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A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.
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The US has pledged to halve its carbon emissions by 2030

The US has pledged to halve its carbon emissions by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Biden administration pledge makes a big statement about the US's intentions on climate ahead of a meeting of global leaders today
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Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change - The New York Times

Despite Tensions, U.S. and China Agree to Work Together on Climate Change - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The two countries said they would treat global warming “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands.”
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Biden administration pushes to expand offshore wind power to 30 gigawatts by 2030 - The

The White House said it would push to bring 30 gigawatts of offshore wind power online by the end of the decade, by speeding permitting for projects off the East Coast and funding changes to U.S. ports.
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Feeding cows seaweed could cut their methane emissions by 82%, scientists say | Environment | The Guardian

Feeding cows seaweed could cut their methane emissions by 82%, scientists say | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers found cows belched out 82% less methane after putting small amount of seaweed in their feed for five months
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Scientists formed EDGI to stop Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data

Scientists formed EDGI to stop Trump’s EPA from wiping out climate data | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
When Donald Trump was elected, scientists worried that vital information about climate change and the environment would disappear from government websites. These scientists came to the rescue, and their work isn’t over yet.
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'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity | Environment | The Guardian

'A role model': how Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Pilot scheme will use methane from fermenting fruit to create clean power for city water plant
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Paul Polman's rallying cry for courageous leaders | Greenbiz

Paul Polman's rallying cry for courageous leaders | Greenbiz | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Former Unilever CEO says addressing the converging COVID, climate and social justice crises requires a new approach by CEOs.
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A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Systems are designed to handle spikes in demand, but the wild and unpredictable weather linked to global warming will very likely push grids beyond their limits.
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Biden EPA Pick Pledges To Take Swift Action On Climate, Fix Trump-Era Damage

Biden EPA Pick Pledges To Take Swift Action On Climate, Fix Trump-Era Damage | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Michael Regan, currently North Carolina's top environmental regulator, would be the first Black man to lead the powerful federal agency.
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Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change

Biden directs billions in federal spending power to climate change | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The US president's latest climate orders direct agencies to buy clean vehicles and electricity, and prioritize climate in national security plans.
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Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels in EU for First Time Last Year - Bloomberg

Renewables Beat Fossil Fuels in EU for First Time Last Year - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Europe needs to double the share of electricity produced from renewable sources by the end of the decade
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Elon Musk offers a $100 million prize for carbon capture

Elon Musk offers a $100 million prize for carbon capture | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Tesla’s CEO is using a little of his growing wealth to accelerate progress on ways to prevent carbon dioxide pollution or pull it from the sky.
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Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US

Washington State bans gas cars by 2030 – the earliest in the US | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Washington State legislature has passed “Clean Cars 2030,” a bill setting a goal to require all light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later to be electric. The bill passed as part of a larger package directing utilities to prepare the state for all-electric transportation. With this bill, Washington State becomes the first US state […]
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Apple powers ahead in new renewable energy solutions with over 110 suppliers - Apple

Apple powers ahead in new renewable energy solutions with over 110 suppliers - Apple | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Over 110 of Apple’s manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production.
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Big Banks Are 'Fueling Climate Chaos' By Pouring Trillions Into Oil, Gas And Coal

Big Banks Are 'Fueling Climate Chaos' By Pouring Trillions Into Oil, Gas And Coal | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The world's 60 biggest banks have provided $3.8 trillion to fossil fuel companies since the Paris climate agreement in 2016, according to a new report.
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Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions

Climate change: Jet fuel from waste 'dramatically lowers' emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A jet fuel made from food waste has the potential to reduce emissions from flying, scientists say.
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Biden Can Fight Plastic Pollution With These 8 Actions

Biden Can Fight Plastic Pollution With These 8 Actions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The Presidential Plastics Action Plan contains 8 actions that Biden could take immediately without Congress' support to fight plastic pollution.
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Despite Its Pledges, Shell Funded Anti-Climate Lobbying Last Year

Despite Its Pledges, Shell Funded Anti-Climate Lobbying Last Year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The oil giant belonged to one group that pushed for a rule designed to preempt banks' policies against lending for Arctic drilling and coal mining.
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Carbon Capture Is Distracting From The Critical Need To Cut Emissions, Experts Warn

Carbon Capture Is Distracting From The Critical Need To Cut Emissions, Experts Warn | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Relying disproportionately on this form of on-the-surface climate action could lead us on a path far off from carbon neutrality, say experts.
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SZA Wants To Turn Your Attention To Environmental Racism

SZA Wants To Turn Your Attention To Environmental Racism | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The “Good Days” artist discussed her new partnership with Tazo, her growth since “Ctrl” and her forthcoming studio album.
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Scientists Recycle Face Masks Into Roads to Fight COVID Waste

Scientists Recycle Face Masks Into Roads to Fight COVID Waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Researchers at RMIT University found that mixing shredded face masks with recycled concrete aggregate creates a viable road-building material.
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Europe Generated More Electricity From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels in 2020

Europe Generated More Electricity From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels in 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Report reveals renewable energy overtook fossil fuels in Europe for the first time ever.
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Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action

Cities pledge to link pandemic recovery with climate action | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
1000 Cities Adapt Now initiative will focus on tackling water issues - from stormwater to drought – and using natural systems to protect urban areas from climate change impacts
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These McDonald's trays are made from food waste

These McDonald's trays are made from food waste | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
At franchises throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, you’ll now get your food served on an innovative new material.
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