March 12, 2020

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus 'Really Not the Way You Want To Decrease Emissions'

As the global economy shudders in reaction to the coronavirus, lessons are emerging about what that response can—and cannot—tell us about fighting climate change. Particularly, it has shown that it's possible to get people to change their behavior in the face of large and imminent threats—something climate change activists have long called for.

L.A. Aims to be First to Power U.S. City With Green Hydrogen

Los Angeles is aiming to become the first city in the nation to use renewable hydrogen to produce electricity, with the goal of ending the use of carbon-based natural gas entirely. The city plans to build a new power plant in five years that will phase hydrogen into its energy mix and run fully on hydrogen by 2045.

Finance Can’t Decide How It Wants to Deal With Climate Change

A growing effort to put finance at the center of the climate conversation partly reflects a hope that the capital markets prompt more action than laggard political bodies to curb climate change. But a vital question lingers: Are we trying to protect the climate with finance, or protect finance from a changing climate?

March 10, 2020

Energy Bill Stalled Amid Amendment Gridlock

A mammoth energy policy bill hit a roadblock in the Senate on Monday night with a stalemate over amendments threatening to derail the legislation entirely. Democrats have been fighting to add amendments that would phase down the use of heat-trapping hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigerators and air conditioners.

“Thunberging”: How Fighting Climate Change Has Become an Online Dating Trend

Mentions of climate change in online dating profiles have become so popular, the dating website OkCupid has coined a name for it: "Thunberging." The dating site has seen a 240% bump in the mentions of climate change and other environmental terms in profiles in the last two years. And in 2019, it saw an 800% increase in mentions of climate activist Greta Thunberg specifically.

March 9, 2020

Maryland Climate Ruling a Setback for Oil and Gas Industry

A federal appeals court has ruled Baltimore's suit seeking to put fossil fuel companies on the hook for climate change belongs in state court. The decision is a setback for the industry, which had argued that the case should be heard in federal court, where rulings in previous climate cases favored the industry.

Oil Crash Risks Slowing Down Green Economic Transition

Saudi Arabia's price war in the global oil market is set to send another shockwave through a world economy already reeling from the coronavirus. A long period of cheap oil prices could even hurt the fight against climate change by slowing the transition to renewable energy, Bloomberg reports.

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