What the Clean Energy for America Act Gets Right — And How It Can Improve

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 03:00:12 +0000

Originally published on the World Resources Institute. By John Feldmann, Devashree Saha, and Rajat Shrestha  Under the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, tax credits for clean energy and technologies are expected to play an important role in achieving a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Clean Energy for America Act, introduced by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April […]

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Vancouver filmmaker’s Climate Change Babies documentary free to view for Mother’s Day weekend

Credit to Author: Tiffany Crawford| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 04:48:54 +0000

The 45-minute film features Babies for Climate Action, a B.C. group of new parents and grandparents that formed to provide support for climate fears and inspire each other to take action

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Don’t Let Them Fool You: Disinformation Is Not an Accident

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 16:13:29 +0000

Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists. By Astrid Caldas, Senior Climate Scientist I recently appeared in a video made by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The video, where I talk about climate science communication, is part of a series on “Countering Science Misinformation.” While recording it, I realized that, while misinformation is the most […]

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Recent Pledges Very Slightly Improve Climate Outlook

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 15:30:54 +0000

Recently updated national pledges to cut climate pollution bring aggregated global climate targets closer to the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement, but remain insufficient to prevent the worst climate impacts unless further actions to reach net-zero by 2050 are taken, scientists say. A new report from Climate Action Tracker shows global temperatures will […]

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Increasing Extreme Heat & Power Failures Put City Residents At Risk

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 03:22:24 +0000

Increasingly frequent power failures combined with heatwaves fueled by climate change pose severe, compounding threats to major American cities, new research suggests. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology, looked at Atlanta, Detroit, and Phoenix and found at least two-thirds of residents in those cities would be vulnerable to heat exhaustion or heat stroke […]

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US EPA To Cut Hydrofluorocarbon Production & Use

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 02:52:35 +0000

The EPA on Monday proposed a rule to slash U.S. production and use of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years, beginning in 2022. Hydrofluorocarbons are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning and are thousands of times more potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. The proposed rule would be […]

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Alaska Railroad Gambling Diversion Now Part Of Climate Record

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 11:00:06 +0000

A tradition begun more than a century ago is now an important part of the Alaskan climate record — and it shows spring river melt is happening earlier, Reuters reports. On Friday, April 30, at 12:50 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, the ice on the Tanana River in the Alaska community of Nenana melted enough to […]

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TVA, Eyeing Coal Phaseout by 2035, Will Rely on Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 14:47:27 +0000

The post TVA, Eyeing Coal Phaseout by 2035, Will Rely on Nuclear appeared first on POWER Magazine.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) expects to phase out its coal generation by 2035, but achieving net-zero carbon emissions without raising power prices or adversely affecting reliability will require substantial investments in energy storage and carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). TVA also will need to extend the lifetime of its nuclear power, and adopt the […]

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Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Are Mostly Bad Policy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 03 May 2021 16:05:44 +0000

People asserting that SMRs are the primary or only answer to energy generation either don’t know what they are talking about, are actively dissembling or are intentionally delaying climate action.

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