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Opinion: Climate Week NYC to Drive Ambitious Move to Clean Energy

Climate Week NYC 2020, the world’s biggest climate summit this year, kicks off today, though because of the COVID-19 pandemic it will...

#SocEntFriday: A New Environment for Climate Week NYC 2020

In honor of Climate Week NYC 2020 next week, we look at some green entrepreneurs cleaning up the future — including zero-waste...

Energy Sector’s Mixed Message on Carbon Emissions No Surprise to Activists

Some U.S. oil and gas companies were secretly concerned about carbon emissions, while publicly minimizing the issue. Carbon emissions have been linked to...

Why Wildfires Make the Case for Paris Agreement

Even though California has been a leader in setting emission standards, the wildfires show that climate change cannot be confined within state...

New Small Nuclear Reactor Gains U.S. Approval, May Bolster Flagging Sector

Advocates say the U.S. government’s first approval for the design of a new type of small nuclear reactor is good for the...

How This Season’s Storms Reinforce Climate Change Battles

Hurricane Laura not only shows how climate change is creating stronger hurricanes, but also how low oil demand is and why even...

U.K. May Become Carbon-Negative in Electricity Sector by 2033

U.K.’s electricity system could become carbon-negative by as soon as 2033, according to a future scenarios report from National Grid ESO.Country wants...

Fossil Fuel Divestment for Endowments Goes Digital

Most college students may be taking classes virtually this semester, but that may not slow down their virtual protests for their institutions’...

Why Going Green Is Good for Fighting COVID-19

Making buildings more environmentally friendly also makes them more virus-resilient, so why not fight climate change and COVID-19 simultaneously? 

How HVAC Upgrades Fight COVID-19 and Climate Change

Energy-efficient upgrades to HVAC systems at schools and other critical buildings can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Federal funding and tax incentives to...

Writing the Future: Investors Pushing ESG Values Into Boardrooms

U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions this year and the COVID-19...

Will the Cruise Industry Use the Pandemic Pause to Go Greener?

With cruise lines shut down, now might be the time for an environmental overhaul that shrinks the industry’s sizable carbon footprint. Still, some...

The First Step Is Admitting You Have a (Carbon) Problem

A step-by-step guide for investors of all sorts to set portfolio targets that will help create stronger decarbonization plans to reach the...

Next-Gen Nuclear Reactors May Help Combat Climate Change

Advances in nuclear technology will result in safer, cheaper reactors, allowing the sector to play a major part in the transition to...

No Free Lunch: AXA Sees Costs in Ignoring, Battling Climate Change

AXA’s latest climate report lays out financial losses caused by floods, storms and extreme temperatures, and discusses costs of transitioning to greener...

When Is It Green Finance and Not Just Green Giving?

Financial institutions are pitching their eco-credentials as the coronavirus subsides. Clean energy commitments will matter most. This article is...

‘Temperature Ratings’ Estimate Effectiveness of Companies’ Climate Change Plans

New measurement for a company’s expected global warming impact may help investors. CDP ‘temperature ratings’ tool lets investors weigh a company’s impact on...

U.K. Pensions May Focus on Climate Change, While U.S. May Limit...

While the U.K. moves to ask retirement funds to disclose their portfolios’ carbon footprint, U.S. authorities may limit pension plan managers’ ability...

Quantum Computers, Harnessed to Solve Climate Change, May Be on the...

Quantum computers will help the chemicals industry discover new fertilizer production chemicals to replace a 100-year-old process and lower CO2 emissions. New quantum-generated...

What BlackRock’s Plans to ‘Punish’ Portfolio Climate Inaction Really Means

When BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, says it will “punish” companies for their “climate inaction,” what does it mean? Maybe the...

RBC GAM Using Climate Risk to Evaluate Its Over-$300-Billion Portfolio

Royal Bank of Canada Global Asset Management is working on future proofing its portfolio of over $300 billion to protect its assets...

Biden Plan to Fight Climate Change: Too Ambitious?

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s and House Democrats’ climate crisis plans aim high —  and very wideThe plans call for $6.7 trillion in...

Nuclear Power Emerges As Divisive Topic at IEA Energy Summit

Nuclear power emerged as a controversial issue for attendees at a global clean energy summit held by the International Energy Agency. Environmentalists have...

One Planet With 195 Ways to Go Green

Any meaningful environmental impact risks being diluted if European countries are the only ones embracing the idea of a green recovery. The...

French Citizens’ Assembly Wins $16.9 Billion Pledge to Fight Climate Change

French President Macron pledges $16.9 billion to fight climate change, accepts recommendations of citizens’ assembly. Win by climate change activists signals money...

IEA Outlines $3 Trillion Plan for a Sustainable Energy Future

The International Energy Agency unveiled a pandemic recovery plan to stimulate the economy, create jobs and a sustainable energy sector. The plan...

Automakers Lagging on Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Major automakers are behind schedule in meeting goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Norway provides incentives to its citizens so they can...

Regenerative Farming May Not Effectively Fight Climate Change

Regenerative farming’s impact on climate change is limited, the World Resources Institute says.Investors have bet at least $47.5 billion on regenerative agriculture,...

Prince Charles, WEF Call For a Green Recovery from the Pandemic

The Prince of Wales called for a pivot to a sustainable global economy that's more resistant to future pandemics at an online...

COP26 Delay Gives Banks Time to Align With Climate Agenda, Advocates...

Some environmental advocates say the postponement of the COP26 meeting due to the pandemic may give financial institutions time to come up...