the United States that have fracking based portfolios filed for bankruptcy in 2019: In total, the aggregate debt of these companies was $26 billion The fracking sector struggled due to overproduction, gas and oil prices, and increasing debt throughout the past 5 years Moody’s […]

Tropical forests losing ability to absorb CO2, study says

by Daisy Dunne, Carbon Brief, January 27, 2020 Highlights Tropical forests are losing their ability to capture carbon dioxide from the air due to deforestation.  The boreal forests found in cool temperature, high mountain ranges are sequestering more CO2 than tropical forests due to the rise of the CO2 Fertilization Effect Roughly 30% of all […]

Spain declares a national climate emergency

by John Bowden, Bloomberg, January 21, 2020 Highlights Spain has declared a climate emergency and intends to write legislation to be sent to parliament in the next 100 days.  The European Union Parliament declared a climate emergency in November and Spain is following their lead by setting a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 Spain is […]

Water Board Directs Staff to Develop Detailed Plans and Establish Partnerships

Water Board Directs Staff to Develop Detailed Plans and Establish Partnerships For Immediate Release:             Contact: Woody Hastings, Climate Protection Campaign April 10, 2012, 12:00 noon                        707-525-1665, ext. 117 Santa Rosa, CA—Today the Sonoma County Water Agency Board voted unanimously to move forward on six fronts with the prospective local electricity provider known as Sonoma Clean […]