The global shipping industry is beginning the long process towards reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, Inside Climate News reported in February. Cargo ships are currently responsible for as much as 17% of carbon dioxide emissions, making reducing fossil fuel dependence by the global shipping fleet a major step in averting significant … [Read more...] about Shipping Industry Contemplates Cutting Carbon Emissions and Air Pollution
Thus far, much of our coverage of the 100% renewable energy movement has focused on cities, states, and countries. However, top universities around the world are also striving to reach net-zero emissions with the power of the sun and wind. In Providence, Rhode Island, the prestigious Ivy League institution of Brown University launched two … [Read more...] about Little State, Big Power: Who’s Behind the Largest Solar Installation in Rhode Island?
Comparing various 100% renewable energy commitments, one interesting aspect is how much time cities, states, universities, and countries are giving themselves to reach this goal. While most entities have until 2045 to 2050 to go 100% renewable, Washington, D.C. has taken a bold move and fully committed itself by the year 2032. The District … [Read more...] about Lucky Number 13 How D.C. Plans To Go 100 Percent Renewable In 13 Years
Despite outspoken opposition from President Trump, Senator Mitch McConnell, and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) voted in February to close two of the Southeast’s largest coal power plants. The decision, which affects the Paradise power plant in Kentucky and the Bull Run plant in Tennessee, comes as each plant … [Read more...] about Tennessee Valley Authority Closes Two Coal Power Plants in the Southeast
In a major environmental victory, the city of Toledo, Ohio, voted in February to give Lake Eerie the status of personhood with the Lake Eerie Bill of Rights. The new law allows citizens to litigate on behalf of the lake – which means that people, corporations, or governments that pollute the lake could be challenged in court for their … [Read more...] about Toledo Votes to Grant Lake Eerie Legal Personhood