India: Prime Minister's Perculiar Proposal
Headline, verbatim "Indian PM Modi's office proposes waiving carbon tax on coal"
Headline, verbatim "Indian PM Modi's office proposes waiving carbon tax on coal"
With temperatures hitting 105 degrees, is the capital of the Australian state nearest Antarctica suffering the new climate normal?
Eloquent writing about our planet + knowledge about our climate tragedy
How the City of Light is becoming the City Of Bikes
8 targeted tips to aid local reporters excel at climate journalism
What's NYC doing to counteract the shocking rise in 2019's bike deaths?
Governor Cuomo to propose a feasibility study for high-speed rail in NY
A decade of climate research reveals that risks are rising now. Take aways: feedback loops + tipping points
"The bigger message for today is arguably that as the climate changes, nations will be stronger if they stick together and not try to go it alone,” Prof Rosanne D’Arrigo of @LamontEarth on work on tree rings and what caused famine in Scotland 300 yrs ago. https://t.co/C6cJ3ZEknY pic.twitter.com/CEUolJDQS8— Earth Institute (@earthinstitute) December 27, 2019
Evidence shows northeast states as the fastest-warming part of the US over the last 5 years
Cruise ships in port in Red Hook, could plug into to pollution-free electricity, but they don't. Who's going to make them?
New Yorkers depend on reliable electric power, now, Con Ed examines its climate risks
Get ready for having the coolest summer ever with this Lower East Side Green Map
3 emerging trends will mean it's no longer your grandpa's utility business
Will NY become the second state to ban single use polystyrene food containers + packaging? If not, why not?
NYC's track record of doing big, difficult things boosts hopes for a sustainable energy future by way of keeping its Climate Mobilization Act promises
Signs of climate change impacts on globe-wide weather events
The federal regulator of interstate electric markets, FERC, issues a year-end rule hostile to renewable energy. Read + prepare for 2020
Can museums filled with great art survive without oil industry money?
The Dutch high court rules GHG emissions cuts of at least 25% must occur in 2020
Want to stop cyclist/pedestrian crashes? Here's how
FERC, the federal energy system regulator, issues a rule that will raise costs for clean energy suppliers, environmentalists call this a partisan attempt to protect fossil fuels
Stuyvesant Town + Peter Cooper Village were built in the 1940's, now they're leaders of 21 century residential sustainability
Based on his record + his platform, what would President Bloomberg do to advance climate protection?
12 specific + realistic legal tools to advance climate 'preparedness'
The 14th Street busway is making bus tri[ps faster, boosting both ridership + biking, a transportation hat trick!
Making the case for global carbon emissions peaking now, but declining by the end of the 2020's with insurgent renewable energy
First nations peoples of Australia could become the world's first heat-crisis refugees
Net zero energy buildings move from aspiration to reality
DeliverZero provides a take out container recycling service at nine Park Slope restaurants.
A cap + trade program for tailpipe emissions announced by 11 east coast states + Washington DC
(READ THE LINK, READ THE THREAD)
The power sector is EASY with a commitment to deep decarbonization. A lot will occur even without climate policies. Space heating is not that.— Noah Kaufman (@noahqk) December 18, 2019
Industry is HARD. We don't know how to decarbonize some emissions sources. Space heating is not that either.
But how easy/hard is it?
States can do big things when innovating their regulatory frameworks for energy efficiency, check out California
I am proposing banning single-use styrofoam food containers statewide.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 17, 2019
Styrofoam is one of the most common pollutants and a public health hazard. It's everywhere and it will continue to pollute our environment if we don't act. #SOTS2020 #MakingProgressHappen
Germany is poised to double its carbon emissions price, but critics demand higher prices
The MTA makes mass transit history, deploys its first fleet of 15 articulated all-electric buses on 14th Street, with the purchase of another 500 in the works
COP 25 fails to make any progress on global climate action plans, with the US, China, India + Brazil the biggest baddies
The failure of UN climate diplomacy in Madrid makes the economic self-interest of advancing decarbonizing technologies our best hope
NYC's first all electric hi-rise, also meeting Passive House standards, will be built on Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue
With a goal of cutting carbon emissions 50% by 2030, the Bloomberg-for-President climate plan starts with actions that can be taken by Executive Order
5 legal issues that climate-action cities need to tackle
79 ideas for climate-friendly gifts
Demonstrators in Sydney protest bushfires + demand immediate climate action
Overhauling + refreshing the old emissions trading scheme is a big stumbling block at the COP25 meeting in Madrid
Seize the the high points of NYC's new sustainable roof laws
Can you guess how much energy is lost via today's electric power grid + translate that into added carbon emissions?
Is there a 'corporate takeover' of the UN's COP25 climate meeting?
Is the climate crisis movement suffering from a generation gap or is it facing big strategic choices?
Rapid heating, disappearing sea ice, methane-leaking permafrost, the Arctic as we know it gets a D grade, as in Dying
What's a make or break in successful state + local climate action? Building codes
With local government as the electric power purchaser, can renewable energy get cheaper + more in demand? BTW, the NYC Council is considering just such legislation
If denser building near mass transit is a good urban climate policy, how to push for affordable development as part of the package? And that's not all
Concrete's a climate killer, so what's the alternative?
"You're here spending a few moments with me but that's nothing compared to the hours that members of Congress have spent with lobbyists from corporations that make billions of dollars off of the destruction of my generations future"#ActOnClimate #KeepItInTheGround pic.twitter.com/cKtVgKK9m2— Paul Dawson (@PaulEDawson) December 6, 2019
Electrification? Why you need to know about its potential + its prospects
What kind of industrial policy will be up to the task of advancing essential climate action goals?
NY is one of 30 states to cut its environmental budget + staff numbers since 2008. Did its top officials figure the federal government had the state covered?
12 essential legal tools to advance our climate impact preparedness
Who's on first in the Sunrise Movement's Presidential Green New Deal Scorecard?
Yes, there is an award for designing a better NYC trash can - the favorite of both Sanitation workers + the public
What are the lurching changes that are keeping climate scientists up at night?
The American Prospect devotes an entire issue to making the feasibility case for the Green New Deal. Its migraine-level headache is the politics
A net zero carbon emissions by 2050 pledge made by Spanish energy firm Respol attracts expert attention
Why are sustainable banking insiders glum about their industry's impact?
In 2006, NYC hoped to delay the need for new power plants until 2012. In 2019, it's clear the City did better than it hoped.
Allowing electric cargo-delivery bikes to park at existing commercial parking zones is a traffic decongestion experiment NYC will launch for 6 months
Now, both the State & the City of New York have PACE programs to link up lenders who want to make secure loans with owners who want to make their properties more energy efficient or transition to renewable energy. Here's how
Whose attitudes + which actions shift in the wake of recent youth-lead climate demonstrations?
The storage battery industry is changing at warp speed + generating lots of questions. Answers here
Weather exports report the 2010-2019 decade is likely to be the hottest on record + the heat's not the only thing setting records
Reader Alert. This is not about the climate crisis. Just a respite
‘The point of no return is no longer over the horizon,’ + climate laggard countries raise risks in sight now
Speaker Pelosi + 14 other House members attending the COP25 Madrid climate conference
To find your way on the NYC subway system, its map is a must, but who designed the map?
Is it the economics or the politics of the energy landscape that undercuts the power of renewables to address the climate crisis?