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Climate Conscious Consumers

by  Jonathan Wood December 21, 2018.  blog post on Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). A new study suggests better-informed consumers would reduce their climate footprint This week, a study published in Nature Climate Change concluded that 1) people don’t know much about the relative greenhouse gas emissions of the products they buy; and 2) would alter their consumption if provided (More...)

Climate Change Articles

Mike Bloomberg Announces Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Expands From 20 To 25 Cities, Names St. Petersburg 20th Winner

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Jan 3, 2019. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Climate Challenge will now provide a total of 25 of the largest U.S. cities with technical support and expertise crucial to meeting their ambitious carbon reduction goals The Climate Challenge is part of the more than $200 million Bloomberg American Cities Initiative designed to help cities like St. Petersburg (More...)

Climate Change Articles Local/Regional News

Governor Ron DeSantis Moves to Ban Fracking in Florida

Food and Water Watch, Jan. 10, 2019. Statement of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch “Meanwhile, Trump and even many Democrats continue to double-down on oil and gas drilling.” Washington, D.C. – This morning Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced that he was initiating the process of banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the (More...)

Fossil Fuels

Gov. Wolf Executive Order Targets 80% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas

Jan. 8, 2019. Gov. Wolf took a historic step forwards in combating the climate crisis by issuing an executive order targeting  a 26 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions statewide by 2025 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050.   At the same time he expressed strong support for the oil and gas industry, including the (More...)

CleanPower Climate Change Articles Fossil Fuels Local/Regional News

Pennsylvania signs on to major regional plan to cut car and truck emissions

Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Dec. 18, 2018.   Pennsylvania and eight other northeastern states have agreed to craft a regional plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles and use money from the new carbon market to invest in cleaner transportation infrastructure. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards said the agreement is a (More...)

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DEP approves ethane pipeline to Shell’s cracker in Beaver County

Reid Frazier, State Impact, Dec. 20, 2018. Shell won state approval Thursday on a pair of permits for the pipeline that will feed ethane to its $6 billion chemical plant in Beaver County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection approved two water permits for the company’s Falcon ethane pipeline. The 97-mile pipeline will run from (More...)

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COP 24 Reflections from a US youth delegate.

Kristy Drutman, Dec. 29, 2018. The UN Climate Talks in Katowice, Poland were not inspirational for their policy outcomes, but rather the creation of a space for civil society to gather and take back power. This past month, I attended the U.N. climate negotiations (COP 24) this year in Katowice, Poland as a U.S. youth (More...)

Road To Paris -- COP21, 22, 23,24

9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

Jeff Deyette, EcoWatch, Dec. 27, 2018. Despite the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past year and help (More...)


‘People’s Seat’ Initiative to Amplify Citizens’ Voices at Climate Negotiations

21 November 2018: The UNFCCC ‘People’s Seat’ initiative aims to engage people on taking action climate change in the lead-up to the Katowice Climate Change Conference. The initiative will combine digital technology, polling and the voices of prominent environmentalists to deliver an urgent message to delegates at the conference. Launched by the UNFCCC Secretariat, the (More...)

Road To Paris -- COP21, 22, 23,24