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Which Countries Use The Most Fossil Fuels?

May 3rd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Watch platform, a platform which features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens


NRDC Blog: What That Flashy Renewable Energy Paper Got Wrong

April 27th, 2019 | by NRDC

The costs of wind and solar energy keep falling; installing a new wind turbine costs about a third of what it did in 2008. Solar prices fell by 88 percent during that time. In fact, renewable energy is so inexpensive, utilities have found that they can save customers money by closing coal plants early and replacing them with wind and solar power


Electric Vehicle Incentives In 8 US States

April 20th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

In the US, the federal tax credit for electric vehicles has been cut in half from $7,500 to $3,750 for both Tesla and GM. Now, the current administration looks like it's turning its back on clean cars. In the future, there could be some hope things change. But with the federal tax credit currently winding down, it's worth investigating what electric car incentives also exist on the state level


South Africa Risks $124 Billion In Face Of Low-Carbon Transition

April 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

If South Africa does not begin to shift away from its reliance on coal for its power and export value, the country risks as much as 2 trillion Rand ($124 billion) as the rest of the world begins to shift away and reduces their need for South Africa's coal


European Countries Are The Most Ready For Global Energy Transition

March 26th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway lead a host of European countries judged by the World Economic Forum as those most ready for the global energy transition, while Canada, Australia, and South Korea are the only Advanced Economies performing well below the average, due primarily to poor environmental sustainability policies. 


23 Electric Vehicle Incentives Cities Can Implement To Stimulate EV Adoption

March 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Below is one portion of our free report Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities. This report was produced by a working group of EV charging and electric vehicle leaders led by CleanTechnica and GreenWay. This portion of the report is simply a rundown of potential EV charging subsidies and incentives cities can use to stimulate and support electric vehicle adoption


Elon Musk To SEC — That Is Not What We Agreed To

March 12th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The SEC is trying to get the court to hold Elon Musk in contempt. The SEC maintains that Musk violated the plea bargain they made after the infamous "funding secured" tweet, a plea bargain that was accepted by the court as its final judgement and thus has the power of a court order for Elon Musk and Tesla


Pace Of Global Warming Slows, Says Schroders Climate Progress Dashboard

February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Global asset manager Schroders has published the latest update of its Climate Progress Dashboard and has concluded that, in the face of what was a relatively lackluster COP24 summit in December, the pace of global warming has slowed marginally thanks to higher carbon prices and increased political ambition to tackle climate change. 



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