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The surprising list of states leading U.S. on renewable energy

by Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News Which states are driving the nation’s clean energy boom? A new analysis, which ranks states in a dozen different ways, offers some intriguing results. Depending on what’s measured, many different states can claim laurels, according to the report published Thursday by the science advocacy group Union of Concerned Scientists. And […]

The March for Science, explained

by Brian Resnick, Vox Thousands will demonstrate on Saturday in the name of evidence-based decision-making. Brace yourself, DC: The nerds are marching in. On Earth Day, April 22, thousands of people will descend on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and take to the streets in cities across the globe — in the name of […]

Carbon credits likely worthless in reducing emissions, study says

by Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News Schemes allowed by the Paris climate agreement won’t help countries reach their reduction targets, European report says, and should be phased out. As nations grapple with how they can slash their emissions as part of the Paris climate agreement, some may use international credit schemes that were approved in […]

World must reach net zero emissions sooner, study finds, to reach Paris climate goal

by Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News Greenhouse gas emissions must peak quickly and carbon capture technology must improve if there is hope of limiting warming to safe levels, researchers find. Humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases must peak within the next decade for the world to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, according to […]

America’s wind energy boom may finally be coming to the Southeast

by Lyndsey Gilpin, Inside Climate News Local support flies in the face of Republican opposition, and some long-resistant states like North Carolina are now poised to join the country’s wind power surge. On a breezy day in late January, Katharine Kollins, the president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition, walked 13 North Carolina legislators across fields […]

Much needed migration from natural gas to renewable electric heating requires legislative change

by Andy Ferguson, North Bay Clean Energy Forum “We don’t get to our greenhouse gas goals unless we supplant (natural) gas” –California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker At a recent public meeting, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Michael Picker acknowledged the urgency to move away from the use of natural gas and adopt non-fossil […]