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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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Is Shell Really Serious About Dealing With Climate Change?

Under Shell’s Sky Scenario, a world is possible where net-zero carbon emissions is achieved by 2070, and global average temperatures are beneath the target of two degrees Celsius. Or in the words of Shell, it “illustrates a technically possible, but challenging pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.” It envisions a future where renewable energies are…

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Energy Transformation Key to Achieving Global Emissions Reductions Goals

A global energy transformation is required in order to hold global mean temperature rise below the 2 degrees C climate tipping point, according to IRENA.

Growing Chorus Calls For the Ouster of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

The chorus calling for the ouster of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has grown bigger and louder. Forty environmental, civic, labor and social justice organizations took out full-page ads calling the resignation of Pruitt. The ad appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post and The Oklahoman, which is the largest paper in Pruitt’s home state, Oklahoma….

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Poseidon Foundation Invests $2.6MM in Ecosphere+ Cordillera Azul REDD+ Project

The first investment in an Ecosphere+ project, Poseidon’s blockchain initiative links retail purchases and carbon emission reduction credits.

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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Business Can and Must Do More to Address Climate Change

Business action and climate risk From hurricanes to wildfires, the U.S. felt the impacts of climate change in 2017. While President Trump’s administration continues to deny climate change is even occurring, businesses are taking action. But is their action enough given the risks? Two recently released reports can shed light. One of them is by CDP and Climate Disclosure Standards…

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