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Letter: Beating climate change means tough choices on solar and EVs – Financial Times

Martin Sandbu is an optimist. He thinks that daily life will pretty much stay the same in our ongoing battle against global warming (Opinion, April 26). I like optimism, but I see tough choices ahead. First, from where do we…

Connecting California: State’s climate change fight about more than global warming – Desert Sun

California’s fight against climate change isn’t doing all that much to slow climate change. But it should be considered a success anyway.   While California reached its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels, it is lagging in…

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? – Al Jazeera English

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in electric vehicles, big tax incentives for renewable energy and widespread improvements to the ailing US power grid. The initiative would…

Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump’s rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan

The Limits Of Green Energy Confirm The Reality Of Fossil Fuels

In a previous life as a tour guide in the Eternal City of Rome, I would explain Raphael’s famous “Athens School” in the eponymous rooms and former papal apartments inside the Vatican. There the two most consequential philosophers in history…

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Police arrest dozens of Extinction Rebellion protesters in London

Thousands of Extinction Rebellion protesters have descended on Parliament Square in London leading to at least 90 arrests, as the group kicked off 10 days of civil disobedience to demand government action on the climate crisis. Four XR groups blocked…

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Fear Of (Everybody Else) Flying

Just over a year ago, newly elected U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) shocked the world by proposing a Green New Deal. One of its more controversial provisions was a proposal to build high-speed rail…

Radical Biden: No More Drilling Or Fracking, No More Cars

Whoever said that Joe Biden was a moderate? His radical ideas are as much of a danger as his incoherency and his constant lies. He has the nomination likely locked up at this point, so he doesn’t have to pitch…

California’s Bullet Train A Bigger Mess Than Anyone Realized

Going back to early 2018, Ed Morrissey was already sounding the alarm about the way that California’s vaunted high-speed rail line, affectionately known as the bullet train, was imploding as the world watched. By that point, cost estimates for the…

Electric Cars For Everyone Is A Govt. Pipe Dream

There is a new dogma in British politics in support of electric cars. Electric cars may be dear (though it is argued they will get cheaper) and the charging infrastructure for them still needs to be built as well. But…