June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California's fuel economy regulations
June 20th, 2020 | by Harry Stoltz
Lindsey Boylan is taking on representative Jerry Nadler’s NY-10 seat in the upcoming 2020 House election. Running on a platform of climate change legislation, curbing systemic inequality, and expanding economic rights, Boylan is pitching herself as someone who will actively fight for a progressive future
June 10th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan
Toward the end of President Obama's time in office, the US Department of Energy (DOE) launched a "Battery500 Consortium." The goal is in the name: reaching 500 Wh/kg battery energy density with lithium-metal battery cells, a target which was reportedly triple the battery energy density at the time
May 2nd, 2020 | by Nexus Media
Local leaders weigh in on a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from weakening regulations on power plants
April 30th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
As an occasional contributor to broadcast news on topics such as climate change and the role of science in policy, I rarely find myself commenting on the hot-off-the-press issue of the day. Experts like me are brought on when the news cycle slows, an intelligent sideshow to add gravitas while the real pundits get frothy about the latest political snub or personality gaffe
February 10th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In the second half of this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan continues his discussion with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, about the climate action plans (and other political matters) of current presidential candidates. This second part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and the evolution (or devolution) in the Democratic Party and Republican Party
February 9th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson
In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about the climate action plans of current presidential candidates. This first part of a two-part series spends a lot of time discussing the Kamala Harris campaign (RIP) and Mike Bloomberg's unique entry and position
January 31st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider
It seems that the EPA under Donald Trump wants to dump raw sewage into our rivers. The organization is now allowing cities to do just that. In an article by the New York Times, the Trump administration has decided to reverse almost 95 environmental rules in a massive retreat on environmental protection, because "it's too costly for industry or taxpayers."
January 24th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
The EPA proposes to roll back the rules regarding clean water protection, removing many rivers and streams from federal protection. The change could have significant effects on the health of many Americans.
May 21st, 2019 | by Nexus Media
Republicans are caught between oil industry donors, who want offshore drilling, and coastal voters, who fiercely oppose it
November 22nd, 2018 | by Frugal Moogal
I'm sure that you clicked on this article hoping for a strategy that you can use over the Thanksgiving table to help someone in your family or friend circle start to get on board with a problem that you feel is one of the most important things that humans can and should be addressing today
June 4th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Coal and nuclear power are both dying, falling victim to natural gas and renewable energy. Trump used to blame the Democrats, and especially “Obama’s war on coal.” He used to take the position that removing subsidies for renewable power would be sufficient to bring a renaissance to the coal industry. But despite his efforts, coal plants have just kept closing
May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Sam Jammal launched a campaign for Congress in order to bridge the gaps he sees between the cleantech industry and Capitol Hill. He’s currently running for Congress in California’s 39th district
April 4th, 2018 | by James Ayre
The US EPA is pursuing a rollback of earlier plans (implemented under Obama's presidency) to raise the new-vehicle fuel-efficiency standard to nearly 50 miles per gallon by 2025 (that would be a fleet-level requirement, not model level). In response to that, 11 US states have now revealed an intention to oppose the rollback
December 22nd, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at Lehigh University say that the risk of premature births or low weight births was reduced significantly after a coal fired generating plant in Pennsylvania was ordered closed by under the Clean Power Plan.
December 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
America's Pledge, an initiative launched to compile and quantify actions taken by US non-federal actors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, last week published its first report in which it outlines seven ways in which states, cities, and businesses can step up to address climate action.
October 6th, 2017 | by Meteor Blades
After several delays, the Trump regime Thursday surrendered in the face of an eight-state lawsuit demanding that it implement an Obama administration rule requiring hundreds of transportation agencies to measure and compare the impacts of proposed projects on vehicle emissions of greenhouse gases.
September 26th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
The US Energy Dept. is still hoping to prove that concentrating solar power works wonders, this time for low cost, sustainable water desalination
September 19th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
A new artificial photosynthesis system captures carbon dioxide and converts it directly into ethanol and ethylene with the help of solar energy
September 18th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
There they go again: US Energy Dept. pumps $50 million into new grid reliability projects including renewables, renewables and more renewables