Energy
New Report Finds Biden Clean Energy Plan Could Save over 300,000 Lives

New Report Finds Biden Clean Energy Plan Could Save over 300,000 Lives

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new report has found that President Biden’s clean energy plan could be one of the most effective climate policies ever passed, drastically reducing carbon emissions and saving hundreds of thousands of human lives in the process. Experts say that the plan, which National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy has said will include new clean […]

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Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

Pipelines Leak, Colonial Could Pay For Its NC Damages

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Following a massive gasoline leak in Huntersville, North Carolina, Colonial Pipeline could face a daily fine of $200,000 if it doesn’t improve how it detects leaks. Colonial’s pipes leaked almost 18 times more gasoline than it originally estimated, sometimes thousands of gallons at a time with the Huntersville leak […]

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Could the US Become a “Heat Pump Nation?”

Could the US Become a “Heat Pump Nation?”

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As a deadly heatwave gripped parts of the nation, residents went on a desperate hunt for air conditioners in states where they aren’t common like Oregon and Washington. Yet the paradox is that these units are further contributing to the crisis that is making heatwaves more common. As Rolling […]

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One Cool Thing: Queen Elizabeth Rides in (Electric) Style

One Cool Thing: Queen Elizabeth Rides in (Electric) Style

🌏 This morning The Queen and The Princess Royal visited the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute to learn about their work to combat climate change. 🚙 Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness arrived at @EdCentreCC, which is part of @EdinburghUni, by hybrid Range Rover. pic.twitter.com/ZUMggG8t4J — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 1, 2021 The Queen of […]

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Exxon’s Top Lobbyist Reveals Oil Giant’s Campaign Against Climate Action click button

Exxon’s Top Lobbyist Reveals Oil Giant’s Campaign Against Climate Action

Yesterday, Unearthed, Greenpeace UK’s investigative platform, released footage of its secretly recorded interview with ExxonMobil’s top DC lobbyist, Keith McCoy. In the video McCoy (who thinks he’s being interviewed for a job) reveals what climate activists have been stating for a long time: that Exxon has no good faith interest in supporting any form of […]

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Supreme Court: Pipeline Can Take State Land

Supreme Court: Pipeline Can Take State Land

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that New Jersey can’t stop the PennEast natural gas pipeline from being built on state land. The pipeline, planned to run 116 miles from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, needs to be built on land owned by the state of New Jersey. […]

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