A recent story in the Los Angeles Times lays bare the absurdity of California’s energy landscape and the overwhelming power of for-profit utilities.
Cities and other public entities are ending business with banks like Wells Fargo, which loaned more than $400 million to the companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline. And big banks better buckle up, because the divestment movement is just getting started.
According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth — outpacing even China, which loses over a million people a year to air pollution.
The Governors Wind and Solar Energy Coalition, which includes eight Republican and 12 Democratic governors, are trying to convince President Donald Trump to change his tone on clean energy.
A regional electricity provider just set a record for the North American wind sector, with a regional operator in America’s heartland generating over 50 percent of its power from wind on Feb. 12.
Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline suffered another blow last week. Meanwhile, the Standing Rock Sioux says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and President Trump broke the law when they allowed the pipeline to move forward before completing the authorized environmental impact statement.
Coal will enjoy a slight increase in production over the next two years, but the industry will still suffer a net loss in jobs, according to industry experts and energy market projections. These market realities may spell bad news for the Trump administration, which won big in Appalachia by promising a resurgence in the local coal sector.
Sixty percent of companies with revenues greater than $1 billion said the current administration will have “no impact” on their sustainability strategy.
A leading research scholar on business and human rights says she will no longer serve as an advisor for ExxonMobil due to the company’s ongoing litigation against state attorneys general and NGOs.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is leasing 10 acres of what used to be peanut and soybean fields for a solar array. The installation will provide about half the electricity needs for his hometown of Plains, Georgia.
The veterans have arrived to Standing Rock, signaling further support for the Sioux tribe that says its drinking water source is in danger if the Dakota Access Pipeline goes through. President Donald Trump says he supports an “expedient” approval of the project, but support is growing for the tribe and some cities are rethinking their business with the banks behind the project.
In the past two years, the companies responsible for heading the Dakota Access Pipeline reported 69 incidents accounting for nearly 550,000 gallons of oil spilled.
The concept of asking utility customers to pay higher rates may sound dubious. But if a case study in Australia is any indication, they may be willing to shell out a few extra bucks for a good cause — like community-based solar in their area.