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usnews.com - New Jersey Solar, Gas Power Plans Spotlight Justice Concerns
New Jersey Solar, Gas Power Plans Spotlight Justice Concerns
U.S. News & World Report

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press Two energy projects highlighting the environmental justice movement in very different ways are under way in New Jersey. A gas-fired power backup power plant is proposed for a sewage treatment facility in an…

scientificamerican.com - What I Learned in Space about the Climate Emergency
What I Learned in Space about the Climate Emergency
Scientific American

When you look at Earth from space, you realize just how vulnerable life is on this planet. The atmosphere is incredibly thin and fragile looking. Almost like a contact lens on someone's eye. During my first mission, in 1999, to fix the Hubble Space…

wsj.com - Katherine Blunt - Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries
Natural Gas, America's No. 1 Power Source, Already Has a New Challenger: Batteries
Wall Street Journal

Vistra Corp. owns 36 natural-gas power plants, one of America's largest fleets. It doesn't plan to buy or build any more. Instead, Vistra intends to invest more than $1 billion in solar farms and battery storage units in Texas and California as it…

bloomberg.com - Lars Paulsson - Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power
Ancient Swedish Hamlet Holds Lessons for Future of Clean Power
Bloomberg

A thousand-year-old Swedish village could become a blueprint for local energy grids of the future. Simris, with a population of about 200, has shown that operating independently from the national grid is technologically possible. Villagers use…

wsj.com - Simon Clark - Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray
Central Banks Jump Into Climate-Change Policy Fray
Wall Street Journal

Central banks, the most powerful financial institutions in the world, want to become the guardians of the environment as well. The central banks say climate change is a financial and economic risk. They believe rising sea levels, more wildfires and…

jpost.com - By  GIL HOFFMAN - Presidential candidates scramble to sign up supporters
Presidential candidates scramble to sign up supporters
The Jerusalem Post

The June 2 race for president will get into high gear this week, as potential candidates must formally submit the signatures of ten MKs who support them by Wednesday in order to be able to run. As of Sunday afternoon, the only potential candidates…

cbc.ca - Lori Lee Oates - Low-carbon oil is not a thing, and 'clean, green' technology does not exist
Low-carbon oil is not a thing, and 'clean, green' technology does not exist
CBC

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share by Email This column is an opinion by Lori Lee Oates, a lecturer living in St. John's. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ. On May 6, the premier's economic recovery team…

telegraph.co.uk - Louis Ashworth - Green investing rules threaten mining companies
Green investing rules threaten mining companies
The Telegraph

Simplistic green investing rules risk punishing miners, knocking British savers and slowing the global energy transition, experts have warned. Enjoy unlimited access to all articles Get unlimited access for free for your first month Cancel anytime…

nwaonline.com - 21 measures key on environment
21 measures key on environment
NWADG

Arkansas enacted several environmental laws during the 2021 legislative session, but most notable for activists is what didn't pass. The 2019 session's Solar Access Act is credited by advocates and those in the industry with accelerating the growth…

usatoday.com - Melissa Lee, USA TODAY - Outdoor lighting is the perfect summer decoration-here's where to buy it on sale
Outdoor lighting is the perfect summer decoration-here's where to buy it on sale
USA TODAY

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. With summertime just around the corner (the countdown is on for Monday, June 21 !), it's time to get your…

ft.com - Nastassia Astrasheuskaya in Moscow - Polymetal bets on Russia carbon tax
Polymetal bets on Russia carbon tax
Financial Times

Polymetal is betting that Moscow will introduce a carbon tax as the London-listed Russian gold miner pushes to reduce its emissions. The FTSE 100 group plans to invest $850m on a programme to cut emissions 30 per cent against 2019 levels by 2030.

houstonchronicle.com - James Osborne - Insight: The greening power of the pandemic
Insight: The greening power of the pandemic
Houston Chronicle

WASHINGTON - The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed global business, decimating some industries while giving new life to others. And in the years ahead, few are likely to see greater benefit than the clean energy sector, as governments…

thisismoney.co.uk - Alex Lawson - Rolls-Royce starts hunt for buyers after nuclear reactor boost
Rolls-Royce starts hunt for buyers after nuclear reactor boost
This is Money

A consortium led by Rolls-Royce is on the hunt for orders for its £2billion nuclear reactors after a redesign that means each will power 100,000 more homes. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the UK Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project has…

smh.com.au - Nick Toscano - Australian grid used the least coal on record last summer as renewables shone
Australian grid used the least coal on record last summer as renewables shone
The Sydney Morning Herald

Coal-fired power consumption in Australia hit a record low during the first three months of 2021 and gas generation crashed to the lowest level in 15 years, as renewable energy and falling prices continue to shake up the market. Figures from the…

dawn.com - Zofeen T. Ebrahim - Is Pakistan preparing for a decarbonised world?
Is Pakistan preparing for a decarbonised world?
DAWN.COM

ALTHOUGH the world's attention is currently focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, climate crisis remains the planet's greatest challenge. To strive to limit the global temperature to 1.5°C means halving the CO2 emissions by 2030 and reaching net…

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