Is your EV actually powered by coal?
Renewable Energy

Is your EV actually powered by coal?

If you drive an electric vehicle or you’ve been talking about getting one, chances are good that you’ve heard people say something like this: “Those EVs aren’t so green. They all run on electricity generated by burning coal!” That’s true if you happen to be charging up in West Virginia, where 96% of electricity comes…

This tech company says offsets aren’t enough—it’s time to pay for negative emissions
Renewable Energy

This tech company says offsets aren’t enough—it’s time to pay for negative emissions

Like many companies, the payment processing company Stripe is trying to eliminate its emissions. For the emissions it can’t find ways to mitigate, it buys carbon offsets to help reach its goal. But the company recently announced that it would take the more radical step to start also investing in negative emissions—like direct air capture plants…

Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires
Renewable Energy

Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires

Tesla is in trouble over its solar panels. Image: Smith Collection/Gado / getty images By Stan Schroeder2019-08-21 14:16:49 UTC Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Tuesday blaming the company’s solar panels for seven fires.  The retail giant accused Tesla of “gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards.” The lawsuit recounts several…

After seven roof fires, Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel flaws
Renewable Energy

After seven roof fires, Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel flaws

Fire sale — Tesla “engaged in widespread, systemic negligence,” Walmart lawsuit says. Timothy B. Lee – Aug 21, 2019 1:15 pm UTC Enlarge / A photo from Walmart’s lawsuit shows charred solar panels on top of a Walmart store.WalmartWalmart filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Tesla on Tuesday. The retail giant says Tesla’s “negligent installation…

The Planet Needs a New Internet
Renewable Energy

The Planet Needs a New Internet

Alternate InternetThis week, we look at the ways the internet could have been—and could be—different.  When climate change comes for our coffee and our wine, we’ll moan about it on Twitter, read about it on our favorite websites, and watch diverting videos on YouTube to fill the icy hole in our hearts. We’ll do all this…