SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

Charmin and Bounty Manufacturing Now Powered by Biomass

Yesterday, Procter & Gamble opened a new biomass plant in Albany, Ga. The plant is powered by renewable materials such as wood chips, pecan shells, and peanuts hulls. In an effort to move away from natural gas and petroleum-powered plants, the new biomass plant will create 100 percent of the steam used to run the P&G Albany Charmin and Bounty plant.

130 Organizations Demand a Fair and Just Recovery from Harvey

A coalition of 130 non-profit groups have urged political leaders to ensure that public funds for Hurricane Harvey aid go to the people that need it most – and not to companies that they argue have had leading roles in creating the environmental and economic mess that will take years to cleanup.

San Francisco and Oakland Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Sea Level Rise

San Francisco and Oakland are among the growing number of public entities that are looking ahead and realizing the mounting tab they will have to pay for climate change mitigation. This week they took action on that with two suits that name fossil fuel companies as the responsible parties for infrastructure damage caused by global warming and sea level rise.

Six Charts to Explain U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions

As major global greenhouse gas emitters, U.S. states have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward much lower emissions and cleaner energy. While many have done so in the last decade, some remain stuck in the high-emitting past. The following six charts show how emissions from U.S. states compare, how they are changing and what could come next. These are based on the latest greenhouse gas emissions data World Resources Institute compiled for all 50 states.

Businesses and Local Governments Aggressively Leading on Climate Action

According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the U.S., with or without the federal government. States, cities and the private sector are driving these changes despite the White House’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement.

Coal-Fired Power Plants Cost U.S. Consumers $10B a Year

According to Carbon Tracker, the closing of unprofitable coal-fired power plants across the U.S. could save consumers as much as $10 billion a year by 2021 and increase the country’s competitiveness.