Renewable Energy

The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Polar Vortex Explained

BY ON January 30, 2019
I’ve been trying to stay on top of the extreme weather news—trying to understand just how dangerous climate change is becoming. Climate scientists are making connections between a warming world and frigid temperatures. “What is causing such extreme weather across the United States? The polar...

TOPICS: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Science

Trump’s Failure to Act on Climate Change Hurts Families

BY ON January 16, 2019
This op-ed was written by Elizabeth Gore, the Environmental Defense Fund’s senior vice president of political affairs. It originally posted at The Hill:  As the federal government shutdown and the rancorous border wall dispute consumes much of our attention, President Trump reiterated his threat to withhold essential wildfire response funds...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Economics, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Renewable Energy

There’s No Such Thing As Clean Coal

BY ON December 3, 2018
Here’s a dirty little secret: “U.S. taxpayers have spent billions of dollars subsidizing chemically treated refined coal.” “The tax-credit program is bridging the divide to make coal clean and beautiful,” said North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, borrowing President Trump’s two favorite adjectives to describe...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Ozone, Pregnancy, Renewable Energy, Soot