Energy markets facing ‘one or two years of extreme volatility’: CEO

This image, from March 2022, shows wind turbines and gas storage facilities in Germany. Europe’s energy markets have experienced turbulence in recent months. Jan Woitas | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The CEO of Italian power firm Enel told CNBC Tuesday that turbulence in energy markets was likely to persist for some time. “Things are … Read more

Who’s going to pay for an ethical chocolate bar? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Europe, the world’s biggest consumer of chocolate, and West Africa, the leading grower of the cocoa beans used to make it, share a common goal to make the sector sustainable. But they have opposing views on how to put an end to the social, … Read more

Whole Foods Decision To Pull Lobster Divides Politicians, Environmental Groups

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster. Whole Foods recently said that it will stop selling lobster from the Gulf of Maine at hundreds of its stores … Read more

Berlin airport reopens runways after climate protest

A climate activist glues herself to a runway at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) during a protest, in Berlin, Germany November 24, 2022, in this still image obtained from a handout video. Courtesy of LETZTE GENERATION/Handout via Reuters Letzte Generation | Via Reuters Berlin Brandenburg Airport said on Thursday flights were resuming with some delays … Read more

The World Needs Processed Food

The word “processed” has become something of a slur. Say “processed food” and most of us picture unhealthy, cheap junk. Fresh food straight from the garden or the field is good. Once we’ve put it through a processing plant or a laboratory, we’ve removed its halo qualities and added a bunch of bad ones. That … Read more

Biden administration loosens Trump-era ESG rules for 401(k) plans

Justin Paget | Digitalvision | Getty Images The Biden administration on Tuesday issued a final rule that makes it easier for employers to consider climate change and other so-called environment, social and governance factors when picking investment funds for their 401(k) plans. The U.S. Department of Labor rule, which takes effect in 60 days, undoes … Read more

Biden grants PG&E $1 billion to keep Diablo Canyon nuclear plant open

Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon, the only operational nuclear plant left in California, due to be shutdown in 2024 despite safely producing nearly 15% of the state’s green electrical energy power, is viewed in these aerial photos taken on December 1, 2021, near Avila Beach, California. George Rose | Getty Images The Biden administration … Read more

Midwives Are an Overlooked Climate Solution

What’s keeping midwives from making a larger dent in the fight against climate change? To start with, there are not enough of them. The United Nations reports that there’s a shortage of around 900,000 midwives worldwide. This shortage extends to the US, which has worse maternal mortality rates compared to other high-income countries where midwives … Read more

New global climate deal struck at conference in Egypt

Climate reparations, or “loss and damage” funding, is a highly divisive and emotive issue that is seen as a fundamental question of climate justice. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Government ministers and negotiators from nearly 200 countries finally secured an agreement Sunday aimed at keeping a critically important global heating target … Read more