We Have Broader National Awareness of the Need for Personal Engagement

It is a well-known fact that in 2017, the United States of America withdrew from the Paris Agreement. By signing it, states have committed themselves to the fight against climate change but above everything, to limiting the average temperature rise that causes global warming. Ever since then, the current American …

U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Is Drilling Us Towards Climate Disaster

As the 116th Congress commences, in the wake of dire reports from climate scientists, the debate over U.S. climate policies has taken a welcome turn towards bold solutions. Spurred on by grassroots pressure from Indigenous communities, the youth-led Sunrise Movement and communities from coast to coast fighting fossil fuel infrastructure, Capitol Hill is alive once again with policy …

U.S. Carbon Emissions Spiked 3.4% in 2018, Second-Largest Increase Since 1996

Carbon emissions in the U.S. experienced a sharp upswing in 2018, despite a record number of coal-fired power plant closings, according to new data. An analysis released by the research firm Rhodium Group Tuesday shows that emissions rose by 3.4 percent last year—the second-largest gain in more than twenty years. The analysis also …

‘Finally Some Good News Out of Washington’: Nation’s Capital to Go 100% Renewable by...

Washington, DC made history Tuesday when its council voted unanimously to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2032, the Huffington Post reported. The commitment is part of the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act of 2018, which also includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation and gives the nation’s capital the most …

U.S. Companies Set a New Record on Renewables

 Chalk up another record for renewables, this time in the United States. Local companies there added nearly 4 GW of utility-scale wind and solar capacity by August this year. In so doing, the companies have broken the former annual record, from 2015, by an extra 750 MW. On the downside, …

Vestas Overtakes General Electric in Climb to Top of US Wind Market

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems supplied 43% of the 8.2 GW of wind power capacity connected to the U.S. power grid last year, overtaking General Electric as the number one provider of wind energy infrastructure. Vestas also reported record global revenues for 2016, just four years after teetering …