Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. Today we’re looking at comments from the president of COP26 on domestic politics, the NDAA’s climate implications and the latest legal woes for California’s utility.  For TheContinue Reading

Carbon offsets are growing fast, but climate benefits remain murky

This summer, Michigan became the first U.S. state to develop a program to sell so-called carbon offsets tied to its forests, pledging to manage some lands in a way that will help pull carbon out of the atmosphere.  It’s one example of the growing prominence of a controversial environmental accountingContinue Reading

Climate Change, Eco-Anxiety, and Environmental Trauma Are Real

Climate change and natural weather disasters can profoundly affect our mental health. We strive to share insights based on diverse experiences without stigma or shame. This is a powerful voice. It was early March 2018. My husband was checking the weather app on his phone when he looked up, concerned,Continue Reading

More companies pledge ‘net-zero’ emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

Some companies take advantage of carbon reductions elsewhere by buying carbon credits; but it draws criticism because it allows those companies to keep generating greenhouse gases You’ll probably hear the term “net-zero emissions” a lot over the coming weeks as government leaders and CEOs, under pressure, talk about how they’ll reduce theirContinue Reading

About 20% of carbon credits created under the federal Coalition’s main climate change policy do not represent real cuts in carbon dioxide and are essentially “junk”, new research suggests. The report by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Australia Institute found “avoided deforestation” projects do not represent genuine abatementContinue Reading