Louisiana Prepares to Evacuate Its Coastal Floodplain

Louisiana Prepares to Evacuate Its Coastal Floodplain

Storm surge on a Louisiana highway shows the effects of rising sea levels. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration From Bloomberg: ‘Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico,...
MCE Celebrates Marin’s First for California

MCE Celebrates Marin’s First for California

From the MCE Clean Energy’s press release dated December 19th: This fall, Marin became the first county in the state to have 100% renewable electricity for all of its county, town, and city municipal accounts. Together, all 12 municipalities have eliminated an...
World Bank Is Ending Fossil Fuel Funding

World Bank Is Ending Fossil Fuel Funding

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim speaks at the One Planet meeting in Paris Dec. 12th as World Bank announces an end to fossil fuel funding. From the Ecowatch article on the announcement: “In effort to bolster a global shift to clean energy, the World...
World’s Largest Fund May Divest from Oil

World’s Largest Fund May Divest from Oil

Norwegian cottage on a fjord Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said Thursday that it’s considering selling all of its shares in fossil fuel companies like Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc and other oil giants, in order...
World CO2 to Hit Record High in 2017

World CO2 to Hit Record High in 2017

After slower CO2 emissions growth in the last three years, increased coal power plant activity in China is a big contributor to this year’s 2% jump. From the Inside Climate News article: The world is on its way to record-high carbon emissions in 2017, after...