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Will US Courts Force America To Confront Climate Change?

November 23rd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Courts are poorly equipped to deal with public policy considerations like climate change. But at a time when the executive and legislative branches of American government are bought and paid for by fossil fuel interests, they may be the last, best option for climate activists. That's the opinion of climate scientist James Hansen, who has been sounding the alarm about climate change for more than 30 years


Wind, Solar, & Energy Efficiency Replacing Coal In The UK

June 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind and solar energy, as well as energy efficiency measures, are serving to replace the overwhelming majority of power which in the UK had previously been supplied by coal power, according to a new analysis conducted by Greenpeace's Energydesk. 


11 Organizations Urge UK Government Not To “Scale Down” Environmental Policies

April 19th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, WWF, and Friends of the Earth have signed a joint letter to the UK Prime Minister warning the UK government against watering down its climate change and environmental policy commitments, following the release of photographed documents suggesting the Government would "scale down" environmental measures in an effort to smooth post-Brexit trade deals.


Total Number Of Coal Plants Plummeting Globally

March 23rd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The global total number of coal-fired power plants under development plummeted in 2016, including a 48% decline in overall pre-construction activity, a 62% decline in new construction starts, and a massive 85% decline in new Chinese coal plant permits.


Amazon Jumps Into Solar … Big League

March 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

In its annual ranking of world businesses based on their environmental policies, Greenpeace gave Amazon a so-so rating. Greenpeace said Amazon lags behind Apple, Facebook, and Google in terms of its renewable energy promises and projects. Not happy about being slapped around in public, Amazon has decided to ramp up its commitment to rooftop solar at its more than 50 worldwide operations centers


Will US Solar Growth Continue To Shock, Explode, & Demolish Under Trump/Bannon/Pence?

February 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Solar power growth was more dramatic than almost anyone expected during the Obama administration. That was largely due to global factors — incentives in other countries that ramped up demand in those countries, a subsequent burst in manufacturing capacity (especially in China), and the dramatic drop in solar panel costs that resulted (globally)


China Halts Construction On 17 Gigawatts Of Coal-Fired Plants

October 25th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill

The Chinese authorities have halted construction on 30 large coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 17 GW -- a figure that is greater than the entire coal fleet of the United Kingdom -- underscoring the country's desires to minimize its reliance upon coal-generated electricity



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