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US states can slash building emissions by updating energy codes with new climate funds – ACEEE

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has identified the US states that are best…

Weekly data: Rise in US anti-ESG policies could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars

Understanding that integrating social and environmental considerations into business models can lead to positive returns has in recent years led…

World’s largest asset managers block climate action amid anti-ESG backlash 

While 2022 was the hottest year on record for a number of countries globally, the world’s largest asset managers' progress…

Which US states are winning the race to phase out coal?

Data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) highlights the enormous progress made in decarbonising the US power sector over…

Weekly data: US clean power capacity additions lag in 2022

In the first three quarters of 2022, new clean power installations were down by 18% in the US compared with…

Opinion: The Western world must end China’s stranglehold of rare earths

Europe has made itself vulnerable to natural resource blackmail by becoming so dependent on a dictatorship; in this case, natural…

How climate denial became the anti-ESG movement 

On 15 December, executives at BlackRock and State Street, two of the three largest asset managers in the world, appeared…

Size matters: Upmarket drift in car industry stunts vehicle efficiency progress in EU and US

Two new reports by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) highlight the failure…

How to achieve a just transition for fossil fuel workers

Poland produces more coal than any other country in the EU. For southern Polish towns like Libiąż, coal runs as…

‘ESG-washing’ is damaging Nasdaq 100 companies

Some of the largest listed companies in the US have lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) reputations than the average…