With a background in economics and political affairs, Ken Silverstein has spent two decades covering corporate and public policy. He has worked as a beat reporter, a Washington, D.C.-bureau chief and an editor. His focus has been on the energy sector and he has won a number of awards for his coverage.
He is editor-at-large for Business Sector Media as well as a columnist for Forbes. His work, generally, has been both published and sourced in a wide range of news outlets.
There’s just a 5% chance of reaching the goals set by the Paris agreement, or keeping temperature increases to no more than 2 degrees Celsius by mid century, according to research effort published in Nature Climate Change. The pressure is now on the business community.
If the US House of Representatives gets its way, 2018 funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency will get cut by 45% while it would preserve the allocations given to fossil fuel energy research.
An environmental group is alleging that the utility sector knew in 1968 about climate risks. Today, though, much of the utility sector has evolved and is working toward embracing renewables, on site power and microgrids.
Investors are now targeting oil and gas companies and pressuring them to be more transparent when it comes to disclosing their methane emissions, which are about 80 times more potent than CO2 releases tied to global warming.
The US Department of Energy is expected to release a study this week saying that wind and solar energy do not threaten grid reliability — a narrative that could contradict what Energy Secretary has previously said.
President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord is not just at odds with that of French President Macron, it also runs counter what many American businesses believe — that they should do their part to mitigate the effects of climate.
The US Conference of Mayors will be working with the private sector to try and achieve the goals of the Paris climate accord that would try and keep temperature increases to no more than 2 degrees Celsius by mid century.