Entries by Nina Turner

The first major long-duration storage procurement has arrived

by Julian Spector, Greentech Media Highlights Eight of California’s community choice agencies have published a request for offers seeking 500 megawatts of long-duration storage capacity, helping the state meet its need for 1 gigawatt of long-duration storage by 2026 Long-duration storage allows resources like wind and solar to provide power for longer periods of time There […]

Three-quarters of Americans want to know more about presidential candidates’ plans to tackle global warming: poll

by Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone Highlights New data compiled by Yale University shows that an average of 76% of US adults expressed interest in news stories about the climate plans from the Trump Administration and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden  In California, 80% of people expressed interest in the candidates’ climate plans as the state […]

Rocky Mountain Institute study shows renewables are kicking natural gas to the curb

by Steve Hanley, Clean Technica Highlights New research from the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) shows that renewable energy is leading natural gas as the preferred choice of new electricity generation  The study looks at energy projects from two of America’s largest electricity markets — ERCOT and PJM RMI argues that there should be a shift […]

Can China go net-zero? Two charts show just how ambitious Xi Jinping’s goal is

by Emily Pontecorvo, Grist  Highlights Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that his country aims to reach peak carbon emissions before 2030 and become carbon-neutral by 2060 A newly released blueprint for the country’s energy transition was created by the Tsinghua University’s Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy To reach their carbon neutrality goals, there will […]

The climate science behind this year’s wildfires and powerful storms

by Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes Highlights In 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen discovered that man made climate change would lead to a global rise in temperatures by the year 2020 “Career fires” or fire events that firefighters would likely only see once in their career, can typically burn up to 50,000 acres and are happening […]

Exxon touts carbon capture as a climate fix, but uses it to maximize profit and keep oil flowing

by Kevin Crowley and Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg Highlights Carbon captured by Exxon Mobil’s Shute Creek Treating Facility is being sold to other companies that are injecting the carbon into depleted oil fields to help produce more oil Exxon may have claimed hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits due to the tax credit that encouraged companies […]

Report: CRC’s failure could leave California taxpayers with $900 million burden

by Gabby Brown, Sierra Club Highlights New analysis from the Sierra Club shows that natural gas exploration company California Resources Corporation (CRC) may leave California taxpayers with $900 million in costs for the remediation of thousands of abandoned oil wells CRC has ownership interest in nearly 18,000 oil wells that can cause greenhouse gas emissions, […]

Exxon’s plan for surging carbon emissions revealed in leaked documents

by Kevin Crowley and Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg Highlights Exxon Mobil is raising its yearly emissions to 17% by 2025, releasing an additional 21 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year according to the companies own assessment of its $210 billion investment strategy  New investment and growth plans come after the company experienced losses during the […]