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At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

Do oil companies have emissions under control or not? Hiroko Tabuchi writes on the New York Times website about a recording of a meeting of a group of energy company representatives that reveal their real views.   A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were … Continue reading

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

Many US states and cities are suing oil companies for the damage they say their products have caused due to climate change

In a wave of recent lawsuits, local governments are demanding some of the nation’s biggest energy firms pay for the cost of dealing with increasing temperatures and rising seas. Dino Grandoni explains latest developments in an article on the Washington Post website.   States and cities scramble to sue oil companies over climate change More … Continue reading

Recent analysis shows only 1.2% of the GHG emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting companies had to be offset under federal and state laws

Recent analysis shows only 1.2% of the GHG emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting companies had to be offset under federal and state laws

Murray Griffin of Footprint News writes on The Guardian website  that both levels of governments opted not to exercise legislative powers to be more ambitious in limiting GHG emissions.   Australia’s big polluters required to offset just 1.2% of greenhouse gas emissions Only 1.2% of the greenhouse gas emissions released by Australia’s top 65 emitting … Continue reading

Behavioural energy efficiency programmes’ economic performance and impact on climate change recently analysed

Behavioural energy efficiency programmes’ economic performance and impact on climate change recently analysed

A new report released by Oracle Utilities and the Analysis Group discusses how energy efficiency programmes play a critical role in lowering carbon emissions. The report is described in a news article on the Smart Energy International website.   Energy efficiency could make or break utility climate commitments The report looks at how energy efficiency … Continue reading

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Blog from Silvia Zinetti: How Community Choice Aggregation empowers communities to increase sustainable energy: Key findings from the feasibility study in Arlington County, Virginia

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) has been discussed in previous EiD posts. This innovative business model is gaining popularity in several states in the U.S. as a tool to support cities to increase sustainable energy and achieve their climate goals. In particular, cities in California have been able to fully embrace the opportunity and many have … Continue reading