Author: Damian Carrington

Plant Based Meats Do More to Address Climate Change Than Green Buildings or Zero-Emission Cars

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Investments in plant-based alternatives to meat lead to far greater cuts in climate-heating emissions than other green investments, according to one of the world’s biggest consultancy firms. The report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that, for each dollar, investment in […]

World’s Plodding Embrace of Efficiency Is “Inexplicable,” Says Global Energy Chief

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The failure by governments and businesses to accelerate energy efficiency efforts is “inexplicable,” according to the head of the International Energy Agency. Fatih Birol said saving more energy was “utterly essential” in cutting household’s rocketing bills, ending reliance on fossil fuel regimes […]

The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Expansion Plans Will Be the Death of Us

This investigation was originally published by the Guardian. It is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows. The exclusive […]