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Tri-State to shut New Mexico, Colorado coal plants by 2030

by Robert Walton, Utility Dive Details on how Tri-State will replace the shuttered coal capacity will have to wait for an announcement next week, said company officials, as right now the focus remains on local community impacts. Almost 600 jobs will be affected. The 253 MW Escalante Station began operations in 1984, and the company […]

BlackRock joins $41 trillion investor climate campaign

by Laura Hurst, Annie Massa, and Emily Chasan, Bloomberg BlackRock Inc. added its almost $7 trillion heft to a group of investors that’s pressing the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to change their ways. The addition of the world’s largest fund manager is a significant milestone for Climate Action 100+, bringing total assets under […]

After a rough year, farmers and Congress are talking about climate solutions

by Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News As millions of acres of American farmland sat under historic floodwaters this spring, a remarkable pattern began to emerge. Even among fields that sat side-by-side, with the same crops and the same soil type, researchers and farmers noticed that some bounced back faster than others. What made the difference? The […]

Community Microgrids: Four examples of local energy that improves lives

by Lena Goodwin, Microgrid Knowledge Community microgrids offer a way for neighborhoods, villages, towns and cities to meet their energy needs locally. Some make a community’s electricity more reliable and green; others serve critical facilities like fire, police and water treatment facilities; and still others are built for remote outposts that otherwise lack access to […]

EU unveils ‘Green Deal’ plan to get Europe carbon neutral by 2050

by Mehreen Khan, InsideClimate News The European Union unveiled a sweeping set of environmental initiatives on Wednesday aimed at creating the world’s first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, touching everything from state aid rules to a green industrial policy and a carbon border tax on imports. In its much-anticipated Green Deal for Europe, the new European […]

Cities are banning natural gas in new homes, citing climate change

by Irina Ivanova, CBS News A growing number of U.S. cities are taking a stand against gas stoves, long billed as a more convenient way to cook, because of their contribution to climate change. Since June, a dozen cities have banned natural gas equipment in new buildings. Berkeley, California, was the first, followed in the […]

LAUSD school board member Nick Melvoin joins protesters in Westwood

Los Angeles Unified School Board commits to transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy

by Shannon Haber, Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Board of Education today approved a resolution sponsored by Board Member Scott M. Schmerelson, Board Vice President Jackie Goldberg and Board Member Dr. George J. McKenna that commits Los Angeles Unified to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2040. The School Board also calls […]

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US insurance industry lags in divesting from fossil fuels

by Insure Our Future The number of insurance companies withdrawing coverage for coal has more than doubled in 2019 as the industry’s retreat from the sector accelerates and spreads beyond Europe, the Unfriend Coal campaign revealed in Insuring Coal No More, its third annual scorecard on insurance and climate change. However, the report finds that […]

We have to cut GHGs 7 percent every year for the next decade to meet Paris Accord Target

by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change On the eve of a year in which nations are due to strengthen their Paris climate pledges, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that unless global greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030, the world will miss the […]

Debut of the Rivian R1T pickup at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, November 27, 2018

By 2021, all-electric trucks from eight manufacturers will hit the U.S. market

by Paul Lienert, Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his spacy Cybertruck have ignited a frenzy over electric pickups, and at least seven other U.S. automakers expect to build new battery-powered trucks by 2021. The question is who will buy them. Companies ranging from General Motors Co (GM.N) to startup Lordstown Motors Corp have said […]