Entries by Guest Blogger

A campaign for community rights and the rights of nature

by Annie Dobbs-Kramer, Political Director, North Bay Organizing Project Fire and flood have brought home the reality of climate change to people in California. It has become increasingly clear that in order to build resilient and regenerative communities that can weather the physical, social and economic storms of climate change, we need to fundamentally transform […]

Montana energy storage project lines up financial partner

by Matthew Brown, AP Construction on a $1 billion energy storage system in central Montana could start as soon as next year after its sponsors said Friday they reached a financing agreement with a Danish firm that invests in renewable energy. Carl Borgquist, president of Bozeman-based Absaroka Energy, said the involvement of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners […]

Higher and further education institutions across the globe declare climate emergency

by UN Environment Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students. The three-point plan includes: 1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 […]

Cheap clean energy makes new natural gas a risky bet utility regulators should avoid

by Mike O’Boyle, Forbes Utilities across the United States are rapidly decarbonizing their generation fleets, but are diverging between two paths: Completely phasing out fossil fuels in favor of clean generation like Xcel Energy, or doubling down on new natural gas generation like Duke Energy. Stakes are high – our climate future and utilities’ economic […]

In environment speech, Trump fails to mention climate change

by Scott Waldman, Jean Chemnick, Adam Aton, E&E News President Trump delivered a major speech on the environment yesterday without mentioning climate change. The 45-minute address in the East Room of the White House featured a president who dedicated much of his first term to unraveling environmental protections established by former President Obama. At his […]

24 governors call on Trump to halt rollback on rules for clean cars

by Hiroko Tabuchi, NY Times The opposition to one of President Trump’s most consequential regulatory rollbacks — a plan to weaken pollution standards for automobiles nationwide — widened on Tuesday when 24 governors, including three Republicans, urged the president to abandon his plan. The governors’ plea adds to a chorus of criticism from an unlikely […]

The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem

by Tony Barboza and Rahul Mukherjee, Los Angeles Times The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the […]

‘Unprecedented’ wildfires burned across the Arctic Circle in June

by Madeleine Gregory, Vice Across the Arctic, more than 100 wildfires are releasing clouds of carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions into the atmosphere. The fires have been burning across the Arctic Circle in Siberia and Alaska for weeks. Though fire is a natural part of some Arctic ecosystems, scientists are calling the wildfires “unprecedented” […]