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Renewable Energy Is Becoming So Cheap US Will Meet Paris Commitments

Renewable Energy Is Becoming So Cheap US Will Meet Paris Commitments
Above Photo: Why insist on coal as solar gets cheaper? (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) …Even If Trump Withdraws Research analysts at Morgan Stanley believe that renewable energy like solar and wind power are hurtling towards a level of ubiquity where not even politics can hinder them. Renewable energy is simply becoming the cheapest option, fast. Basic economics, the analysts say, suggest that the US will exceed its commitments in the Paris ... Read more

Our Best Shot At Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

Our Best Shot At Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public
Above Photo: “Cities and towns that want well-run water and sanitation services, low-cost access to the internet, and affordable housing should keep those operations public.” Charles Cook via Wikimedia Commons. A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets. Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of ... Read more

Climate Change, Hope, And Revolution: Notes For Dark And Gloomy Times

Climate Change, Hope, And Revolution: Notes For Dark And Gloomy Times
Above Photo: Climate change protest in Copenhagen:  source. The other day I was invited to speak in a colleague’s Environmental Studies class, called, simply, “Hope.”  It happened to be the day after Donald Trump had uttered his calculated, genocidal stupidities about the Paris Agreement (which he kept calling the “Paris Accord”).  By now, a hundred thousand words of outrage, resolve, and analysis have been written and spoken.  Let’s go in ... Read more

Newsletter: After Trump’s Climate Withdrawal

Newsletter: After Trump’s Climate Withdrawal
Trump Follows Previous US Presidents Who Have Undermined Climate Action: The Only Path to Climate Justice is People Power President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement follows the path of previous presidents who have undermined international climate agreements. We disagree with Trump but it is important to understand his actions in the context of the history of the United States regarding previous climate ... Read more

G7 Leaders Blame US For Failure To Reach Climate Change Agreement

G7 Leaders Blame US For Failure To Reach Climate Change Agreement
Above Photo: Mr Trump has said he needs more to time to decide whether to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement Evan Vucci/AP ‘The entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying.’ says German Chancellor Angela Merkel In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders have said in their final communique from a summit in Italy that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change with ... Read more

Exxon & Chevron Face Shareholder Challenges On Climate Change

<div>Exxon & Chevron Face Shareholder Challenges On Climate Change</div>
Above Photo: Screenshot from YouTube Arjuna Capital and As You Sow Keep Pressure on Oil Giants to Return More Capital to Investors and Produce Roadmap for Transitioning to Low Carbon Economy DALLAS, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – ExxonMobil and Chevron will host simultaneous annual meetings on Wednesday, May 31 in Dallas and Midland, TX respectively, and face shareholders who want the oil giants to start dealing with the realities of life in a ... Read more