Banks Love Renewable Energy, But Their Boardrooms Are Still Linked With Fossil Fuels Corporations

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:38:31 +0000

Clouds of smoke and fire emerge during a controlled burn in an effort to clean up oil in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Justin Stumberg/U.S. NavyBig banks are talking the talk about clean, renewable energy and sustainability, but many of them still have members who have major ties to some of the world’s largest fossil fuel corporations

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Formosa Doesn’t Have Louisiana’s Best Interest At Heart

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:46:16 +0000

Baton RougeFormosa Plastics is going to be our shiny new petrochemical plant that will provide jobs for Louisiana citizens. However, the company’s lovely image of being a job-provider and great company that will support the state economy is marred with its history of dumping plastic waste into waterways and its cruelty to the descendants of the slaves buried on the company’s land. Yes, you read that right: Formosa is building on a burial ground

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D.C. Attorney General Is Suing Oil & Gas Companies For Their Misinformation Campaigns

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 02:21:52 +0000

Attorney General Karl A. Racine of D.C is suing four of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. He spoke at a news conference and said that ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, and Chevron have all violated the District’s consumer protection law

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USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:38:02 +0000

Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Some say we can shift to 100 percent clean power by 2050 with little friction and minimal cost. Others

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An Interview With Progressive Candidate Lindsey Boylan About Climate Policy & Taking On Jerry Nadler

Credit to Author: Harry Stoltz| Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 00:21:37 +0000

Lindsey Boylan is taking on representative Jerry Nadler’s NY-10 seat in the upcoming 2020 House election. Running on a platform of climate change legislation, curbing systemic inequality, and expanding economic rights, Boylan is pitching herself as someone who will actively fight for a progressive future

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Importance of Accelerating EV Adoption To Reduce CO2 Emissions, Using Kenya As An Example

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 01:00:40 +0000

It’s clear to see that by increasing the penetration of electric vehicles every year, EV adoption will displace a significant amount of CO2 in Kenya. Kenya’s grid is already powered by a generation mix that is 93% renewable, thanks to significant contributions from geothermal, hydropower, wind, and some utility-scale solar plants. And since 39% of CO2 emissions in Kenya are from the transport sector, the transition to electromobility is the best route to reducing these emissions

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A Win For The First Amendment (And Clean Energy) In Louisiana — #HB197 Vetoed

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:54:52 +0000

Last week I wrote about Louisiana’s HB197, a bill that would violate the First Amendment rights of Louisiana. This bill was especially harsh on black protesters who have been protesting the construction of a $94 billion petrochemical plant that would double our state’s toxic emissions

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What If COVID-19 Caused Lung Cancer, Heart Attacks, Childhood Asthma, Dementia, Psychosis, Diabetes, Childhood Leukemia, Brain Tumors, Learning Challenges, Renal Failure, Alzheimer’s, Fetal Development Problems, Bone Fracture Risk, & Low Sperm Quality?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 12:00:56 +0000

This article is not about COVID-19. It is not about what we should do in response to COVID-19, what government policies or our individual routines should look like. The connection to COVID-19 is simply this: we responded strongly to a serious health threat, so why can’t we respond as strongly (and with immensely less harm from side effects) to a much bigger problem

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Zimbabwe Is Literally Burning Its Hard-Earned Foreign Currency!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 03:19:31 +0000

Zimbabwe has been experiencing a prolonged petrol and diesel shortage for 3 years and counting, with no solution in sight. The country is struggling to raise foreign currency to import these fossil fuels, so spending 30% of its hard-earned foreign currency by literally burning it in ICE vehicles is just crazy!

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