WindEurope demands 100% renewables vision from EU

WindEurope demands 100% renewables vision from EU

WindEurope has called on the European Union to chart a path to a 100% renewables future in its forthcoming Climate Law. The trade body said even the most ambitious decarbonisation scenarios set out in an earlier communication of the legislation are not based on the headline target.

Exxon blasts New York’s climate lawsuit as trial opens

Exxon blasts New York’s climate lawsuit as trial opens

Exxon Mobil Corp.’s lawyer slammed New York’s securities-fraud case as the trial opened, saying the state “twisted” reality by conflating two internal metrics the company uses to account for the financial impact of climate change on its business.

Don’t tell us how inspiring we are, take action on climate change: Greta Thunberg tells U.S. Congress

Don’t tell us how inspiring we are, take action on climate change: Greta Thunberg tells U.S. Congress

Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday called for action, not praise, from U.S. lawmakers as she joined other youth leaders in kicking off two days of meetings and speeches on Washington's Capitol Hill.

Greenpeace rig protest highlights operators’ climate concerns

Greenpeace rig protest highlights operators’ climate concerns

Greenpeace’s recent occupation of a North Sea rig highlights some of the immediate and practical concerns firms have on climate change, according to a lawyer.Along with the long-term concerns on climate change, he discussed the practical and commercial reasons for firms to get involved in the discussion.

New York signs deal for 1.7GW of offshore wind as it moves to 100% renewables

New York signs deal for 1.7GW of offshore wind as it moves to 100% renewables

“With this agreement, New York will lead the way in developing the largest source of offshore wind power in the nation, and today I will sign the most aggressive climate law in the United States of America.

Greens land historic result in European elections in clear call for climate action

Greens land historic result in European elections in clear call for climate action

For his part, Bas Eickhout, Vice President of the Greens/EFA group and leading candidate for the European Green Party, noted that any new European Commission should take into account the Green Wave’s mandate to drive change in Europe, noting that the program of climate protection, social justice and defense of rule of law and democracy gave the Greens this important win.

Congress Introduces Energy Storage Tax Credit Bill

Congress Introduces Energy Storage Tax Credit Bill

Amidst a flurry of energy and climate change legislation being introduced in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, this week saw lawmakers reintroduce a perennial attempt to add stand-alone energy storage to the list of technologies eligible for federal investment tax credits (ITC).

The kids suing the government over climate change want to halt fossil fuel extraction

The kids suing the government over climate change want to halt fossil fuel extraction

Robin Loznak/Our Children’s Trust The attorneys representing young people who are suing the federal government in a major climate change lawsuit recently took the unusual step of filing an injunction to stop all new leases for fossil fuel production .

Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

The lawsuits center on some fundamental interpretations of law, but in nearly all cases, the parties agree on these facts: Greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels are heating up the planet, which in turn is fueling sea level rise, more extreme weather, and changes in the overall climate.

America's Energy Future: What the Government Misses in Its Energy Outlook and Why It Matters

America's Energy Future: What the Government Misses in Its Energy Outlook and Why It Matters

Please subscribe me to the following mailing lists I agree to InsideClimate News' Terms of Service and Privacy Policy The projections in the annual report suggest several future outcomes that energy experts don't see happening, including that: The way the EIA creates its base case for the Annual Energy Outlook has been criticized for years, in part because the projections don't take into account future changes to laws and regulations.

Slew of new bills show Pacific and Atlantic states unanimously oppose offshore drilling

Slew of new bills show Pacific and Atlantic states unanimously oppose offshore drilling

“But climate change isn’t coming, climate change is here.” Bills set to be introduced range in their approach to targeting offshore drilling, with lawmakers largely working to enact bans in their states on oil and gas offshore infrastructure.

Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, is now overseeing the EPA

Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, is now overseeing the EPA

“He is, without question, a member of the coal industry’s Hall of Fame.” 2) He’s refused to attribute climate change to humans Wheeler was also a longtime staffer for Sen. Jim Inhofe, serving as chief counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee while the lawmaker was chair, according to Inside Climate News .

The Supreme Court just declined to hear Exxon Mobil’s appeal in a climate change lawsuit

The Supreme Court just declined to hear Exxon Mobil’s appeal in a climate change lawsuit

Julie Dermansky/Corbis/Getty Images The Supreme Court on Monday issued a significant ruling for ongoing legal battles around climate change by declining to hear oil giant Exxon Mobil’s appeal in its suit with the state of Massachusetts.

Spain sets out plan for 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Spain sets out plan for 100% renewable electricity by 2050

“The draft Spanish climate law is an excellent example of the implementation of the Paris agreement: it sets a long-term goal, provides incentives on scaling up zero emission technologies and cares about a good transition for the workforce,” said Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Will Victoria Liberal get serious on climate, or haemorrhage votes on a sleeper issue?

Will Victoria Liberal get serious on climate, or haemorrhage votes on a sleeper issue?

Victoria will go to the polls in a month and the Liberal National Party opposition, led by Matthew Guy, has failed to release a comprehensive climate change policy. The Matthew Guy opposition voted against strengthening state climate change laws and Victorian Renewable Energy Target legislation.

The Supreme Court stepped in to stall a climate lawsuit. That’s really weird.

The Supreme Court stepped in to stall a climate lawsuit. That’s really weird.

One of the biggest legal battles over climate change is now in limbo pending a decision from the Supreme Court’s chief justice, who last week took the odd step of halting the lawsuit to consider a stay.