One of America’s oldest power companies is going carbon-free

by Matt Egan, CNN Business PSEG has relied on fossil fuels to keep the lights on for the past 116 years. Now, New Jersey’s largest and oldest power company is pledging to deliver carbon-free electricity to fight climate change. The $30 billion utility provider announced Thursday that it’s on track to slash carbon emissions by […]

California EV rebate could go from $2500 To $7500 — CleanTechnica interview with bill author Phil Ting

by Jake Richardson, Clean Technica California Assemblymember Phil Ting (D — San Francisco, District 19) recently introduced AB 1046, which if passed would triple the EV rebate in California from $2500 to $7500. It would also change how the incentive is funded. (Ting has also worked on AB 1424 a billrelated to EV charging station […]

German Greens want trains to replace domestic flights in 15 years

by Freja Eriksen, Clean Engery Wire The German Green party is calling for higher taxes on domestic flights and lower taxes on train tickets and an eventual end of domestic flights. A paper by five green parliamentarians, says it’s “high time” short-haul flights were made superfluous. The party proposes doubling funds to expand German railways […]

Following Berkeley’s natural gas ban, more California cities look to all-electric future

by Phil Mckenna, InsideClimate News Berkeley has become the first city in the United States to ban the use of natural gas in new low-rise buildings, and it isn’t the only California community looking for ways to shift its buildings away from burning fossil fuels. Cities and towns across the state are considering measures to […]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Gage Skidmore

House Democrats offer an alternative to the Green New Deal

by Lisa Friedman, NY Times An influential group of Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday set an ambitious target for United States greenhouse gas emissions, calling for a reduction to net-zero by 2050. The goal, intended to slow the pace of global warming, does not include either a legislative or regulatory plan. It […]

Fading electric vehicle support in US and China could delay peak oil demand

by Julia Pyper, Greentech Media Policy support for electric vehicles is waning in key markets around the world, potentially softening EV sales and pushing back forecasts for a peak in global oil demand, according to a new report by Rapidan Energy Group. The energy consulting firm’s updated Decarbonization Policy Tracker found that the U.S. and […]

Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of climate science

by Matthew H. Goldberg, Sander van der Linden, Edward Maibach, and Anthony Leiserowitz, PNAS Climate change is an urgent global issue, with demands for personal, collective, and governmental action. Although a large body of research has investigated the influence of communication on public engagement with climate change, few studies have investigated the role of interpersonal […]

Federal plan would make coastal mansions eligible for disaster aid

by Dave Collins, News Center Maine On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid. That’s despite the fact that the Fenwick neighborhood of Old Saybrook is in a potentially […]

New York’s climate plan could drive big changes

by The Associated Press, Finance and Commerce Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation’s most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive dramatic […]

California replacing 200 polluting diesel school buses with all-electric buses

by Phil Dzikiy, Electrek The California Energy Commission has awarded nearly $70 million to state schools to replace more than 200 diesel school buses with new, all-electric school buses. The commission approved the funding this week. A total of $89.8 million has now been earmarked for new electric buses at schools in 26 California counties, […]