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The clean energy revolution isn’t just a techno-fix – it’s about capturing hearts and minds

The climate crisis demands innovations in our everyday infrastructures. If these changes are to be adopted en masse, finding the right fit between communities and infrastructures is vital.
A new study finds that companies’ emissions reductions may not be what they seem. (Shutterstock)

Most companies buying renewable energy certificates aren’t actually reducing emissions

Companies are buying renewable energy certificates to meet their emissions targets, but new research suggests that the bulk of these purchases do not lead to actual emission reductions.
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Tapping mineral wealth in mining waste could offset damage from new green economy mines

Environmentalists are worried the shift to green energy means damage from more mines. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
A stray polar bear is seen outside Oktyabrsky mine on the outskirts of the Russian industrial city of Norilsk in 2019. Irina Yarinskaya/AFP

Other casualties of Putin’s war in Ukraine: Russia’s climate goals and science

The war in Ukraine threatens to turn back the clock on Russia’s climate progress, with some calling on the country to leave the Paris Agreement and roll back environmental regulations.

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