He invited the human-sized squirrel onto “Last Week Tonight,” to poke fun at coal baron Robert E. Murray. It had to be done, he explained.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry played the Fukushima card in explaining why the Trump Administration insists it is critical to revive the controversial Yucca Mountain site to store over 70,000 tons of nuclear power waste.
Copper is one of the most useful metals – it has a role in construction, railways and heavy machinery to power transmission and telecommunications to semiconductors, microchips, photovoltaic cells for solar panels and other high-tech applications. But mining the red metal is energy intensive. Which is why Chile’s conversion of copper mines to renewable energy is getting climate folks talking.
The Standing Rock Sioux and the Cheyenne River Sioux won major ground in their lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, when the court ruled that environmental impacts must be considered in any permitting process for the Dakota Access Pipeline. They won on other grounds, as well, but it won’t close down the pipeline today.
Carbon neutrality is about to go primetime in college campuses across the country. Already, a handful of smaller-sized colleges like Colby College, Middlebury College, and Green Mountain College have become carbon-neutral, while many more have goals to reach neutrality in the near future, including large institutions like the University of Caliornia system, which plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2025.
Santa Barbara’s city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th U.S. city to embark upon such a plan.
Trump may have left Paris, but more than 1,200 cities, counties, businesses, states and NGOs say they intend to advance their support of Paris climate goals. As the divide grows between federal and local priorities, businesses are setting their own agendas for reducing carbon emissions.
Yet another home solar installer has bit the dust. This one, however, has analysts scratching their heads. Why did American Solar Direct simply fall off the grid long before it quietly filed for bankruptcy? And what’s with all of the failed home solar companies? We talk to one homeowner hit by the failure and a solar expert to get a picture of how players in a booming industry may be missing the cue when it comes to sustainability.
New York’s attorney general has accused ExxonMobil of using one set of carbon pricing publicly to shareholders while using another internally. ExxonMobil is determined to litigate back hard, but at what cost?
This week ExxonMobil joined an elite group: a growing list of oil and gas companies that are under pressure by shareholders to actually talk about climate change risk in their portfolios. And despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of Paris talks and effort to roll back climate legislation, that pressure will probably continue.
SPECIAL SERIES: Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management
Waste implies squandered resources, be they time, money or materials. Managing money and time are core competencies of any successful business. But somehow, trash and garbage have gotten a free pass.
Fortunately, that is changing. As companies embrace one form or other of “zero waste” commitments, the business-case for efficient and sustainable resource flow management is catching on.
Homeowners can now convert more sunshine into electricity, gather system electricity production information from afar, and even install productive solar systems on complicated rooftops. These technology advances will help further the solar industry and promote wider use of solar energy.
Greenpeace and As You Sow are among the organizations challenging ExxonMobil’s stance on climate change as the company convenes its annual shareholder meeting today in Dallas, Texas.