The clean energy transition depends heavily on lithium, but mining this element is not “clean.” We must not fall into the same traps from which we are trying to free ourselves.
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Domestic supply requirements in the landmark climate bill could make it more difficult to obtain the critical minerals needed for energy transition, and may disqualify many leading brands of electric vehicles from tax credits.
Looking at 20 just transition lawsuits from Latin America, the report analyzes what arguments are being made and how those arguments have been received by the courts.
Achieving the energy transition will take money, minerals, land, water, and skilled labor. Will we have enough of each?
Moving from fossil fuels to solar panels, wind turbines and other renewable energy sources will by itself create a new stream of carbon emissions with the construction so much new infrastructure. The good news: Speeding the transition would greatly reduce this effect.
It makes economic, political, national security, and environmental sense to promote renewable energy and allow energy price competition to drive fossil fuels out of the marketplace.
Transitioning off fossil fuels isn’t all sunshine and roses. Experts from around Columbia Climate School weigh in on how governments and developers can move forward responsibly.
Increasingly extreme weather has the potential to derail renewable energy projects — but there are a few things we can do to keep moving forward.
It is a massive effort to build the organizational capacity needed to make NYC’s buildings compliant with Local Law 97. Federal climate and infrastructure funds should be sought to subsidize the costs of this effort.
Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts
Suggestions from experts at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment.