Climate & Energy

The climate crisis is the definitive environmental issue of our time, but it will take more than just greenhouse gas-reducing technologies to address it. We will need to change how we produce our energy, grow our food, conduct our politics, organize our economies, and more. We need to make a wholesale transition from an extractive to a regenerative economy, and protect vulnerable communities in the process. Friends of the Earth fights to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels and dangerous nuclear power; and promotes solutions like renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and tropical forest protection. All while putting communities, not corporations, at the center.
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Civil society groups release “Fair Shares NDC” model for revised U.S. climate action pledge under the Paris Agreement

Today, environmental, environmental justice, and international development groups are releasing the “Fair Shares Nationally Determined Contribution” (“Fair Shares NDC”) laying out the measures the United States should commit to carrying out to do its “fair share” of the global effort to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C,

Friends of the Earth Statement on JP Morgan Annual letter

Friends of the Earth released documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act today, revealing JP Morgan Chase’s efforts to lobby senior Trump Treasury officials to bailout the oil industry and its lenders, during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Friends of the Earth reacts to President Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure plan

Friends of the Earth welcomes President Biden’s efforts to center climate change, racial equity and support for family-sustaining union jobs in his infrastructure package.

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Stopping Fossil Fuel Drilling of Public Lands and Waters
Stopping Fossil Fuel Drilling of Public Lands and Waters

Along with nearly 600 other groups, we urged Biden to make good on his campaign promise and issue an executive order to halt new fossil fuel leasing as part of his climate agenda.

Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

This project ended because of the activists taking to the streets and making it clear that we will not stand by while fossil fuel projects poison the bodies, land, air and water of Indigenous, Black and Brown communities.

Halting a Pipeline in its Tracks
Halting a Pipeline in its Tracks

Organizations like Friends of the Earth US—and our international partners at Friends of the Earth Canada—called attention to this project’s dangerous consequences since it was first announced.

Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power
Ending Dangerous Nuclear Power

Since Friends of the Earth was founded 40 years ago, we have been the United States’ leading voice opposing nuclear energy and exposing the real dangers of nuclear power plants.

Shutting Down Diablo Canyon
Shutting Down Diablo Canyon

For 40 years, Friends of the Earth has been a leading voice in the U.S. in opposing nuclear reactors. In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, it is clear that there can and must be a thorough debate on our energy future and the need to move beyond this dangerous…

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The beginning of the end of fossil fuels

This victory shows that the fossil fuel industry is in its last gasps, clinging  to anything to remain viable.

Climate, Clicks, Capitalism, and Conspiracists
Climate, Clicks, Capitalism, and Conspiracists

QAnon, where researchers have noted an accelerated increase in membership throughout the pandemic, has become a mega-conspiracy, absorbing multiple political and cultural online conversations in the process.

Facebook serves up loopholes and special protection for climate deniers
Facebook serves up loopholes and special protection for climate deniers

Facebook provides a loophole for climate change deniers by often exempting opinion pieces from its fact-checking program.

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