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Farms to Spend $14.9 Million to Report Manure Emissions

U.S. farms will spend an estimated $14.9 million a year to report their livestock are giving off gas, a new federal requirement won by environmentalists. U.S. farmers will spend an estimated $14.9 million a year reporting to federal emergency managers that livestock are releasing gas, the Environmental Protection Agency disclosed Monday. Click here to read […]

Hundreds of EPA Employees Have Quit Under Trump

Over 700 employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have quit or taken early retirement during the Trump administration so far, bringing the agency close to employment levels not seen since Reagan. ThinkProgress, whose senior editor is scared of his plumber who he fears may have voted for Trump, is warning that the exodus will lead […]

Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions

Some investors are betting governments around the world will find a way to start taxing meat production as they aim to improve public health and hit emissions targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement. Socially focused investors are starting to push companies to diversify into plant protein, or even suggest livestock producers use a “shadow […]

California’s Cap-and-Trade Climate Program Could Generate More Than $8 Billion by 2027, Report Says

Although California’s cap-and-trade program was designed to combat climate change, a new analysis predicts it could also provide significant cash — as much as $8 billion in a decade’s time — for state and regional programs. The report issued Tuesday by the independent Legislative Analyst’s Office projects a wide range of revenue generated by the sale […]

Southern Employment Growth Passes West as Fastest in U.S.

The nation’s shrinking pool of available workers is shifting the economic balance of power in the U.S., with the South surpassing the West as the region boasting the fastest job growth. During the three months ending in October, employment in the South was up 1.8% from the same period last year, compared with 1.7% in the West, according to […]

Survey: South Australians Fed Up with Unreliable Expensive Green Power

South Australians, the world’s renewable crash test dummies, have just overwhelmingly rated affordability and reliability of supply as more important than tackling climate change in an online survey – but they still want their green energy revolution. This survey is fascinating for a number of reasons. People under 25 are the strongest supporters of renewable […]

ANWR: What’s at Stake?

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) evokes stirring, iconic imagery in our minds: polar bears, glaciers, foraging herds of caribou on wind-swept plains. The prospect of oil and gas companies entering the region’s landscape leaves many people unsettled and, as one would foresee, proposals to open a portion of ANWR for energy exploration have faced […]

PG&E Customers Face Higher Monthly Bills During Early 2018

PG&E customers can expect to ring in the New Year with a 2.8 percent hike in their monthly bills during the first two months of 2018, the utility giant proposed in a regulatory filing on Friday. In the rate filing, PG&E asked that the state Public Utilities Commission defer an annual recalculation of monthly bills […]

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

A California lawmaker wants to put the state alongside China, France and the U.K.and have its legislature consider a ban on vehicles powered by fossil fuels.  California Assemblymember Phil Ting, a Democrat who is chairman of the chamber’s budget committee, said he plans to introduce a bill that, starting in 2040, would allow the state’s motor […]