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13 04 2021 | 12:22

‘Negotiating with your worst enemy’: Biden in risky talks to pay Brazil to save Amazon.

Activists fear billion-dollar climate deal will bolster Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance – but US says action can’t wait The US is negotiating a multi-billion dollar climate deal with…

07 04 2021 | 09:56

New York's outgoing climate tsar hopes Biden can help save city from sea rise.

Daniel Zarrilli is leaving New York’s top climate post after eight years and says more needs to be done to tackle fossil fuels. Following an eight-year tenure as New York City’s climate tsar, a…

07 04 2021 | 09:53

Biden’s $2tn infrastructure plan aims to ‘finally address climate crisis as a nation'

President says new plan will allow ‘transformational progress’ by bolstering investments in clean energy and electric vehicles. Joe Biden has said his new infrastructure plan will allow “…

06 04 2021 | 14:33

Fossil fuels get too many government handouts. Biden wants to cut them off.

The American Jobs Plan proposes taking away major tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry. One of the great ironies of climate politics is that America continues to subsidize — to the tune of…

03 04 2021 | 07:31

U.S. sets goal of building 30GW of offshore wind by 2030

The nascent U.S. offshore wind industry received a major boost on March 29 as the Biden administration launched a series of coordinated actions intended to help the country install 30,000 MW of…

03 04 2021 | 07:16

Dead Power Grid Revived with Solar and Wind, Not Diesel.

An unexpected outage in Colorado allowed engineers to test whether renewable energy and batteries can quickly restart an electric grid. A funny thing happened as the U.S. prepared to launch an…

01 04 2021 | 10:44

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030.

Solar installations in the United States are expected to quadruple by 2030 thanks to the extension of a key industry subsidy late last year and booming demand for carbon-free power, an industry body…

01 04 2021 | 10:37

Biden Is Betting His Whole Climate Agenda on Infrastructure.

With the latest round of stimulus, clean energy advocates have been told yet again that it’s not their turn.

31 03 2021 | 12:32

Form a climate club: United States, European Union and China.

If the three biggest economies agree a carbon tax on imports, it will catalyse climate action globally. Joe Biden’s presidency of the United States is an opportunity to realize a long-discussed…

29 03 2021 | 10:26

Joe Biden invites 40 world leaders to virtual summit on climate crisis.

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin among invitees as US heralds return to forefront of climate fight. Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on the climate crisis, the White House…

22 03 2021 | 14:56

US climate envoy John Kerry warns UK government coal has ‘no future’ amid growing concern over Cumbria mine

Mr Kerry warns UK ministers coal is ‘dirtiest fuel in the world’ amid international concern over Cumbrian mine. Coal has “no future”, US climate envoy John Kerry has warned UK ministers amid growing…

22 03 2021 | 09:59

US urged to cut 50% of emissions by 2030 to spur other countries to action.

Biden administration is set to unveil a new greenhouse gas reduction target at a climate meeting on 22 April, Earth Day. The US needs to commit to slashing its planet-heating emissions by at least…

22 03 2021 | 09:45

Biden DOI Reverses Trump Rule That Stripped Migratory Bird Protections.

On Monday the Biden administration restored protections for migratory birds from accidental, industry-caused deaths.

22 03 2021 | 09:03

Republicans' new favorite study trashes Biden's climate plans – but who's behind it?

Wyoming representative Liz Cheney says the study proves Biden’s policies would destroy state economies. But it has the oil and gas industry’s fingerprints all over it. Wyoming’s US representative,…

22 03 2021 | 08:37

Biden backs plans for first large-scale offshore wind farm in US.

The Vineyard Wind project would create 800 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 400,000 homes in New England. A huge wind farm off the Massachusetts coast is edging closer to federal approval,…

15 03 2021 | 10:47

U.S. battery storage installations surged in 4th quarter 2020, much more is on the way.

The energy storage industry is shattering records for battery deployments, underscoring its growing role in decarbonizing the economy. In the last three months of 2020, nearly 2.2 gigawatt-hours (…

12 03 2021 | 11:13

What’s really driving coal power’s demise?

The big idea People often point to plunging natural gas prices as the reason U.S. coal-fired power plants have been shutting down at a faster pace in recent years. However, new research shows two…

12 03 2021 | 11:03

A Texas city had a bold new climate plan – until a gas company got involved.

The fossil fuel industry is using the same playbook to fight city climate plans around the country. When the city of Austin drafted a plan to shift away from fossil fuels, the local gas company was…

12 03 2021 | 09:54

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US.

Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas that left millions without power or clean water during February’s deep freeze. Many have blamed the state’s …

12 03 2021 | 09:23

'Biden must undo Trump's damaging decision on Western Sahara'

In August 2012, my daughter Mariah and I took part in an international human rights delegation trip to Western Sahara, where we met with hundreds and hundreds of victims of abuse. People there told…