Today’s EVs run smoothly and quietly and look good. They insulate owners from fuel price volatility and supply shortages, and in most states from fuel taxes. But EVs do not come without problems.
Renewable energy may be responsible for the extinction of individual species, including the harbor porpoise and various migratory bats. A solar farm in California has killed hundreds of desert tortoises and kills about 6,000 birds a year by lighting them on fire.
Americans who live in or near a community built around a lake should be careful about stepping outside to mow the lawn if the temperature isn’t just right and the grass isn’t a certain height. They should keep pets indoors. They should forget about using weed killer.
To avoid blackouts, we need to diversify our energy supply beyond renewables and natural gas to have a grid that can reliably deliver power in all sorts of weather. When we close nuclear and coal plants and don’t build gas pipelines, we increase our weather-vulnerable dependency on imported LNG.
“But climate change is personal because it will — indeed, already is — having an impact on individual health. That’s you and me, our neighbors, family and loved ones right here in Vermont.”
A new study confirms what a growing number of environmentalists have come to accept: nuclear energy is tantamount to reducing the amount of carbon emissions entering the atmosphere.
California’s government is officially mandating solar installations for all new homes, a measure intended to help the environment, but will likely raise housing costs and deepen the state’s energy complications.
A recently released study suggests those less concerned with climate change practice more eco-friendly habits than those who are more alarmed about the issue.
New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in a case involving a series of documents conservatives believe could reveal a coordinated campaign against global warming dissenters. Schneiderman has consistently used his state’s Freedom of Information Law to block past requests.
Green Up Day arrives on Saturday, when more than 22,000 volunteers are expected to come together to clear litter from roadsides and public spaces across the state.
Her projects focus on using real estate to transform communities for social, economic and environmental gains. Other projects Carter had a hand in bringing to life include a cycling gym called Eye Cycle and painting a mural on a building.