Climate change Stories November 7

Italy to make climate-change study mandatory in state schools

Italian education minister Lorenzo Fioramonti (pictured above) confirmed that, starting in 2020, Italy will become the world’s first country to make it compulsory for children to study climate change and sustainability in school, in an exclusive interview with Reuters.

Climate change Stories November 6

UK High Court rules London’s climate-crisis protest ban unlawful

The UK’s High Court has ruled that a Metropolitan Police ban of the climate-crisis protests held by activism group Extinction Rebellion (XR) in October was unlawful.

Climate change Stories October 10

Nearly 100 city mayors announce support of global Green New Deal at C40 summit

A coalition of 94 city mayors from across the world have committed to a global Green New Deal and recognize the climate crisis. They are attending the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen (above), a three-day conference that runs until tomorrow. The summit’s aim is to “build a global coalition of leading cities, businesses, and citizens that rallies around the radical and ambitious climate action our planet needs.”

Climate change Stories October 8

Extinction Rebellion: who they are, and what they want

Extinction Rebellion (XR) is busy making headlines today with global protests. So what do they have to do with green energy? In short, a lot. Here’s an explainer.

Climate change Stories October 4

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • An Allentown, PA, town hall revealed that voters in the swing state are worried about pollution and climate change.
  • A new model suggests carbon taxes should start high and then fall, bucking previous beliefs.
  • Here’s how much solar power these Washington, DC, landmarks could produce.
  • The city of Phoenix is giving away free plans for net zero energy homes.

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Climate change Stories September 28

  • The UN-supported IPCC releases a somber report about the state of our oceans.
  • Why do so many adults find teenage activist Greta Thunberg a threat?
  • The Covering Climate Now media project wrapped up, with some outstanding work.
  • Philadelphia airport may have a big problem with rising waters in the near future.
  • Florida is holding an energy and climate summit — and not a moment too soon.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories September 23

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • What’s happening today at the UN Climate Action Summit.
  • Countries need to triple climate emissions targets to limit 2C global heating.
  • Global electric bus adoption will triple by 2025.
  • More Americans are worried about the environment — but they have to make real changes. expand full story

Climate change Stories September 21

  • The (truly) Global Climate Strike draws millions to the streets…
  • … But Donald Trump is snubbing the UN climate summit on Monday.
  • Climate change is Canadians’ No. 1 concern.
  • In West Texas, wind power means jobs.
  • Hurricanes Humberto and Imelda cause damage in Bermuda and Texas, respectively.
  • And more…

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Climate change Stories September 20

Young people are leading marches, big and small, in a truly global climate strike today. (Adults are there, too.) They are protesting inaction on climate change by governments and businesses.

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Climate change Stories September 19

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot launch a short film about how to fight climate change.
  • The UK holds a $25 billion offshore wind farm auction.
  • EnergySage releases their 2019 consumer solar report.
  • Duke Energy says it will eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.

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