No New Oil & Gas Leasing! Hearing on Climate & Offshore Drilling

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:00:18 +0000

By Valerie Cleland  In a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. This much is clear: continuing ‘business as usual’ offshore oil and gas leasing simply does not put us on a path to meet our climate goals. Every decision our leaders […]

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No One Surprised 2021 One Of The Hottest Years On Record — And That’s Terrifying

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 04:57:40 +0000

global warming heat mapsScientific research shows the deadly 2021 Pacific Northwest heatwave, for example, would’ve been virtually impossible without climate change.

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Ask A Scientist: Will The Biden Nuclear Weapons Policy Wind Up Being The Same Old Same Old?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:40:53 +0000

By Elliott Negin More so than most of the previous occupants of the White House, Joe Biden — a former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman — is steeped in all things nuclear, and he has long embraced the common sense view that nuclear arsenals must be reduced dramatically. During the 2020 presidential campaign, arms control […]

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Michigan Utility Regulators Rejected Home Battery Pilot Project. Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing.

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 00:30:28 +0000

By Joseph Daniel Fifteen million dollars is a lot of money to you or me. To a utility, it’s practically pocket change. Annually, the industry spends hundreds of billions on capital projects investing in electric infrastructure (not to mention hundreds of billions more on fuel and operating costs). It is also an industry that is […]

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Ask A Scientist: How To Get A Charge Out Of Your EV

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 12:00:49 +0000

By Elliott Negin The Biden administration’s vision of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station network across the country came closer to becoming a reality last month when President Biden signed the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The bill included $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure, which could get us close to reaching the president’s goal of […]

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Washington & Oregon Jack Up Their Electric Vehicle Leadership

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 04:01:42 +0000

Adopting the Clean Trucks Program in Oregon and the Advanced Clean Trucks and Zero Emission Vehicle Programs in Washington solidifies the West Coast as one of the world’s biggest markets for electric vehicles.

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Mythbusting “Wind Oversupply”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 15:53:47 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Joseph Daniel, Senior Energy Analyst Wind energy is already a common source of electricity because it is abundant, clean, reliable, and a low-cost source of electricity. Wind turbines are also flexible. Grid operators can turn down (or curtail) the output from wind farms to balance electricity supply […]

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The Bar For Climate Ambition Is Set By Science, Not Congressional Politics

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:13:56 +0000

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Julie McNamara, senior energy analyst with the Climate & Energy program at the Union of Concerned Scientists In April 2021, President Biden committed the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, in line with science-informed targets, in line […]

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Clean Trucks Rules Are Good for New Jersey

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:18:13 +0000

Article courtesy of NRDC. By Kathy Harris & Shelby Parks A new, independent report shows that zero-emission trucks and buses will cut health-harming pollutants in New Jersey, protect lives, and provide $11.6 billion in societal benefits to the state over the next 30 years through a Clean Trucks New Jersey (NJ) program. But to maximize these benefits, the […]

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