New York to Confirm Landmark Fossil Fuel Divestment Plan

New York City is to divest its pension funds of fossil fuels assets, in a move that could see the city authorities offload up to $5bn of fossil fuel-related investments. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer are expected to officially announce heavily trailled plans later today, detailing …

Coal Is Going Down, Even Without the Clean Power Plan

Last Monday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he will repeal the Obama administration’s regulation to curb power plant carbon emissions, telling coal miners in Kentucky that “the war on coal is over.” The next day he kept his promise, issuing a proposed rule to eliminate the Clean …

China & India Surpass USA As World’s Most Attractive Renewable Energy Countries

China and India have both surpassed the United States in EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index, pushing the US down for the first time since 2015 in the ranking of the top 40 countries. EY published the 49th issue of the Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) this week, revealing …

Trump has Launched a Blitzkrieg in the Wars on Science and Earth’s Climate

  Yesterday, Donald Trump signed an executive order taking aim at America’s climate policies. On the heels of a report finding that the world needs to halve its carbon pollution every decade to avoid dangerous climate change, Trump’s order would instead increase America’s carbon pollution, to the exclusive benefit of …