U.S. Saw Its 4th-Hottest Year On Record In 2021, Fueled By Record-Warm December

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 00:46:08 +0000

Nation struck with 20 separate billion-dollar disasters in 2021

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Ameren to Close 1.2-GW Coal Power Plant by March 2024, 15 Years Early

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 22:41:11 +0000

In a Dec. 14 filing with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Ameren Missouri announced its intent to retire two 600-MW units at the Rush Island Energy Center 15 years earlier than previously planned due to “changed circumstances since the Remedy Ruling.” The court’s remedy ruling, delivered on Sept. 30, 2019, […]

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DOE Releases New Reports Highlighting Record Growth & Declining Costs of Wind Power

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 21:00:07 +0000

2020 sees record for land-based wind generation, 24% increase in pipeline of offshore wind energy — laying the foundation for rapid growth in years to come.

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Decarbonized Buildings & Vehicles Create Good Missouri Jobs

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 22:20:13 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Gabrielle Habeeb & Ashok Gupta  Eliminating carbon emissions from our building and transportation sectors will be critical to maintaining a healthy and livable climate. This week’s IPCC report makes it clear that heat waves will continue to worsen — so we must rise to the challenge in addressing and […]

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Rental Efficiency Standards: A Win for Equity & Climate

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sun, 30 May 2021 10:00:41 +0000

Originally published on RMI.org. By Jake Glassman & Sneha Ayyagari COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn have turned the existing housing crisis from bad to worse. Renters in more than 8 million homes are behind on payments, and as they struggle to make ends meet, utility bills further burden tenants. Compounding this problem is a lack […]

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St. Louis Initiates Electric Transition

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:43:13 +0000

Courtesy of NRDC. By Kelly Blynn, Stefan Schaffer  This blog was co-authored with Maurice Muia, Climate Advisor to the City of St. Louis. St. Louis continues to set a brisk pace on its path toward clean transportation: In February, Mayor Lyda Krewson signed an executive order that formally begins the transition for the city fleet, requiring city […]

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How Cities Are Electrifying The Auto Market — Carsharing

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 20:09:55 +0000

It’s no secret that transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in the United States. So it’s not surprising that, besides promoting the use of public transit, biking, and walking, cities are also embracing electric vehicles (EVs) in their quest to cut carbon emissions. But some are thinking outside of the box: In addition to electrifying municipal fleets, many of […]

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DJI: 500 People Saved by Small Drones So Far

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 20:15:55 +0000

To show the good small drones are doing, DJI has an online map and counter showing how many people have been saved by drone operators. According to the company, drones have not only found missing people so others could rescue them, but they have also brought supplies to trapped survivors and found people through smoke and darkness who were unconscious

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2020: Watt a Year for Building Electrification!

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2020 21:29:01 +0000

While 2020 brought a host of challenges to the country, many states and cities still forged ahead with actions to address the climate impacts of a stubborn sector: buildings. Across the United States, local leaders are acknowledging the climate, economic, and health impacts of burning fossil fuels in buildings and accelerating the transition to modern, clean electric appliances

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EPA Awards $2.23 Million For “Clean Diesel” Projects … Seriously.

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:22:58 +0000

If you thought “clean diesel” was a scam long left in our automotive past, you haven’t met the Donald Trump “Environmental Protection Agency” being run by former fossil fuel lobbyist Andrew Wheeler

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