Our grid isn't ready for climate change

GreenBiz

Our grid isn't ready for climate change. I understand the tribalism of politics. It is horrifying and beyond politics. Energy resilience, like climate change, is not partisan. The grid isn't ready for climate change. So, regardless of the energy source, grid disruptions will continue as long as we rely on a grid built for a 20th-century climate. Energy & Climate. Sarah Golden. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:30.

Are lawyers and accountants doing enough on climate change?

GreenBiz

Are lawyers and accountants doing enough on climate change? When it comes to the climate crisis, it’s not just what you make and sell, it’s what you do, and for whom you do it. Lawyers aren’t the only service-sector firms targeted for their climate ties. Policy & Politics.

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What to expect from the UN's COP25 climate change conference

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degrees Fahrenheit) above average preindustrial temperatures in order to avert the worst of Earth’s climate emergency. Climate Conferences Commitments & Goals Paris Agreement Policy & Politics Policy & Politics United Nations

Biden and the future of clean energy politics

GreenBiz

Biden and the future of clean energy politics. The inauguration of Joe Biden as president is the dawn of a new political era; for the first time, the stars are aligning for the clean energy sector to unleash its full potential. . Energy & Climate.

Green Republican Trammell S. Crow on Reshaping US Politics to Solve Climate Change

GreenTechMedia

There is a lot of money in American politics. In light of these growing dollar figures, a group of billionaire donors from across the political spectrum say they’re laying down arms and joining forces to transform politics and tackle critical issues, such as climate change.

Who is to blame for climate change?

Terra Infirma

During my holiday, the Guardian published an article on what individuals could do to tackle the climate crisis. Almost every point was to lobby somebody else to take action – personal change was dismissed as messing about with metal straws.

Can the military's serious take on climate change win over more hearts and minds?

GreenBiz

The Pentagon takes climate risks seriously. Military Policy & Politics Renewable EnergyIt remains to be seen if doubters will begin to heed the expert admirals and generals.

How Oakland's environmental justice movement transformed California's regulatory culture of climate change

GreenBiz

Books Climate Justice Policy & Politics Policy & Politics GreenBiz ReadsLocal groups have engaged with regulators, legislators and other experts to drive impact.

Commentary: Nuclear Power Does Slow Climate Change

CleanTech Alliance

Using opaque financial jargon, grandiose claims for renewables, and political spin, doesn’t change this. Source: James Conca, Forbes, Nov 25, 2019 Indeed it does. Contrary to claims by those who just don’t like nuclear, every time nuclear plants close, carbon emissions go up. There a number of examples. The unnecessary closing of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power […]. Commentary

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Observing that the climate and biodiversity crises potentiate each other, European science advisory group EASAC has provided some commentary on this interrelationship, drawing on the most recent data, with a focus on 16 areas requiring urgent action to shield humanity from the worst.

Climate Change Thrust Into the Spotlight as the Amazon Fires Rage

The Environmental Blog

A new survey on climate change perception, which was put together by the Institute of Technology and Society Brazil and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in the United States, thrusts climate change into the spotlight, especially from the perspective of the younger generations.

How can we adapt to climate change? This online hub has answers

GreenBiz

Policy & Politics resilience Risk & ResilienceA database of practical tools, case studies, state and regional action plans, and other resources offers lessons on building resiliency.

Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Andrew Winston

I’m reposting this one from the fall about the need for companies to get proactive on lobbying for climate action. This article is what led to my larger piece about climate leadership which went up on HBR last week. First, climate change is real and affecting businesses today.

Treat climate change and biodiversity loss as one, says European science advisory group

Envirotec Magazine

Observing that the climate and biodiversity crises potentiate each other, European science advisory group EASAC has provided some commentary on this interrelationship, drawing on the most recent data, with a focus on 16 areas requiring urgent action to shield humanity from the worst.

World’s Richest Man Pledges $10 billion to Fight Climate Change. Is that Good?

Andrew Winston

And the climate fight can use all the help it can get. A few weeks ago, I wrote a big article in Harvard Business Review about next generation corporate climate strategy. In short, I think the top focus should be systematic change via political action.

From auto manufacturers to tech giants, business is opposing rollbacks on climate change regulations

GreenBiz

Leadership Policy & Politics Transportation & Mobility UtilitiesCiting economics and competitive advantage, major firms argue against loosening government controls aimed at cutting carbon pollution.

Net Zero Festival: Amber Rudd on the politics of climate change

Business Green

VIDEO: Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd speaks to Lucy Seigle about overcoming the political barriers to climate action. So what are the main political barriers to progress and how can they be overcome?

UK Political Conference Season Leaders’ Speeches Sustainability Round Up

Terra Infirma

Being a political nerd, I watch all the major UK party conference speeches to gauge the level and diversity of Sustainability thinking at the top level of British politics. The other big climate pledge from Starmer’s speech was to retrofit every home in the UK in a decade.

Freak storm or political climate change?

Business Green

Philip Box of the UK Green Building Council discusses the fallout from the latest changes in Westminster. The political storm took out many of the Ministers previously associated with the sector.

It will take more than EV promises from car companies to limit climate change damage

GreenBiz

This next decade is crucial for the transition away from gasoline, and electric vehicle makers and climate-minded politicians are not going far enough. Electric Vehicles Policy & Politics Tesla Toyota Transportation & Mobility

Corporate Money in Politics Faces a Reckoning

Andrew Winston

Dozens of multinationals started by pausing all political donations. For Europeans, the move to take money out of politics doesn’t seem impressive. In a 5-4 decision, justices equated political spending with free speech. It’s been a whirlwind of organizations changing course.

Climate Change is Humanity’s Greatest Challenge…But it Should Not Be Biden’s Top Priority.

Andrew Winston

This reality of what has happened to America has to change our priorities. Before the last four years, I would’ve said, without hesitation, climate change. I’ve spent the majority of my adult life working on sustainability and climate issues. And it’s not just climate.

What’s the Role for New Nuclear Power in the Fight Against Climate Change?

GreenTechMedia

But some opponents claim new nuclear power could have the opposite effect, slowing the fight against human-caused climate change just when things should be speeding up. Nuclear skeptics such as David Toke, who researches energy politics at the University of Aberdeen in the U.K.,

Court Orders France to Take Swifter Action on Climate Change

DeSmogBlog

Emmanuel Macron’s government has been ordered to take much more decisive action to meet its climate targets – or face being fined. The Council of State issued a first ruling in November 2020, which stated that France’s national and EU climate goals are binding. Climate Justice History’.

The State of Sustainability in UK Politics

Terra Infirma

Every autumn, without fail, I watch the leaders’ speeches at the big three political party conferences. There were 3 or 4 passing references to a green economy and international leadership on climate change, but there was nothing really of substance in there.

Climate change is an infrastructure problem – map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why

Renewable Energy World

vehicle fleet, considered crucial to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change demonstrates. Nuclear is also low-carbon, but expensive and politically problematic.) Paul N. Edwards , Stanford University.

Calgarians want an economic recovery that tackles climate change, poll shows

Clean Energy Canada

CALGARY — Alberta Ecotrust Foundation , Calgary Climate Hub and Clean Energy Canada announced today that a recent poll shows 63 percent of Calgarians believe Calgary’s future as a vibrant city is at risk if we do not become a leader in addressing climate change.

What it takes to be a corporate climate leader

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Climate Change Corporate Strategy Leadership Management Policy & Politics Policy & Politics

What 1,000 CEOs Really Think About Climate Change and Inequality

Andrew Winston

To solve the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change and inequality, the business community will have to play a critical role. And we need CEOs who understand the challenges and want to drive deep change in how business operates. [Re-posting this from my HBR column.

The conventional wisdom on how to talk about climate change? It’s wrong.

Grist

Kearns’ new book, Getting to the Heart of Science Communication: A Guide to Effective Engagement , out this month, argues that there’s no one “right” approach to talking about the climate crisis and other contentious scientific issues. Language Politics Science

UK boards ignore climate change, says international research study

Envirotec Magazine

Almost half of UK boards spent zero hours discussing climate change this year. A third of UK boards feel little or no responsibility for climate change. These findings highlight that significant change is needed. A marked change in outlook is needed.”.

UK Chancellor Criticised for ‘Silence’ on Climate Change in Party Conference Speech

DeSmogBlog

Shadow business secretary Ed Miliband has labelled Rishi Sunak a “climate delayer” after the UK chancellor said almost nothing about climate change in his speech at the Conservative Party conference today.

A new decade demands new leadership in climate policy advocacy

GreenBiz

Only public policy can deliver the speed and scale of emissions reductions needed to limit the worst impacts of climate change. Climate Change GreenBiz 20 Policy & Politics Policy & Politics

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Texas Republican asks: Can we fix the moon’s orbit to fight climate change?

Grist

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. government official if changing the moon’s orbit around the Earth, or the Earth’s orbit around the sun, might be a solution for climate change.

How to assess candidates’ decarbonization and climate resilience plans

GreenBiz

Climate Change decarbonization Policy & Politics Policy & Politics resilienceLook for three overarching attributes, says a Nobel-winning scientist.

Whose fault is climate change?

Terra Infirma

This week, a tweet appeared on my timeline saying “Capitalism created climate change, only socialism can fix it!” Environmentally, the right tends to be sceptical of climate change because extreme individualism doesn’t work within planetary boundaries – the zealots have to pretend those boundaries do not exist to make their model work. Personally, I think the idea of trying to find someone or something to be blamed for climate change is a chimera.

Positive Climate Change Narratives – WCS Book Club • 8/26/21

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Join the WCS Los Angeles Chapter’s discussion on Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel, “The Ministry for the Future” and why optimistic climate change narratives about the future are important in the fight against climate change. August 26, 2021. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST.

Positive Climate Change Narratives – WCS Book Club • 8/27/21

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

Join the WCS Los Angeles Chapter’s discussion on Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel, “The Ministry for the Future” and why optimistic climate change narratives about the future are important in the fight against climate change. August 27, 2021. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST.

50 Books on Climate Change and Sustainbility

Green Market Oracle

Here are fifty recently published books on the subjects of global warming, climate mitigation and social change. Climate impacts 2. Climate action 4. Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet, edited by Julie Dunlap and Susan A.

Saul Griffith on Mobilizing America to Fight Climate Change and Win the Future

GreenTechMedia

Griffith explains in this episode of Political Climate. Plus, he weighs in on the massive year-end spending bill that passed in Congress this week and includes significant climate and clean energy measures. Needs to Make Big Changes in Next 10 Years.

America chose the path to self-destruction. What about the rest of us?

GreenBiz

Climate Change Paris Agreement Policy & Politics science-based targetsDon't mourn. Organize.

A little humour might help with climate change gloom

Eco-Business

Climate news can be depressing. What if we used humour to introduce climate change issues while allowing young people to remain politically engaged

Climate Change is Tightening Insurance Markets. That’s No Good for the Solar Industry

GreenTechMedia

“That’s really when the market changed overnight,” said Sara Kane, a senior vice president overseeing energy risk management at insurance broker Beecher Carlson. The change is particularly acute for solar. Solar, climate change and a hardening insurance market.