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US Tops Ranks of G7 Governments Failing to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G7 governments continue to provide billions of dollars to subsidize fossil fuel production and use despite pledges to phase them out completely by 2025, according to the G7 Fossil Fuel Subsidy Scorecard.

Investing $1 Trillion a Year In Clean Energy is Achievable

Clean energy is the future – if the future we want is one where average global temperature rise does not exceed two degrees Celsius. That’s the level experts say we need to stay within to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Investing an additional $1 trillion in clean energy annually until 2050 is achievable, a new Ceres report finds….

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California Is the First State To Require Solar On New Houses

The California Energy Commission recently adopted building standards requiring solar photovoltaic systems on new homes starting in 2020. The new standards, the first in the nation to require solar, are expected to increase the cost of a new home by $9,500, which is around half the cost of installing solar PV systems on existing homes. But they will reduce energy…

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The Interior Department is In Bed With the Oil and Gas Industry

President Trump signed an executive order last year promoting energy independence. The day after, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued two orders with the intention of implementing Trump’s executive order. They promote the development of energy, including oil and gas, on public lands. Reuters recently reported that oil and gas drillers only bid on a “tiny fraction” of Gulf of Mexico…

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Big Bank Tar Sands Financing More than Doubled in 2017

The world’s biggest banks continue to hasten the coming of extreme climate change by raising financing “extreme fossil fuels” exploration, production, distribution and consumption.

The Lowdown On Trump’s Infrastructure Bill

President Trump recently released his infrastructure and budget plan. Environmental and social justice organizations are opposed to the plan, depicting it as a giveaway to the wealthy. The Trump administration claims in a blog post on the White House website that the infrastructure plan will empower state and local authorities by expanding the states environmental review and permitting processes. The…

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IPEEC 2017 Energy Efficiency Report Highlights Achievements, Challenges

Acting under the auspices of the G20, the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) presented its 2017 Annual Report last week.