The rate of grid expansion needs to double to bring wind and solar online and would cost $700 billion. Advocates want utilities and grid operators to build infrastructure that aligns with the states’ clean energy goals.
In Oregon, data centers and cryptocurrency miners would have to adhere to the same standards as big private utilities. If the bill passes, violation of the rules would result in hefty penalties and withheld tax breaks.
They will help fund energy-saving and climate projects for businesses and homeowners. Congress’s approval of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund could supercharge green banks across the nation.
From public health to climate change to immigration, there will be plenty of challenges for our federal system to contend with. But the tensions will be more about social policies and regulation than about money.
Advocates claim that, to reach New York’s goal of a zero-emission electricity grid by 2040, there must be a push to electrify all new buildings across the state starting in 2024.
Academics and scientists say the state is likely to avoid the worst outcomes of climate change while it also has the capacity to develop infrastructure for swaths of climate migrants. But officials must begin adapting now.
With action at federal, state and local levels, along with surging demand for EVs, the energy transition accelerated remarkably in the last 12 months.
As part of the agreement, France will send an “international technical expert” to Louisiana in an exchange effort to discover which industries might help the other government reduce carbon emissions.
Amid a call to incorporate tribal knowledge in environmental protection, a state agency has set a standard for authentic consultation. A history of fights over water in Owens Valley embodies the tension between growth and stewardship.
The controversial proposal would also mandate that all new trucks operating around busy railways and ports be zero emission by 2024 and that all diesel trucks be phased out of those areas by 2035.
Written by the Climate Mayors and C40 Cities, it will help local governments take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act’s historic financial support for climate action.
Thirty-eight states are operating or building networks, called mesonets, that detect weather events that span one to 150 miles and can fill the gaps in federal weather data.
With announcements of more than two dozen manufacturing plants in the so-called “Battery Belt” of the U.S., the industry is growing at a breakneck pace.
A study found that 90 percent of companies listed in the S&P 100 index acknowledged that climate change is a risk to their industry, but only half of them disclosed lobbying practices that aligned with the Paris Agreement.
A decade after Hurricane Sandy, three of the city’s climate resiliency projects are nowhere near completion. The “Raised Shoreline” project has only spent 0.3 percent of its $103 million budget.
They increasingly bear most of the burdens of the disasters that climate change brings. Those that combine strong building codes and zoning that keeps people out of dangerous areas will fare the best and better protect their most vulnerable residents.