Category Archives: Climate News

French Oil Company Ends Ties with American Trade Group

Last week marked another sign that big oil’s stand on climate change is faltering. This from the Washington Post: French oil giant Total said Friday that it is quitting the American Petroleum Institute, becoming the first major petroleum company to … Continue reading

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Biden Wants Clean Air, Trump EPA Moves to Prevent It

Politico reports: In a surprise move, the Environmental Protection Agency …will unveil a climate rule that will effectively prohibit the future regulation of greenhouse gases from any stationary industry other than power plants. The rule comes just eight days before … Continue reading

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WSJ: More Investment Money Than Ever Flows to Clean Energy

The Wall Street Journal reports: More Money is Flowing into Green Energy Than Ever Before. Here’s Why: Investors have been pouring more money than ever into renewable energies such as solar and wind. WSJ looks at how the pandemic, lower … Continue reading

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Experts: Era of big battery storage has arrived

A lithium-ion battery that cost $1,183 in 2010 cost just $137 in 2020, the age of competitive big battery storage has arrived, according to Eric Gimon, a policy adviser for the think tank Energy Innovation. Speaking of two large battery projects, … Continue reading

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Solar, Wind Power Boosted by Stimulus Bill

The Covid 19 Stimulus Bill, waiting for President Trump’s signature,  has excellent Holiday Season news for clean energy and greenhouse reduction advocates. Here is what Inside Energy News writes: In what Senate leaders are hailing as the single biggest victory … Continue reading

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Apple aims to produce autonomous, electric vehicle by 2024

Reuters reported earlier this week that: Apple Inc is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology. The story is continuing evidence that electric vehicles … Continue reading

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A Trend: Decarbonizing Atmosphere Will Boost Economy

We have been saying it for a while, but it is again reinforced in this Atlantic Magazines Weekly Planet newsletter: taken together…the world’s most powerful financial institutions believe that the future is decarbonized—and that, far from hurting the economy, climate action … Continue reading

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Drawdown Conference, Networking Event Jan. 7-9

An upcoming virtual conference sponsored in part by Project Drawdown, from which the Sandwich Climate Action Coalition got its initial inspiration, is set for early January 2021. The international conference in full or part might be of interested to readers … Continue reading

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Need a job? Become an arborist

The New York Time reports that because of climate change and resulting distressed trees there is a need for more arborists in New England. Kristina Bezanson of UMass Amherst, who is among those training the next generation of arborists, said she … Continue reading

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Solar, Wind Power Company Tops Exxon in Value

The CBS News headline shouts out the good news: Wind and solar producer tops Exxon as most valuable U.S. energy company The Sandwich Climate Action Coalition continues to watch a trend away from fossil fuels to renewables; so this is … Continue reading

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