We Have the Power, New Study Says, to Reach Net-Zero Emissions

We Have the Power, New Study Says, to Reach Net-Zero Emissions

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer This week, Environment America released a report documenting the nation’s vast potential for renewable energy. As the federal government makes moves to build massive commercial wind farms and solar power takes hold in the west, the report emphasizes that maintaining and building on that momentum can rocket the U.S. to net-zero emissions. The report, titled We Have the […]

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Biden Administration Approves Largest Offshore Wind Project to Date

Biden Administration Approves Largest Offshore Wind Project to Date

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Just three months after entering office, the Biden administration is kicking off its wind power infrastructure vision with the approval of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. With the government’s support, the Vineyard Wind project will begin construction this summer, just 12 nautical miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Proponents of […]

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Indigenous Communities Lack Access to Growing Green Economy

Indigenous Communities Lack Access to Growing Green Economy

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As the nation moves past President Biden’s first 100 days, hopes are that the green energy future can begin to take shape more tangibly.  Yet despite the green jobs promises of the American Jobs Plan, some communities still feel cut off from the new green economy. For Indigenous communities, a […]

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White House Economic Advisors Warn China Could Outdo the U.S. on Clean Energy

White House Economic Advisors Warn China Could Outdo the U.S. on Clean Energy

The Biden administration published a report on Friday that argued that failing to make headway on adopting clean energy technologies and lowering carbon emissions will dramatically affect the nation’s economy — potentially putting us behind other global superpowers, particularly China. 

Why this Matters:  President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisors, who provided the report, emphasized that economic development and addressing climate change are not mutually exclusive — an argument so often deployed by opponents.

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Annual Energy Use Report Projects Global Increase In Demand For Coal

Annual Energy Use Report Projects Global Increase In Demand For Coal

The International Energy Agency’s annual report on global energy use is out, with a look at energy sources, demand, and emissions as we head into the second year of the pandemic. The outlook is concerning: the IEA projects that “coal is set to roar back,” as the New York Times headline put it, with demand for the dirty fuel expected to rise 4.5%. 

Why This Matters: It’s Earth Day and this trend should be concerning to all the government and private sector leaders assembling virtually at the Global Climate Summit.

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101 Nobel Laureates Call on World Leaders to End Fossil Fuel Production

101 Nobel Laureates Call on World Leaders to End Fossil Fuel Production

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer As leaders from across the world are gearing up for President Biden’s Earth Day climate summit, the Dalai Lama and 100 other Nobel Prize winners have written a letter addressed to the participants, urging the phase-out of fossil fuels and urging nations to quickly transition to renewable energy. The […]

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