The World Bank announced its plan to discontinue its financing of upstream oil and gas projects in 2019. The announcement came at the One Planet summit and on the two-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement.
PROGRESS! Here we feature updates from around the world on tangible progress toward our next systems and brighter, more sustainable, more equitable, more conscious future.
Under pressure from investors, prosecutors and global regulators, ExxonMobil Corp. agreed on Monday to strengthen its analysis and disclosure of the risks its core oil business faces from climate change and from government efforts to rein in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.
Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the Republican.
Canada’s Prime Minister and China’s Premier committed to champion the transition to a competitive, low-carbon economy and society, recognizing that the environment and the economy go hand-in-hand.
The members of Eurelectric have unanimously agreed to a Vision Declaration that commits them to an ambitious program of making all electricity generated in Europe carbon neutral by 2050.
A transgender woman has won a legal battle against Botswana’s government to be recognized as female in a landmark victory for the rights of the lesbian, gay and transgender community.
Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency’s work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018.
As Burgos and Falconer see it, the city of Boise, Idaho Power and the Sierra Club are all on the same page when it comes to supporting clean energy.
The shipping containers can be assembled in a LEGO-like fashion.
The new factory would have more than twice the capacity of the company’s main battery cell factory in Korea, which was producing 1.9 GWh of batteries for vehicles like the Kia Soul EV and other low volume EV.
The contribution would be a major boost to the cash-strapped force and bring pledged commitments to more than half the roughly $500 million the G5 Sahel says it needs for its first year of operations.
The coalition of labor, religious, and community organizations collected 274,652 signatures for the two petitions — 139,055 for a $15 minimum wage and 135,597 for paid leave — far more than the 64,750 required for each one.
A coalition of renewable energy leaders has unveiled plans to build a 6 gigawatt wind and solar hybrid power plant in Western Australia with the sole intention of exporting its electricity production to its northern neighbor Indonesia via subsea electrical cables.
Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately.
Garrison Keillor, one of the nation’s most lauded humorists, was fired Wednesday by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of “inappropriate behavior” that occurred while he was in charge of “A Prairie Home Companion,” his long-running variety show heard nationwide by millions every week.
The deal calls for the NFL to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects concerning criminal justice reform, law enforcement, community relations and education.
“A spokesperson for the company says that the accuser described inappropriate sexual behavior throughout 2014 and because of the seriousness of the accusations, together with information that it may not be an isolated incident, NBC decided to terminate Lauer’s contract.”
50 cities and towns across the United States have now committed to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable sources of energy like wind and solar.
Researchers at MIT have created a new method of turning carbon dioxide emissions from power plants into a useful product.
A total of 34 GW (gigawatts) was brought online in 71 emerging markets in 2016, up 54% from 22 GW in 2015 and well up on the 3 GW brought online in 2011.
Alstom stated it will build 14 emissions-free trains, called Coradia iLint, that can travel 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) on one full hydrogen tank, and can reach a maximum speed of up to 140 km/h (87 mph).
The Powering Past Coal Alliance already consists of 20 countries, with hopes to expand to 50 members over the next year.
There have been just 26 cases of Guinea worm in 2017 so far, down from 3.5 million cases in 21 countries in Africa and Asia in 1986.
The British government is to champion innovation in the clean energy sector as one of the country’s four main economic drivers aimed at overall long-term growth unveiled in its Industrial Strategy document on Monday.
They are creating a regulatory structure to put in place a new £400 million Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund.