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Energy performance certificates hold back heat decarbonisation

By FORESIGHT Contributor Jan Rosenow of the Regulatory Assistance Project explains how the criteria for energy performance certificates are out of step with heat decarbonisationIn 2014, we bought an old Victorian house in Oxford, UK, well aware it needed major renovation work. Our energy performance certificate (EPC), which shows the energy performance of a building,…

COURTS: Exxon goes to trial next week over secret carbon costs

By Ben Schultz Exxon being held accountable? It seems so…The New York Supreme Court is bringing out the big guns to prosecute Exxon for misleading shareholders about the financial risks it faces from climate change. Click headline for full article Read Full Article Here For more great articles: The Energy Collective – The world’s best…

The U.S. Southeast: A Hotspot For Uneconomic Fossil Power, Already Costs Consumers Millions, Risks Billions In Stranded Assets

By Energy Innovation Several major utilities in the U.S. Southeast have recently announced goals to reach low- or zero -carbon status. But you won’t exactly get whiplash trying to keep up with a wave of immediate fossil fuel shutdowns following these commitments.The targets from utilities like Southern Company and Duke Energy stretch out three decades…

Climate Politics/Capitol Light (34)

By Joel Stronberg Climate, Politics/Capitol Light©, is a service of The JBS Group and Civil Notion October 18, 2019 In the midst of it all, Senate Democrats forced a vote on their resolution to deny the administration its Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE). The resolution called for striking down ACE and reinstating Obama’s Clean Power…

EU ETS revenues can help unlock the clean energy transition

By FORESIGHT Contributor A recent World Bank study reveals global carbon revenues are rising sharply, but only around 42% are used for environmental projects. It shows European and American citizens prefer their governments to spend carbon revenues on low-carbon initiatives, so why is political will lagging behind asks Susanne Dyrbøl from Rockwool GroupIncreased attention to…

Power Shutoffs: Playing with Fire

By Kyler Geoffroy By Denise Fairchild and Kim EvonCalifornia’s fire season is back. Yet if this past week is any indication, our emergency response remains woefully inadequate. When disaster strikes we are far from being energy resilient, ensuring reliable access to electricity for our most vulnerable communities.Climate fires are California’s new normal. Dangerous combinations of…

Climate Politics/Capitol Light (33)

By Joel Stronberg Climate, Politics/Capitol Light©, is a service of The JBS Group and Civil NotionOctober 16, 2019 But, it’s a long, long while from May to DecemberBut the days grow short when you reach SeptemberWhen the autumn weather turns the leaves to flameOne hasn’t got time for the waiting gameThe lyrics above were written…

The Mythology of Overconsumption

By Canon Bryan As a species, our lives have been made better throughout the ages because we have consistently consumed more. If we were to reverse our consumption habits, which is not possible, humankind would not flourish. Life would not get better for anyone if we suddenly consumed less. Nor should we expect the ecology…

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