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Homefront Climate News: Direct from Alaska

Metlakatla, Alaska. Photo by Joey Mendolia, Alaska Public Media.

George Harvey

We have been aware for a long time of problems brought on by climate change in Alaska. Buildings have tilted as permafrost supporting them gave way. Heat waves like nothing in history have brought on wildfires. Exploitation of natural […]

FERC’S Latest “Infrastructure” Report

Major Changes In Its Three-Year Forecast: No New Coal Capacity; Net Reduction in Fossil Fuels; Significant Decline for Nuclear Power Net New Wind and Solar Capacity More Than Doubles Natural Gas

Ken Bossong

According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released in the […]

US Cities Boost Clean Energy Efforts

Scorecard of 75 large U.S. cities reveals the top 10

U.S. cities are ramping up their clean energy efforts, notably with stricter energy-saving rules for buildings, but only a few cities appear on track to meet their community-wide climate goals, according to the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, released today by the nonprofit American Council […]

Vermont Legislative Update

The Climate Solutions Caucus. Image: VPIRG

Jessie Haas

The rap on the 2019 Vermont legislature is that they didn’t get much done—notably, for climate activists, any kind of carbon pricing scheme – or the “Global Warming Solutions Act,” which would require the state government to act on Vermont’s climate pollution goals. So when […]

Movement on Decarbonization

Serious Step Forward Thwarted in Oregon

The Senate Republicans evidently thought it was a good idea to hide in Idaho. Photo: Sebastian Bergmann, Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA 2.0 Generic

J. D. Kaplan

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” says one Oregon state senator to taunt his governor, Kate Brown. She literally sent the police […]

FREE Tesla Powerwalls for 100 GMP Low-income Families with Health Concerns

Green Mountain Power is offering Tesla Powerwall 2.0 batteries to 100 eligible customers, free of charge. A $150,000 grant from the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity (VLITE) will pay for the cutting-edge technology and installation in the homes of low income customers with significant need for backup power reliability due to health and […]

Get Out of Jail Free Card: Carbon Capture


By Dr. James Hansen

There is enough popular misinterpretation of recent news about the cost of carbon capture that I should comment on that.

David Keith has done some of the most credible work on direct air capture of CO2, so his recent paper1 in Joule reporting on the cost of carbon capture deserves […]

An Electric Lawnmower Brigade Invades Hanover on July 4th

Bring your electric lawn mowers for this year’s 4th of July parade in Hanover, NH. Courtesy image

Barbara Callaway

This Fourth of July a group in Hanover, NH will be celebrating electric lawn care as a way to reduce our carbon footprint. Who knew that a gas-powered mower, using 1.75 gallons per hour, […]

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide Isn’t Just Possible – It’s Also More Cost-Effective

By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch

Reposted from EcoWatch media associate AlterNet

Transitioning the world to 100% renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims.

The research, compiled by […]

Put a Price on Pollution:

What Is the ESSEX Plan?

By Michael Shank

Economists love it. Republicans love it. Democrats love it. Big multinational corporations love it. Even activists love it. What could possibly garner that much affection? A pragmatic piece of policy that puts a cost on carbon and a price on pollution. It’s clean and simple. And in […]