Climate & Energy
ERCOT: Frozen instruments at natural gas, coal and nuclear facilities most significant factors in Texas blackouts
Despite claims, the organization that manages a vast majority of Texas' power grid said that wind power has been the least significant factor in blackouts.
Bill Restricting Local Governments, State Universities from Reducing Climate Impacts Heads to Senate
House Bill 1191 places restrictions on the efforts local governments and state universities can make on utilities based on the energy’s source, in effect making moving away from fossil fuels illegal on the local level.
A bill backed by farmers and environmental groups that establishes a voluntary carbon market in the state unanimously passes the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
A new Trump EPA rule prevents limits on greenhouse gases emitted by specific industries unless they account for 3% or more of total greenhouse gas emissions.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly ACE Rule that gave states power to regulate emissions and plant efficiency and repealed the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.
A nonpartisan group of climate scientist mothers seeks to introduce bite-sized, relatable content to demystify climate change for all moms.
The announcement is part of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the state by 2050.
Members of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team said rebuilding the ability to combat climate change will be more difficult than initially thought.
Critics said the rule lags a decade behind in technology, could be ineffective for reducing emissions.
IDEM inspectors found continued permit and self-monitoring violations at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC facility as company sale was being finalized.
The NOAA found that the global land surface temperature for November 2020 was the highest on record.