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China’s Xi Vows To ‘Work With’ Other Nations On Climate Change After Skipping UN Climate Summit

China’s Xi Vows To ‘Work With’ Other Nations On Climate Change After Skipping UN Climate Summit

Thomas Catenacci Chinese President Xi Jinping promised his support to ongoing global climate change mitigation efforts despite his absence from the recent United Nations climate summit. “We need to discard Cold War mentality and seek peaceful coexistence and win-win outcomes,” Jinping said Monday, speaking broadly about international relations at the annual Davos summit hosted by […]

California Takes Biggest Step Forward For Clean Air In Over 12 years

California Takes Biggest Step Forward For Clean Air In Over 12 years

SACRAMENTO, CA Lawmakers and clean air advocacy organizations celebrated the adoption of landmark clean air rules that will save thousands of California lives and avoid tens of billions of public health costs. The California Air Resources Board actions create a “smog check”-style program for heavy-duty trucks and also set zero-emission requirements for sales of new […]

California Has 4th Least Carbon-Intensive Economy In U.S.

California Has 4th Least Carbon-Intensive Economy In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza World leaders convened in Glasgow this November for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Facing the intensification of global climate change, the negotiators reached an agreement that explicitly commits to reducing the use of coal, limiting other greenhouse gas emissions, and providing support to developing countries most impacted by climate change. The […]

City Of Ventura Hosts Virtual Workshops To Help Residents And Businesses With New Organics Recycling Requirements

City Of Ventura Hosts Virtual Workshops To Help Residents And Businesses With New Organics Recycling Requirements

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura will host two virtual workshops for residents and businesses to provide information about the new Organics Recycling Program required by California Senate Bill (SB) 1383. Community members and businesses are invited to join the City’s Environmental Sustainability team to learn about new state requirements, changes to residential and commercial waste services, […]

California Has 2nd Most EV Charging Stations Per Vehicle

California Has 2nd Most EV Charging Stations Per Vehicle

Mike LaFirenza Encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles is a high priority for many policymakers and environmentalists concerned with how to limit carbon emissions. President Joe Biden in August signed an executive order setting ambitious new targets for the sale of hybrid and electric vehicles, and Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposal included a $174 billion […]

California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383 Resources Available For City Of Ventura Residents And Businesses

California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383 Resources Available For City Of Ventura Residents And Businesses

Ventura, Calif. – Starting January 1, 2022, the City of Ventura will be required to comply with California’s Senate Bill (SB) 1383. SB 1383 aims to reduce methane emissions by diverting organic material from landfills by establishing statewide food waste recycling requirements for cities. The City is rolling out food waste recycling for all residents, businesses, and […]

California Produces 10th Most Renewable Energy In U.S.

California Produces 10th Most Renewable Energy In U.S.

Mike LaFirenza Since President Joe Biden and a new Congress took office earlier this year, federal policymakers have been working to speed up the U.S. transition to clean and renewable energy sources. One of Biden’s first actions in office was to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, the 2016 agreement in which countries pledged to significantly […]

White House Downplays Rising Energy Prices, Says ‘Climate Crisis’ Is More Important

White House Downplays Rising Energy Prices, Says ‘Climate Crisis’ Is More Important

Thomas Catenacci  The White House downplayed surging energy prices in the U.S. and worldwide on Wednesday, arguing that the climate crisis was more important. “Certainly, we all want to keep gasoline prices low, but the threat of the crisis — the climate crisis — certainly can’t wait any longer,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters […]

Methane mendacity – and madness

Methane mendacity – and madness

Quick: What is 17 cents out of $100,000? If you said 0.00017 percent, you win the jackpot. That number, by sheer coincidence, is also the percentage of methane in Earth’s atmosphere. That’s a trivial amount, you say: 1.7 parts per million. There’s three times more helium and 230 times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. […]