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New Climate Central Study: Global Warming Has Already Increased Mosquito Season, Risk of Zika Virus Throughout U.S.

Need any more reasons to switch to clean energy? How about an increased mosquito season and risk of Zika virus transmission thanks to global warming fueled by carbon-based energy sources like coal and oil? A new study by Climate Central provides detailed evidence that this is already taking place through the United States.

Topics: Clean Economy

New Report Looks at "Top States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2015"

A brand-new report by the Frontier Group and Environment America's Research & Policy Center looks at "The Top States that Helped Drive America's Solar Energy Boom in 2015."  Key findings include:

Topics: Clean Economy

With Record-Breaking "Heat Dome" Possible Next Week, New Report Highlights Risk of Greenhouse Gas-Fueled Extreme Temperatures

If you think it's hot outside right now, just wait a few more days. According to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang:

Topics: Clean Economy

Debt-Ridden Puerto Rico Needs to Move Off Expensive Fossil Fuels and Towards Affordable Clean Energy ASAP

Just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, President Obama signed legislation that amounted to "a massive rescue package to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis — just one day before the island must make a $2 billion payment." The Puerto Rican debt crisis is complicated, with numerous factors causing it. One of those factors, as the New York Times reported back in February, relates to "how Puerto Rico’s power authority has piled up $9 billion in debt." Two paragraphs in particular jump out at us (bolding added for emphasis):

Topics: Clean Economy