DNC votes to ban fossil fuel company donations

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) recently adopted a ban on donations coming from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost reported. The executive committee voted unanimously to pass a resolution proposed by political strategist Christine Pelosi that doesn’t allow the organization to accept contributions from corporate political action committees connected to the oil and gas industry. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Switzerland votes to ban nuclear power and invest in renewable energy

The country of Switzerland has officially taken the next steps to meet its goal of generating 4,400 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy by 2020, and 11,400 GWh by 2035. Over the weekend, approximately 42% of the Swiss population turned up to vote in a national referendum. As Swiss Info reports, voters chose to endorse a new energy law that promotes renewable energy and bans nuclear power plants. This is the eighth time in recent history Swiss citizens have voted on the issue.

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Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

In a historic move, Ireland has the opportunity to be the world’s first country to fully divest from all fossil fuels, according to 350.org’s Fossil Free Europe. The country’s parliament passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote, making a huge hopeful step away from polluting fossil fuels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dutch parliament votes to shut down all of the country’s coal plants

The Dutch parliament voted Thursday night to shutter the nation’s coal industry in order to achieve a 55-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. The vote, which is not yet binding, would require shutting down the five coal power plants currently operating in the Netherlands, three of which just came online in 2015. Slashing CO2 emissions by 55 percent would bring the country’s emissions in line with the targets set by the Paris climate deal last December, and set a strong precedent among… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The US government votes to slaughter 45,000 wild horses to make room for cattle

Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board made the decision to use euthanasia to kill 45,000 wild horses currently captive in government holding facilities throughout the US. The decision has come under great scrutiny by organizations who argue for using birth control to minimize population growth, instead.

Over the last 20 years, the BLM has been rounding up and removing wild horses from their natural habitat in the interest of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building