Energy

‘Big Win for Our Climate and for Communities’ as Federal Panel Rejects Attack on Rooftop Solar in US

Federal regulators on Thursday released a pair of decisions expected to impact the expansion of renewable power nationwide—one that was celebrated by environmentalists and clean energy advocates as a crucial win and another that critics warned “could lead to more pollution by propping up fossil fuel power plants.” The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) delivered …

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‘We Must Act Now’: 180 House Democrats Urge Pelosi to Save Clean Energy Industry ‘Decimated’ by Pandemic

As Congress continues to debate whether and how to keep helping workers and businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, over three-quarters of House Democrats sent a letter Monday urging the lower chamber’s party leaders to ensure the delivery of further relief to the “crucial” clean energy industry, which has been “decimated” by the public …

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After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only ‘Fundamental Structural Change’ Can Save Humanity’s Future

After an analysis revealed Tuesday that lockdowns from the coronavirus pandemic caused planet-heating emissions to drop in early April by an unprecedented 17%, climate scientists and activists warned that progress will quickly be erased if the world returns to business as usual and called for systemic changes in the global energy, food, and transportation sectors. …

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