New Offshore Wind Facility Approved By New York

New Offshore Wind Facility Approved By New York

New York state selected Norwegian energy giant Equinor to build and supply clean energy from two offshore wind facilities in one of the largest renewable energy deals ever in the United States, according to Reuters.

Why This Matters:  Offshore wind projects are a highly anticipated source of clean, renewable energy — but have been hard to get off the ground so far.

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ODP Exclusive Interview: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Gets Real on Climate Progress click button

ODP Exclusive Interview: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Gets Real on Climate Progress

Senator Whitehouse believes the Biden Administration should go big and go bold on climate change policy.  Watch the whole interview here

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Americans In Both Parties Believe Climate Change Should Be High Priority for Biden Team

Americans In Both Parties Believe Climate Change Should Be High Priority for Biden Team

The incoming Biden administration campaigned on promises of taking on climate change, and it turns out this position is popular with Americans from both parties. A new poll conducted in December by the Yale Climate Communications Program found that 53% of registered voters think global warming should be a high or very high priority for both the president and members of Congress. 

Why this Matters: The survey shows strong support for climate action, from requiring fossil fuel companies to pay for their pollution to providing tax rebates for solar panels.

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Interview with Jason Bordoff, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University click button

Interview with Jason Bordoff, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University

This week, we sat down with Jason Bordoff, who served on the National Security Council staff in the Obama Administration and then founded the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.

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Climate Again Near Top of 2021 Risks According to Eurasia Group’s Annual Assessment click button

Climate Again Near Top of 2021 Risks According to Eurasia Group’s Annual Assessment

Each January, the Eurasia Group, a management consultancy, looks at the biggest global political risks in the year to come.  Climate change is perennially on the list — this year it ranks third behind public doubt in the legitimacy of President-elect Biden’s election and the coronavirus.

Why This Matters: “In 2021, climate will go from a playground of global cooperation to an arena of global competition.”

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Biden’s Climate Plan to Benefit Southern States Most Profoundly

Biden’s Climate Plan to Benefit Southern States Most Profoundly

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer President-elect Joe Biden has promised that in his first 100 days as president, he will work diligently to tackle what he calls “the No. 1 issue facing humanity”: climate change. His climate plan aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and to produce carbon-free electricity production by 2035, while […]

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