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Coronavirus may have prevented city leaders from meeting in NYC, but the Fossil Fuel Divestment movement is gaining more strength than ever as coal and oil stocks underperform.
Amid the COVID pandemic, the world is experiencing a dramatic drop in carbon emissions. Tools like carbon markets could help assure that some of these reductions are maintained as the global economy recovers and reopens.
Nearly a third of CO2 emissions result from high power processes that require some form of combustable fuel, like air travel and long-haul shipping. Advanced biofuels sourced from wastes, residues, and energy crops present a possible solution.
Even before the pandemic, transit ridership in the U.S. was on a downward slope. Can this vulnerable system rebound?
Americans want their government to do more to grow clean energy and environmental protections. Yet the response in Congress has been to deny what would amount to modest assistance.
Greening the healthcare sector—at the levels of hospital systems and private practices—is a high-yield target in moving toward climate solutions.
As quarantined Americans, we long to be outside and with other people. Yet for the past 50 years our trend has been less engagement in civic life and less investment in public spaces. To cut carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate, we must re-invest in our communities and the social infrastructure that upholds them.
Anne Hoskins, chief policy officer at Sunrun, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the future of solar power.
The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing how governments around the world respond to a global crisis. What lessons can it teach us about the international response to climate change?
In the remote northern territories of Canada, a legacy of off-grid systems and limited infrastructure makes energy transition difficult.