Climate activist James Hansen and 11 other scientists have written a report that claims pollution levels in the atmosphere are rising faster than expected and urgent action is needed to avoid disastrous effects from climate change.
A new interactive tool developed at MIT shows the expected long term cost and emissions impact of 125 new cars available today in the US. It illustrates why battery electric cars will be necessary to meet future climate goals.
A report from Europe says the last fossil fuel cars must be sold by 2035 in order to keep global warming below 2 degrees C. That’s less than 20 years from now. Can it be done?
A massive spill from a pipeline in Alabama only reinforces the logic behind the Dakota Access pipeline protest in North Dakota. Fossil fuels endanger our precious water resources just as carbon emissions endanger our skies.
The US and China agreed this week to ratify the Paris climate accords but the G20 leaders failed to restrict the “ridiculous” subsidies their countries pay to fossil fuel interests.
Elon Musk told MSNBC recently that placing a proper price on carbon will create incentives for entrepreneurs to find innovative ways to build low and zero carbon industries.
There is a common perception in the financial community that companies who focus on being socially responsible are should be commended for their activism but avoided by investors. Carbon Clean 200 wants to dispel that notion. In fact, by its analysis, companies that rank high on its list outperform those that don’t by a factor of […]
The EPA has released the final version of its greenhouse has emissions rules for heavy duty trucks, which includes tractor trailers, school buses, and garbage trucks. The rules will be in force through 2027.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has approved the use of a “social cost of carbon” factor by the EPA. In non-judicial language, the Court called its decision a “no brainer.”
Natural gas has been touted as a “bridge fuel” that will help the world transition to a zero emissions future. It’s not. It is just another part of the death sentence fossil fuels represent for all mankind.
The World Energy Council has issued a new report saying that EV market share worldwide will need to be 16% by 2020 in order to meet emissions and fuel economy standards set by governments around the world.
ExxonMobil says it now favors a carbon tax, but one that will not alter its bottom line. It’s progress, but only barely so.
Talk is cheap. Action is hard. Last December, the US, Canada, and Mexico signed on to support the climate change initiatives contained in the COP21 emissions agreement entered into by all the nations of the world in Paris. Here is is six months later and it is time to figure out how to make those […]
President Obama used a visit to Yosemite National Park to blast congressional leaders for failing to take effective steps to mitigate climate change.
California’s latest budget includes no money for important programs designed to fight climate change by lowering carbon emissions from motor vehicles.
A study by Harvard University finds that lowering carbon emissions from generating electricity would provide $38 billion a year in economic benefit to America.
The Stockholm Environment Institute says that limiting fossil fuel activities on federal land could reduce US carbon emissions by 100 million metric tons annually. But doing so would present significant political challenges.
Jim Farley, who is the head of European operations at Ford, says that the regulations imposed by the European Union on vehicle emissions will make future cars so expensive that ordinary people will no longer be able to afford them. The car business will become an “elitist industry,” Farley tells the Financial Times (subscription required).
Starting July 1, Paris will prohibit any cars built before 1997 from driving in the city on weekdays. Older cars are only 10% of all vehicles on Paris roads, but account for almost 50% of all carbon emissions within the city.
In the wake of the COP21 carbon emissions summit in Paris and the new attitude toward climate change embraced by the Justin Beiber Trudeau administration, the province of Quebec has proposed sweeping new regulations designed to dramatically increase the number electric vehicles on its roads and highways. The plan would include fines for manufacturers that […]