New homes in England must have electric vehicle charging points

A charging cable connected to a Volvo electric car in London on November 18, 2020. Tulga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images New homes in England will be required to have charging points for electric cars, according to plans announced by UK authorities. “We are implementing regulation where we require new homes and buildings to … Read more

How to navigate the energy transition away from fossil fuels

Steam rises from the Niederaussem coal-fired power plant operated by German utility company RWE, which stands near open coal-fed mines, on November 13, 2017 near Bergheim, Germany. Lucas Schulz | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON – The deepening climate emergency underscores the urgent need for policymakers to oversee a rapid transition away from … Read more

How college students can help save the environment — and not go broke

The environment is one of Generation Z’s top concerns – even amid the pandemic. And while some products touted as sustainable cost more, there are plenty of changes you can make in your everyday life that will be good for the environment — without breaking the bank. “The only way to keep the Earth and … Read more

House passes biggest climate investment in U.S. history

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference with House Democrats on rebuilding better legislation, outside the US Capitol on November 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images House Democrats have passed President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion social policy and climate bill, a measure that represents by far the … Read more

U.S. holds oil and gas lease sale in Gulf of Mexico after COP26

An oil and gas drilling rig stands offshore as waves lash from Tropical Storm Karen ashore in Dauphin Island, Alabama, October 5, 2013. Steve Nisios | Reuters The Biden administration on Wednesday is opening more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico to auction for oil and gas exploration, a record-breaking lease sale … Read more

UN COP26 climate summit: what was accomplished?

Glasgow, Scotland – November 11: António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaks during the high-level event for Global Climate Action. Jeff J. Mitchell | Getty Images News | Getty Images The United Nations Global Climate Summit concluded in Glasgow, Scotland, over the weekend with an agreement among nearly 200 countries to speed up the … Read more

How it fights climate change

US President Joe Biden responds during a meeting on “Building a Better World (B3W)”, as part of the World Leaders Summit for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 2, 2021. Brendan Smilofsky | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Monday signed a bipartisan trillion dollar infrastructure bill … Read more

BP ‘committed’ to tackling climate change, CEO says

The company’s chief executive said oil giant BP was committed to tackling climate change, but insisted that hydrocarbons such as oil and gas would have an ongoing role in the energy mix for years. “It may not be popular to say that oil and gas will be in the energy system for decades to come, … Read more

China, India will have to explain themselves on coal: COP26 president

British President of COP26 Alok Sharma delivers his opening address at the procedural opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, 2021, the first day of the conference. Daniel Leal – Olivas | AFP | Getty Images The COP26 chief said on Sunday that China and India would … Read more

UN climate talks drift into overtime in push to save 1.5 Celsius goal

A delegate looks at a screen during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 8, 2021. Eve Hermann | Reuters Two weeks of United Nations COP26 climate talks in Glasgow passed after Friday’s deadline as the head of the conference called on countries to take one last push to secure … Read more