A North Sea Auction Produces Big Plans for Scottish Wind Farms

Oil giants like BP and Shell propose to spend billions on renewable energy, bolstering Scotland’s efforts to move away from an economy based on fossil fuel.

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A Widening Web of Undersea Cables Connects Britain to Green Energy

Linking one nation’s power grid with another’s is considered essential as more electricity is generated from solar and wind.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #hydroelectric-power, #norway, #wind-power

Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments

The draft proposal could help unleash a wave of investment, but critics say both sources of energy cause damage to the environment.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #politics-and-government

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy

Harnessing an Unusual Kind of Natural Energy: Dancers’ Body Heat

The power of dance? It’s literal at a Glasgow arts center that is installing a geothermal heating and cooling system that runs on heat from dancing bodies.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bars-and-nightclubs, #dancing, #fleming-brown-andrew, #geothermal-power, #glasgow-scotland, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #sustainable-living, #townsend-david-energy-executive, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

As Miners Chase Clean-Energy Minerals, Tribes Fear a Repeat of the Past

Mining the minerals that may be needed for a green energy revolution could devastate tribal lands. The Biden administration will be forced to choose.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #environment, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #idaho, #mines-and-mining, #native-americans, #nez-perce-indians, #rivers, #salmon, #treaties, #water-pollution

Biden Administration Approves Two California Solar Projects

The solar farms, planned for the California desert, would generate enough electricity to power about 132,000 homes, the Interior Department said.

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Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Senator Joe Manchin III noted climate policy when he said he would vote against the Build Back Better Act. In his life and career, West Virginia coal has loomed large.

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Manchin Rejects Landmark Legislation, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

Senator Joe Manchin III said he was opposed to legislation that includes climate action designed to keep the planet from dangerously overheating.

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Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

New York is the latest Democratic city aiming to fight climate change by ushering out stoves and furnaces that run on gas in favor of electric alternatives. But Republican states and the gas industry are fighting back.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-gas-assn, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #home-appliances, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #natural-gas, #natural-resources-defense-council, #ovens-and-stoves

Battling for Bolivia’s Lithium That’s Vital to Electric Cars

Chinese and Russian industrial giants seek to tap mineral deposits vital to electric cars. A Texas entrepreneur has his own strategy: the long game.

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N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen

New York is set to become the nation’s largest city to enact a ban on gas heat and stoves in new buildings. It’s a major step away from fossil fuels that is expected to influence wider markets.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #city-council-nyc, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #natural-gas, #new-york-city

In Bakersfield, Many Find a California They Can Afford

Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.

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Edelman Criticized for Work With Oil Companies

Edelman has worked for Exxon Mobil and Shell while making strong public statements in favor of environmental sustainability. At a recent companywide meeting, employees had some sharp questions.

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Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

The federal government would stop buying gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and its buildings would be powered by wind, solar or other carbon-free electricity by 2050.

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The Achilles’ Heel of Biden’s Climate Plan? Coal Miners.

Unions representing other workers affected by climate legislation have struck deals, but opposition from coal miners has persisted, complicating the path to enactment.

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Climate Progress Depends on U.S.-China Competition

Competition between American and Chinese companies will be the real driver of decreased greenhouse gas emissions around the globe.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #global-warming, #united-states, #xi-jinping

On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

As the clean energy revolution upends the centuries-long lock of fossil fuels on the global economy, dealmakers and hustlers converge on the Fleuve Congo Hotel.

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Europe Met a Climate Target. But Is It Burning Less Carbon?

The European Union promised to reduce its emissions 20 percent by 2020. Did it happen?

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Can New York Really Get to 100% Clean Energy by 2040?

Clean power supply is being generated in upstate New York, but it is not making its way to New York City, the area that relies most heavily on power from fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #hochul-kathleen-c, #hydro-quebec, #new-york-city, #new-york-independent-system-operator-nyiso, #new-york-power-authority, #new-york-state

Europe Looks to Nuclear Power to Meet Climate Goals

While wind and solar ramp up, several countries, including France and Britain, are looking to expand their nuclear energy programs. Germany and others aren’t so enthusiastic.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #rolls-royce-plc

Can Hydrogen Save The Airline Industry’s Fuel Challenges? It’s Got a Way to Go.

Small, experimental hydrogen-powered planes are paving the way for net-zero carbon aviation by 2050. But the route is rocky.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #future-of-transportation, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen

What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

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Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

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Global Rivalries Are Miring the Clean Energy Revolution

The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in a cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.

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House Passes the Largest Expenditure on Climate in U.S. History

The $555 billion package is designed to lure the country away from fossil fuels. It faces an uncertain path in the Senate.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Young Voices Speak Out

Five participants in a Generation Climate program convened by The New York Times gave us their thoughts on the issues, why they became involved and what steps make a difference.

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Here’s How Mexico Can Clean Up Its Dirty Energy Industry

López Obrador’s energy “counterreform” hurts his country’s environmental record.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #pemex

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in Glasgow, Says She Will ‘Push’ on Climate Change

The New York Democrat arrived Tuesday in Glasgow with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to appear at the COP26 climate talks.

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The Developing World Is Falling Short on Emissions Reductions

Plans for new power generation won’t meet global climate goals.

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With COP26, China’s Climate Policy Merits a Closer Look

President Biden was among those expressing disappointment over China’s lack of commitment to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #shortages, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

Energy Department Aims to Slash Cost of Removing Carbon From the Air

Scientists say carbon removal may be needed to avert the worst effects of climate change. But it still needs to be much cheaper and more reliable.

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Over 40 Countries Pledge to End Use of Coal Power at COP26

The United States did not agree to stop coal development at home but promised to halt overseas funding of oil, gas and coal.

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COP26 Climate Summit: What Happened During the First Days

The world leaders have left Glasgow. Now negotiators must hunker down to turn pledges into reality.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Even as Biden Pushes Clean Energy, He Seeks More Oil Production

President Biden acknowledged “it seems like an irony” that he is asking energy-rich nations to boost oil production as he implores the world to tackle climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #wind-power

Europe Fears That Rising Cost of Climate Action Is Stirring Anger

Memories of the Yellow Vest movement are prompting officials to ensure that spiking energy prices don’t fuel inequality or populist discontent.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #france, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #income-inequality, #le-maire-bruno, #yellow-vests-movement

Some Politicians We Don’t Love, Some Movies We Do

Election Day and movie night offer different pleasures.

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Once a Leading Polluter, the U.K. Is Now Trying to Lead on Climate Change

On the eve of a global climate summit, Britain’s evolution from fossil fuels to clean energy is on display. But experts question whether its commitment is sufficient, and whether it can persuade other nations to meet meaningful goals.

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At Climate Talks, Biden Will Try to Sell American Leadership to Skeptics

The president wants to assure Glasgow’s climate summit that the U.S. is serious about climate change. But he lacks a legislative win at home.

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U.A.E., an Oil Giant, Aims to Burnish Climate Credentials

Trying to attract investors and retain customers, the United Arab Emirates says it will step up its efforts to cut emissions.

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Greece Pushes Green Energy Transformation to Fight Climate Change

As climate change bears down, Greece is upending its sources of energy and trying to reshape its economic destiny.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #greece, #labor-and-jobs, #mitsotakis-kyriakos, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Old Power Gear Is Slowing Use of Clean Energy and Electric Cars

Some people and businesses seeking to use solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles find they can’t because utility equipment needs an upgrade.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy

Biden and Democrats Push for Budget Deal This Week as Rifts Remain

Negotiators were closing in on a deal that could spend around $1.75 trillion, but lawmakers were still haggling over critical disagreements on the sprawling social policy bill.

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Biden Crafts a Climate Plan B: Tax Credits, Regulation and State Action

The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #senate, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, U.N. Report Warns

Countries are planning to produce more than twice as much oil, gas and coal through 2030 as would be needed if governments want to limit global warming to Paris Agreement goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

On a Pacific Island, Russia Tests Its Battle Plan on Climate Change

President Vladimir V. Putin long dismissed the threat posed by global warming. But fires, disasters and foreign pressure have prompted him to change course.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #gazprom, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrocarbons, #natural-gas, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #wind-power

Joe Manchin Versus West Virginia on Climate and Child Care

On climate and children, he’s hurting his own constituents.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #climate-change, #coal, #global-warming, #hydraulic-fracturing, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision

Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #federal-taxes-us, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Can Fortescue’s Andrew Forrest, a Carbon-Emitting Iron Ore Tycoon, Save the Planet?

Andrew Forrest made a mining fortune. Now he wants to lead a climate change revolution — and beat the fossil fuel giants along the way.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #australia, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydrogen, #mines-and-mining, #perth-australia, #politics-and-government, #steel-and-iron

What’s Behind the Energy Crunch in Britain and Europe

Natural gas prices have skyrocketed, pressuring manufacturers and households with high energy bills.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates