Gas kept our lights on for decades and helped us transition from coal, but we now have solutions for a safer, cleaner, more resilient future. The time has come to go all-electric, both for our health and our future.
A senior UN official has warned the climate crisis will "wreak havoc" across the Australian economy if coal is not rapidly phased out, and joined those explicitly calling for the Morrison government to adopt more ambitious emissions reduction goals.
Spain's growing energy cooperative movement has received a boost after the government announced that some of the latest allocation of renewable energy will be in small lots, rather than large tranches that only big energy companies can afford.
The centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to fight climate change will confront its last regulatory hurdle Wednesday, in a fight pitting Democrats, nuclear power plant owners and the renewable energy sector against Republicans, fossil fuel-plant owners, blue-collar labor unions and heavy industry.
More work needs to be done to prioritize renewables. The United States must further strengthen supply chains, as the pandemic demonstrated, and devote resources to the mining and sourcing of critical minerals.
Low cost renewables can deliver 90% to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and remove more than one quarter of our nation's climate harmful emissions. The key question is whether our politics and governments can make it happen.