86% commuted to work in a private vehicle, now half are working from home in the US

Telework could outlive the virus, lowering emissions E&E News | Scott Waldman The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to permanently boost the popularity of telecommuting, say workplace experts — a societal shift that would have a profound impact on U.S. climate emissions. Due to the outbreak, millions more Americans are doing their jobs from home. And thanks to advances in …

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Coronavirus demands radical transformation, not a ‘return to normal’

By Robert Raymond, Coronavirus demands radical transformation, not a ‘return to normal’ on Shareable Early last week, when Republican Lt. Gov. of Texas, Dan Patrick, suggested that the elderly should be willing to die from COVID-19 to get the economy back in action, something major shifted. If just briefly, the mask came off. Here was an elected official explicitly offering human sacrifices …

David Sirota: The Democratic Party’s Tyranny of Decorum Helped Sink Bernie

We’re in the midst of unpleasant, uncivil and impolite emergencies that threaten our country and our planet. A global pandemic won’t be stopped by niceties. The corporations profiting off the health care crisis won’t be thwarted with good manners. The fossil fuel giants intensifying the climate cataclysm won’t be deterred by gentility. And elections will not be won by prioritizing …

Shifting the Paradigm toward Renewable Power and Local Ownership and Returns in Pueblo, Colo

BY MARIE DONAHUE AND JOHN FARRELL | 29 AUG 2018  Podcast (localenergyrules): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS A growing number of U.S. cities have set goals to generate 100 percent of their electricity from renewable resources in the coming decades, each with its own unique circumstances and motivations. Pueblo, a small city of just over 100,000 residents located in southeastern Colorado, is one of these …

Destination access as a performance measure + reviewing highway projects for induced travel demand

Posted on April 20th, 2020 accessibility, federal legislation By Eric Sundquist, SSTI, Destination access bills introduced in U.S. House A trio of representatives along with 10 co-sponsors have introduced a pair of bills that would set destination access as a national performance measure. Both bills describe destination access, aka “accessibility,” in terms of travel times by auto, transit, walking, and biking, …

We can stop global warming – the solutions are right here

Every day at Project Drawdown we are asked, “What can I do to solve the climate crisis?” The answers are all around us. Solutions to climate change are in our daily lives right now. And we have no time to lose putting them in motion. Which solution surprises or inspires you? Who would benefit from knowing about it?  Use the icons on …

UK and French Citizens’ assemblies on climate change seek to shape the post-COVID recovery

Climate Home News, April 17, 2020 French and British initiatives to involve ordinary people in climate policy are adapting their work in light of the coronavirus pandemic Citizens Assembly in France and the UK are moving online amid lockdowns to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: Climate Assembly UK) By Chloé Farand As governments mull over multi-billion packages to weather the economic impacts …