Please Don’t Store Nuclear Waste in our Precious Oil Fields, Says Fossil Fuel Industry

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By Jon Christian, Futurism Not in my backyard! Spent Fuel In many ways, nuclear power remains a perfectly reasonable stopgap as the world attempts to wean itself off environmentally harmful fossil fuels: it’s pretty safe overall, it generates a steady supply of power around the clock, and it’s well understood. …

How Canada Can Climate-Proof More Than Half a Million Homes

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By Gaye Taylor, Corporate Knights A report from Pembina Institute says weak regulations and a skilled labour shortage are creating a retrofit bottleneck. Weak regulations, low demand, and a lack of skilled labour are blocking service providers along Canada’s deep retrofit supply chain from scaling up operations to make homes …

FEMA Will Pay States to Install Solar Panels and Heat Pumps

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By Justine Calma, The Verge Deploying solar panels can make communities more resilient to the consequences of climate change. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that it’ll start reimbursing local governments for installing solar panels and more efficient appliances after a disaster strikes. The move can help communities prepare for another calamity …

Cross-Sectoral Approach Could Protect Oceans at Lower Costs, says New Research

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By University of Queensland, Phys.Org Protecting the world’s oceans against accelerating damage from human activities could be cheaper and take up less space than previously thought, new research has found. The University of Queensland’s Professor Anthony Richardson collaborated on the study, which looks to halt the rapid decline of marine …

State Makes History With its First Offshore Wind Project: ‘The Next Chapter in Our Great History’

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By Jeremiah Budin, The Cool Down The exact size and expected energy output of the two plants have yet to be revealed. Louisiana is set to break a clean energy milestone in the United States, launching the first two offshore wind farms in state waters. The projects, known as Cajun Wind and Diamond Offshore …

Can You Make a Wind Farm Out of Wood? Meet the Swedish Start-Up Making Clean Energy Even Greener

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By Angela Symons, Euronews This Swedish start-up is making wind towers from wood and slashing CO2 emissions. Wind power is a major piece of the puzzle in decarbonising the grid. But the giant constructions usually rely on carbon-intensive materials like steel. Swedish start-up Modvion is channelling Scandi design to combat …

WWF Report Reveals Progress on Some of the World’s Biggest Brands’ Plastic Footprints

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Sustainable Brands While ReSource: Plastic members are demonstrating that plastic reporting is possible, voluntary corporate action is not sufficient to address the scale and urgency of the plastic waste crisis. World Wildlife Fund’s ReSource: Plastic program has released its fourth annual public report — Transparent 2023 — revealing how some of the world’s largest …