Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMVW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead. [News Source]
VW and Shell try to block EU push for electric cars.
Climate change bad for African antelopes.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMClimate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges, says a study released on Thursday. [News Source]
How climate deniers try to sow confusion.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMClimate change is a deadly serious business. Period. There are more than enough debates about the best way to deal with it without playing games about we know - or about what the people on the other side are saying. [News Source]
Global warming could deplete the oceans’ oxygen – with severe consequences.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMIn the long list of troubling climate change scenarios, there’s one that gets relatively little attention, but definitely has enormous potential consequences. [News Source]
Solyndra vs. SunEdison: 2 bankruptcies show how solar has changed.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMWhen solar manufacturer Solyndra went belly up in 2011, it led to a full-blown Washington scandal, with congressional hearings and accusations of White House wrongdoing. Solyndra became a one-word expletive that tagged the young solar industry as a boondoggle. [News Source]
Tom Steyer calls GOP presidential candidates ‘dangerous people.’
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMLaunching a statewide voter-registration drive Thursday, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer offered a harsh assessment of the GOP presidential field. [News Source]
Conservative groups claim responsibility for state budget restrictions.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe American Energy Alliance, a prominent conservative energy group, said yesterday it is backing a push in state legislatures across the United States to bar funding for work on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. [News Source]
Activists, Steyer blast Stanford for rejecting divestment.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMStanford University has announced it will retain its holdings in fossil fuel companies, dismaying student activists and one of its most prolific donors. [News Source]
How Colorado Dems beat attacks on the Clean Power Plan.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMA months-long attempt by Republican lawmakers to halt state action on the Clean Power Plan came to a predictable end Wednesday in the Democratic-majority state House. [News Source]
Tanzania’s forest conservation at risk as funds run out.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMWhen the international forest conservation scheme known as REDD+ first came to Tanzania in 2008, it brought hopes of slowing deforestation and curbing climate change. [News Source]
Assessment of BP’s Bight oil drill plan secretive and weak, Senate told.
Friday April 29th 2016, 10:00 AMRisky deepwater drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight is being assessed under a weak and secretive regulatory regime, the Senate has heard. [News Source]