Green Economy

Forget the Duck Curve. Renewables Integration in the Midwest Is a Whole Other Animal

In the Great Plains, wind energy is cheap. Crazy cheap.<br>With the lowest levelized costs approaching $10 per megawatt-hour and thousands of megawatts …

Renewable Energy

Washington State Should Stop Blocking Planned Coal Export Terminal

In their 2007 book, “Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy,” then-Representative Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks made their opposition to coal abundantly clear. Boldly stating that coal is “killing us,” their treatise was just the beginning of a yearslong public campaign by Mr. …

Opinion

Florida Business Leaders Concur: Clean and Renewable Energy is the Way Forward

<b>(MIAMI, FL)</b> – A new Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) survey found that a vast majority of Floridians believe that access to clean and renewable …

Renewable Energy

Seven U.S. Cities Plan to Power City Government Operations with Renewables

© by Will Driscoll<p>Chicago, which has committed to power its 900 municipal buildings with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025, has joined a …

Urban Design

2018 C.K. Prahalad Awards for Global Business Sustainability Leadership Honor Apple’s Lisa Jackson and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

CEF presented the 2018 C.K. Prahalad Awards in two categories: sustainability business leadership by an individual to Lisa Jackson, Vice President of …

CSR

Australian car fleet could be 90% EVs by 2050

Report forecasts moderate policy intervention could see EV sales at 615,000 a year by 2030, put EVs at 90% of cars on roads by 2050.

Electric Vehicles

Coal Plants Keep Shutting Despite Trump’s Order to Rescue Them

President Donald Trump has ordered a rescue of the nation’s struggling coal and nuclear power industries, but that doesn’t mean utilities are …

Fossil Fuels

Are you ready to compete in a clean energy economy?

In this fast-changing and competitive environment, reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations is an increasingly important differentiator …

Fossil Fuels

Protect Immigrant Rights; End the Crises That Drive Migration

Photo by www.ice.gov | Public DomainThe ugliness of US immigration policy is once again evident. There is national outrage that separating children, …

Immigration

New Jersey Is Now The United States' Hottest Clean Energy Economy

When Governor Murphy recently signed a landmark clean energy bill into law, New Jersey reclaimed the national policy leadership it abdicated during years of stagnation under the Christie Administration, and jump-started the state’s clean energy economy.<p>The state is now a member of the exclusive …

Renewable Energy

The path forward for net-zero emissions climate policy

Climate change is a defining threat of our generation. But the way forward has never been clearer. Electric power generation is being transformed by …

Climate

Georgia: PM Designate Meets Startups, Talks FinTech, Green Economy

(Civil.Ge) — Mamuka Bakhtadze, prime-ministerial designate from the ruling Georgian Dream, chose to hold his first meeting in this new role with …

Startups

Why is there no real dialogue about mega-project on North Branch of Chicago River?

Sterling Bay’s 70-plus acre venture on the North Branch of the Chicago River will transform the entire North Side of the city, swelling the daytime …

Fossil Fuels

Global warming set to exceed 1.5C, slow growth - UN draft

Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5C, slow growth – UN draft<p>News.<p><b>Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5C, slow growth - U.N. draft</b><p>Global …

Fossil Fuels

AT&T Expands its Renewable Energy Program with NextEra Energy Resources

BRUNI, Texas, June 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate today's Global Wind Day, AT&T* is expanding its renewable energy program with NextEra Energy Resources. Together, AT&T and subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources will help to deliver clean energy, create jobs, boost the local economy and …

Renewable Energy

Women in the Green Economy | by Isabella Lövin & Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

LAGOS/STOCKHOLM – In Ghana, a group of enterprising women and young people is building bicycles out of an unlikely material: bamboo. Ten farmers grow …

Sustainability

The 10 Best Cities For Freelancers In 2018

According to extensive research done by Hoofdkraan.nl Prague is the best place to live as a freelancer in 2018 and 7 out of 10 of the best cities for …

Business (South Africa)

Sierra Club Applauds MA Senate For Passage of Clean Energy Bill

Sierra Club Applauds MA Senate for Passage of “Clean Energy Future” Bill<p>BOSTON, MA --The Massachusetts Senate today voted to approve “An Act to …

Fossil Fuels

We Need Real Scientific Breakthroughs To Build A Clean Energy Economy

Developing new battery chemistries is going to be key Related posts: This Startup Is Leveraging Decades Of Pollution To Help Build a Clean Energy …

Clean Energy

Beware Democracy Peacocks

The American Republic is under serious threat. With each passing day, Donald Trump, the Trump kakistocracy, and its Republican co-conspirators are …

Donald Trump

Cyberscammer swindled $93,000 by getting Massachusetts Clean Energy Center official to wire money, audit says

An online scammer stole $93,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, according to an audit released Monday by Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne …

Western Massachusetts

One in 15 Vancouverites now works in the green economy, says report

Kate WilsonDespite the Canadian controversy over pipelines and rising global temperatures, Vancouver is continuing to establish itself as one of the …

Sustainability

Green Economy Reaches Landmark

Mark Makepeace, chief executive of FTSE Russell, said the green economy has reached 6% of the global listed equity market, the same as the oil and …

Green Living

Everybody hates Trump’s coal and nuclear bailout plan

Except the president's favorite coal industry executive and a bankrupt nuke company.<p>President Donald Trump’s fixation on bailing out the coal and …

Environmentalism

Closing coal plants is reducing premature births — immediately

As moms, we'll never forget those last few weeks of pregnancy, a nervous and exciting time when the rest of the world seemed to fall away, as we did …

Fossil Fuels

Climate change debate: It's James Shaw's turn to listen

You won't be hearing the Climate Change Minister talk much about climate change over the next six weeks.<p>Instead, James Shaw says he wants to hear …

New Zealand Politics

Renewable energy jobs on the ballot

If I asked you the most important state for renewable energy, what comes to mind?<p>Is it California? You can make a good case for California. …

Renewable Energy

Living Planet: Bristol walks away from cars

The small British city of Bristol has successfully cut carbon emissions over the past decade, even as its economy grew. How is the former European …

Carbon Emissions

$26 Trillion Investment Alliance Calls On U.S. And Rest Of G7 To Scale Up Climate Ambitions

Some of the world’s biggest investors have called on global leaders to scale up their climate change ambitions, increase investment in the switch to a low-carbon economy and help companies to reduce their climate risks.<p>The call comes as a new report reveals that the G7 nations – the U.S., France, …

Fossil Fuels

U.S. Close to Electing First Ever Native American Congresswoman

Last night, activist, progressive politician and Pueblo of Laguna tribe-member, Deb Haaland won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's 1st Congressional district. Now, given the district's solidly democratic voting record, Haaland is poised to win the seat and make history as the first Native …

Native Americans