Posts in The Environmental Policy Category


Natural gas (and the hydrogen economy) is a bridge to nowhere

Everybody is hopping on the hydrogen train, but it’s being driven by natural gas. Source: Environmental Policy

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EU publishes single-use plastics ban law and the straw wars heat up

You’ve almost certainly heard noise about banning plastic straws, but have you heard of “Straw Wars”? Source: Environmental Policy

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Climate change is a disaster for millennials, an inconvenience for the boomers

This is not the defining issue of my generation. But it is of yours. Source: Environmental Policy

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Extraordinary photos from an Antarctic expedition

The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is on a 3-month Antarctic expedition, supporting an international proposal for the world’s largest protected area. Source: Environmental Policy

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Do you know how to use a water fountain?

Some head-scratching tips from The Guardian are a reminder that there are young folks unfamiliar with these old fashioned devices! Source: Environmental Policy

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No, your microwave oven isn't killing the planet

These stupid headlines miss the whole point. Microwaves use very little power, slightly more than a 7-watt LED bulb over its lifetime. Source: Environmental Policy

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UK supermarket promises to go plastic-free by 2023

The fact that Iceland specializes in frozen food has not daunted its directors, who say they’ll switch to recyclable paper and pulp trays. Source: Environmental Policy

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European Union pledges to fight plastic pollution

But its strategy would be far more effective if it focused on reusables, not recycling. Source: Environmental Policy

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China is planting 16.3 million acres of forest this year

The pollution-beleaguered country plans to increase forest coverage to 23 percent of its total landmass by the end of the decade. Source: Environmental Policy

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Scotland bans plastic-handled cotton buds

The ban on buds (swabs) is expected to reduce Scotland’s marine plastic pollution by 50 percent. Source: Environmental Policy

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