How a Fashion Bill Becomes a Law

How a Fashion Bill Becomes a Law

Fashion is dirty business. Facts and figures abound that prove how objectively harmful the industry is to the planet and its residents. Maybe you’ve even seen the statistics yourself: Between 4-8.6% of total global greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the apparel and footwear sectors, sectors that are largely made up of women and intricately … Read more

GM and Honda to develop affordable electric vehicles that cost less than $30,000

GM and Honda to develop affordable electric vehicles that cost less than $30,000

General Motors CEO Mary Barra speaks during a visit of the US president to the General Motors Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant in Detroit, Michigan on November 17, 2021. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images DETROIT – General Motors and Honda Motor will develop a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a … Read more

Wind energy installations must quadruple to hit net-zero goals: GWEC

Wind energy installations must quadruple to hit net-zero goals: GWEC

Onshore and offshore wind turbines photographed in Flevoland, the Netherlands. Mischa Keijser | Picture Source | Getty Images The wind energy sector had its second best year in 2021 but installations will need to dramatically increase going forward to keep track with net-zero goals, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council. … Read more

Joe Manchin opposes SEC climate disclosure rule

Joe Manchin opposes SEC climate disclosure rule

Chairman Joe Manchin, DW.Va., conducts a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on domestic and international energy price trends, in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. tom williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday that he is “deeply concerned” about the new climate disclosures proposed by the … Read more

New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 28 mpg

New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 28 mpg

DETROIT — New vehicles sold in the US will have to average at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026, up from about 28 mpg, under new federal rules unveiled Friday that undo a rollback of standards enacted under President Donald Trump. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said its new fuel economy … Read more

New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 24 mpg

New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 24 mpg

DETROIT (AP) — New vehicles sold in the United States will have to travel an average of at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026, up from about 24 mpg, under new federal rules unveiled Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said its fuel economy requirements will undo a rollback of standards … Read more

Biden Invokes the Defense Production Act to Fix the Lithium Shortage

Biden Invokes the Defense Production Act to Fix the Lithium Shortage

The first question to ask about the lithium shortage is whether there is a shortage at all. Lithium is an element that is at once everywhere and nowhere. Gather up a thimble of dirt in parts of western US states like Nevada, and chances are you’ll find a little of it there between your thumbs. … Read more

Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for EV battery materials

Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for EV battery materials

US President Joe Biden announces the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as part of administration efforts to lower gasoline prices, during remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, US, March 31, … Read more

How hackers and geopolitics could derail the planned energy transition

How hackers and geopolitics could derail the planned energy transition

This image shows an onshore wind turbine in the Netherlands. Mischa Keijser | Picture Source | Getty Images Discussions about the energy transition, what it means and whether it’s actually underway at all, have become major talking points in recent years. How the transition — which can be seen as a shift away from fossil … Read more

Without enough animals to spread seeds, plants can’t adapt

Without enough animals to spread seeds, plants can't adapt

HOUSTON — The ground beneath us and the trees over our heads have provided birds and mammals a place to call home for billions of years. Ecosystems change throughout time, sometimes leading to the death of animals. “One of the biggest drivers is loss of habitat,” said Lisa Beaudrot, assistant professor in biosciences at Rice … Read more