The health, economic and job benefits of capping coal consumption by greatly expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency are clear, and China is currently making strong efforts to speed up its clean energy transition.
Too often, African American voices are excluded from discussions about the critical issues facing our country. Recently the NAACP developed a report that shows how fossil fuels play a significantly harmful role in the health of African Americans and other communities of color.
Since 2008, three major coal ash disasters have threatened lives, livelihoods and water quality in Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee, including the largest toxic waste spill in U.S. history. Communities across our country near leaking coal ash ponds and landfills can wait no longer.
Clean water, clean air and the steady access to food are all in limited supply, and are being depleted at alarming rates. And a rapidly growing, urbanized global middle-class is living and working in ways that are accelerating consumption of those already scarce resources.
When complete, First Solar's California Flats project will generate enough electricity to power Apple's Cupertino headquarters complex, as well as its California stores and data centers. Many have hailed this as a first step toward more widespread commercial adoption of solar power.
I do so much of my work for my daughter's future. I imagine that many of my colleagues who are parents feel the same. We work together to phase out coal plants so that families can enjoy cleaner air and water. We demand clean-energy investments to help fight climate change so that our kids and grandkids will have a safer, healthy planet when they grow up.
Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security.
With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.
Solar is the only clean energy source that just about anyone can install and manage for themselves. That's why the sun will be shining even brighter on investors who see the opportunity and catch the next solar powered wave.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have a strong commitment to bringing "24/7" power to all. But while the government works to expand access to the grid, the growth of renewables -- including solar, wind, and biomass -- has opened up new frontiers of decentralized energy models to bring electricity to households and business enterprises now.
Today, on Earth Day, let's continue to protect ourselves, and ask our politicians to vote for policies that protect us. Included in that is a campaign to defeat the newest sponsor of terrorism -- climate change.
Coachella has been getting dissed lately. Some complain that the acts aren't as indie, others say that it's become too mainstream and crowded. But in the three years that I've gone, I've noticed one change more than any of the others -- the emphasis Coachella is placing on sustainability.
Hundreds of people are expected to show up at the state capitol in Springfield tomorrow for Earth Day rallies promoting clean energy. Judging from the results of polling NRDC conducted in Illinois, they are hardly alone. Our polling points to widespread enthusiasm for increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency here. The key takeaways are pretty exciting.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, I would like to pause and look specifically at the relationship between equality, energy and the environment.
I stand by this critique of what Franzen's essay gets wrong, but I didn't credit what it implicitly gets right ⎯- that is, the climate fight is disconnected from what we individually cherish. My heart, too, rebels at the idea that tons of carbon avoided trump everything else.