Pipeline foes gear up for large northern Minnesota protests
Environmental and tribal groups opposed to Enbridge Energy’s ongoing effort to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline are planning large protests in northern Minnesota as the Canadian-based company gears up for a final construction push.
Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warn
The International Energy Agency, or IEA, has warned the virus outbreak will likely undermine clean energy investment and is urging governments to offer economic stimulus packages that invest in clean energy technologies. "If the global economy crashes, emissions will drop short term as we produce fewer goods, but climate action will slow. Aviation accounts for 2% to 3% of global carbon emissions. "We have not yet seen similar offers for clean energy companies," Lock said. "If economic stimulus packages drive money away from clean energy investments by infusing fossil fuels industries with short-term capital while ignoring clean energy supply chains ... we could see a domino effect that would push us further away from our clean energy goals," she added.cnbc.com