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                      by Thomas Catenacci  Climate envoy John Kerry applauded climate actions made by the U.S. and other countries, but refused to single out China for not setting substantive goals for cutting emissions. “We have a lot of things to still come across the transom and that will sort of decide where...
    Climate envoy John Kerry applauded climate actions made by the U.S. and other countries, but refused to single out China for not setting substantive goals for cutting emissions. “We have a lot of things to still come across the transom and that will sort of decide where we are overall and which countries have neglected to do what is responsible,”...
    MADRID (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel predicted Thursday that achieving European Union targets for slashing emissions that cause global warming will be “very hard work.” The so-called European Green Deal, agreed last December, provides a blueprint for cutting gas emissions by 55% over this decade and becoming carbon-neutral in the 27-nation bloc by 2050. “I predict that it will...
    One year ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom set a bold goal of conserving 30% of land and coastal water in California by 2030. President Biden and other leaders around the world have also established goals to conserve at least 30%. This goal, known as 30×30, could profoundly transform the Bay Area by creating additional parks and open space with more equitable...
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — At a recent house party near the U.S.-Mexico border, the conversation with Democratic congressional candidate Rochelle Garza flowed from schools and taxes to immigration and efforts to convert an old railway line into a hiking trail. One thing that didn’t come up that Friday night over Corona beers and Domino’s deep dish pizza: the effort by...
    Search continues for missing 6-year-old Isabella Kalua EU commissioner hopeful people vaccinated with AstraZeneca can enter US British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on wealthier nations to do more to address the impacts of climate change and phase out the use of fossil fuels, as a recent report projects those countries will miss their $100 billion climate finance goal....
    DHS bulletin warns of online threats ahead of Justice for J6 rally Petito mystery grows after police bodycam video shows trouble on the road * Rich nations under pressure to deliver unmet $100-billion pledge * More ambitious climate plans hinge on international funding * Eyes on U.S. to boost finance at U.N. gathering next week (Adds 2019 climate finance...
    Biden is suing Texas over its abortion ban. Whats next? Will the Supreme Court take it up? Covid booster jabs to be offered to over-50s * Rich nations under pressure to deliver unmet $100-billion pledge Load Error * More ambitious climate plans hinge on international funding * Eyes on U.S. to boost finance at U.N. gathering next week...
    Workers prepare to install solar panels on the roof of Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia in a report released on Wednesday, titled the “Solar Futures Study,” the Biden administration laid out goals for solar power that are extremely ambitious at every level—but only because analysis shows that hitting these demanding goals is absolutely necessary. In the end, the Energy Department writes...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government confirmed Thursday that it refused to allow climate change goals to be written into a proposed free trade deal with Britain, as pressure mounts on it to make more ambitious commitments to cut carbon emissions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the trade deal under negotiation with Britain was not the document to include U.N....
    (CNN)An analysis from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office estimates that combined, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill can meet the majority of President Joe Biden's target to drastically slash emissions by the end of the decade. In a letter sent Wednesday to congressional Democrats, Schumer said new analysis shows the combined impact of both bills...
    (Bloomberg) – Weather risks are already playing a key role in determining the value of sovereign bonds, and developed countries that are behind on their green goals face higher borrowing costs, new research shows. Low-carbon countries incur lower risk premiums on sovereign debt, as do developed economies that are willing to rely less on gains from natural resources, according to...
    Higher refinery emissions threaten climate goals
    BERLIN (AP) — With less than two months before Germany holds an election, the environmentalist Green party announced a 10-point plan Tuesday that puts the Paris climate accord’s goal at the heart of its election program. Among the measures proposed is the creation of a dedicated Climate Ministry that would have the power to veto government decisions which don’t comply...
    ROME (AP) — Many of the climate and energy ministers at a Group of 20 meeting hosted by Italy agreed Friday to work toward even more ambitious goals for fighting climate change than those established in the 2015 Paris accords, an Italian official said. Italy’s minister of ecological transition, Roberto Cingolani, also said during a news conference that concern over...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — San Francisco has new targets for the cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a set of climate change goals Tuesday. Mayor London Breed announced the passage Tuesday evening of the ordinance, which she co-sponsored with supervisors Rafael Mandelman and Ahsha Safai. READ MORE: Newsom...
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen used a trip to Europe to outline plans to press multilateral development banks and domestic regulatory agencies to counter climate change. Yellen, who spent most of the weekend in Venice, Italy, along with finance ministers from the G-20 nations, addressed the climate during the Venice International Conference on Climate. She vowed to convene the...
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) argued that “we need a federal jobs guarantee to get us out of this climate crisis.” And said that if the reconciliation package “doesn’t meet our climate and racial justice and economic justice goals, I will not be voting for it.” Bowman said that he doesn’t think $6 trillion...
    London (CNN Business)The United Kingdom will fail to meet its "historic climate promises" if the government doesn't urgently put policies in place to reach its goal of decarbonizing the economy, according to its official climate watchdog.The Climate Change Committee, which advises the government on emissions targets, warned Thursday in its annual progress report that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government is...
    More On: carbon emissions China’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed the US: report UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming Top court rules Germany must tighten climate law Study finds carbon emissions are more than countries are reporting LONDON – Carbon prices in the European Union’s emissions trading system are expected to rise significantly in the next decade...
    Climate advocates in the Senate are worried about missing what they see as a once-in-a-generation chance to shift the nation’s spending priorities to clean energy, warning they’re prepared to hold up any infrastructure package that doesn’t deliver on that front. Several Senate Democrats say they are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure significant climate change legislation gets...
    The world must immediately stop investing in new oil and gas projects in order to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. The Paris-based forecasting group said the globe only has a “narrow” opportunity to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, a target that scientists say must be met in order to...
                      by J.D. Davidson  As states, business groups, energy producers and other industry groups show concern over President Joe Biden’s climate plan, Ohio organizations want more specifics and believe cooperation is needed. Biden has announced a plan that contained few specific measurers but established goals of cutting 2005 emission numbers in...
    As states, business groups, energy producers and other industry groups show concern over President Joe Biden’s climate plan, Ohio organizations want more specifics and believe cooperation is needed. Biden has announced a plan that contained few specific measurers but established goals of cutting 2005 emission numbers in half by 2030. The Ohio Manufacturers Association (OMA) pointed to concerns raised by...
    At last week’s climate summit, there was a lot of talk about climate tech and how it could help countries meet their splashy new climate goals. A couple of the emerging technologies that got the most hype — carbon capture and green hydrogen — already have somewhat of a checkered track record. But leaders from big economies like Japan, Australia,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Mayor London Breed marked Earth Day by announcing San Francisco is ahead of schedule in its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and has set an ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2045. Breed made the announcement Thursday at a briefing outside Chase Center, the first NBA arena in the state to be a...
    Is the Derek Chauvin verdict the start of change? Not likely, experts say. Senate GOP preserves earmark ban, adds strict debt ceiling posture A group of major banks and financial institutions on Wednesday announced two United Nations-backed coalitions aimed at advancing the Paris climate agreement's greenhouse-gas emissions goals. © The Hill the Citibank logo is seen inside a branch...
    Outlines Broad Plans to Combat Climate Change Focused on Carbon Emissions, Circularity and Forests Introduces Climate Partnerships to Extend Impact Ranging from Ocean Conservation to Forest Restoration Goals Achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across HP value chain by 2040, beginning with Supplies business achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 Reduce HP value chain GHG emissions...
    emissions – J. David Ake/ AP Boris Johnson is set to announce plans to cut Britain’s carbon emissions at a steeper rate than previously envisaged ahead of the UK’s hosting of the COP26 climate summit later this year. The Prime Minister is said to be preparing to unveil a new target to reduce emissions by 78 per cent by 2035...
    The United States and China agreed to work together toward curbing climate change, just before President Joe Biden is slated to host a virtual summit of world leaders on the issue. U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry and his Chinese equivalent Xie Zhenhua reached an agreement during a two-day meeting in Shanghai last week, according to a readout from...
    More than 300 executives at major U.S. corporations signed an open letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging him to set a stricter federal emissions goal to curb climate change. “We, therefore, call on you to adopt the ambitious and attainable target of cutting [greenhouse gas] emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030,” the letter...
    The Daily Beast Matt Gaetz Said His ‘Travel Records’ Would Exonerate Him. Not So Fast. Caroline BrehmanWhen it first came out last week that Rep. Matt Gaetz was under investigation for his sexual involvement with a 17-year-old, the Florida Republican said his travel records would exonerate him.“It is a horrible allegation, and it is a lie,” Gaetz told Tucker Carlson...
    VIDEO1:2301:23Treasury Sec. Yellen lays out aggressive agenda for financial systemPower Lunch Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen laid out a three-pronged agenda on Wednesday to address what she described as ongoing threats to the nation's financial system. Presiding over the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which she now leads but was once a member, Yellen said last year's market disruptions at the onset...
    Boulder suspect in court, Biden press conference, NBA trade deadline: 5 things to know Thursday Duterte Warns Vaccine-Line Jumpers, Saying Donated Shots Are at Risk (Bloomberg) -- The booming sustainable finance industry needs global standards and upcoming gatherings of world leaders provide the ideal forum for designing them, according to the world’s biggest industry body for sustainable investing. ©...
    A new study recently published by Cleantech Group®, the global authority on cleantech innovation, with the support of Breakthrough Energy, has revealed that EU venture capital investment in cleantech between 2011 and 2020 increased by a remarkable 7 , 5 times, to exceed 5,000 million euros in 2020. This press release is about multimedia. See the full news here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210323005808/es/...
    Razer announced today that it plans to become carbon neutral by 2030, meaning it plans to reduce and offset its carbon dioxide emissions. As part of that goal, the company says its global offices will run on renewable energy by 2025. It also says it will design products to create less climate pollution and will slash emissions from its manufacturing...
    By Simon Jessop and Elizabeth Howcroft LONDON, Mar 22 (.) – The world’s largest carbon-emitting companies are far from aligning themselves with the Paris Climate Accord, a report from the leading climate-focused investor group showed on Monday. Climate Action 100+, whose 575 members manage $ 54 trillion in assets, was established in 2017 to engage with companies responsible for most...
    Washington state Democrats want to get serious about climate change this session, but setbacks have pushed them away from electric skylines and towards electric traffic. Following the failure of one bill this session mandating green energy in new buildings, one bill is riding on the notion that renewables will be the cheaper option more stakeholders will choose once encouraged...
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers on Thursday again sent back to Gov. Charlie Baker a sweeping climate change bill that has bounced between the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the Republican governor for the past several months. The Massachusetts House voted 146-13 in favor of the bill, agreeing with the Senate which voted 39-1 on Monday to again approve the legislation. READ...
    By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A United Nations scheme for the global airline industry to offset emissions with carbon credits may undercut Europe’s climate goals, a newly-surfaced study says. Launched this year with a two-year voluntary phase, the U.N. aviation body’s CORSIA scheme is the sector’s flagship plan to tackle carbon dioxide emissions contributing to higher temperatures and potential...
    4 BRITAIN is leading the way in setting green goals - with nearly three in four Brits living in cities covered with ambitious energy goals, a fresh report declares today. More than 100 cities now have renewable energy targets, others have low emission zones or vehicle bans, and solar panel initiatives, soaring...
    Pressure from some of their biggest customers is pushing companies like global shipping giant Maersk to pollute less when they transport goods. It’s a sign that individual companies’ commitments to tackling climate change can influence others along the entire supply chain. One of the latest trends in retail One of the latest trends in retail has been for companies...
    (CNN)The planet is on "red alert" because governments are failing to meet their climate change goals, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. Table tennis prodigy Anna Hursey, 14, is ready to help US President Joe Biden tackle the climate crisis He described 2021 as a "make or break year" following the release of a UN Framework Convention...
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, March 15 (.) – The International Monetary Fund should adopt ambitious targets to assess the physical and policy-related risks of climate change facing its members after years of paying minimal and uneven attention to such concerns, a new report said. . The IMF has lagged behind central banks in assessing these risks, but now has the...
    By HUIZHONG WU and SAM McNEIL, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up its pace in combatting climate change. On a smoggy day in Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang said the country will reduce carbon emissions...
    BEIJING (AP) — China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up its pace in combatting climate change. On a smoggy day in Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang said the country will reduce carbon emissions per unit of economic output by 18% over...
    Researchers keep finding new ways to reveal that nations are together showing very few signs of getting on track to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals. One big question: That’s whether a spate of recent analyses to that effect, and scientific reports coming later this year, will move the needle on meaningful new policies (not just targets). Get market news worthy...
    Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions still need to decrease tenfold to avoid a climate emergency, scientists warn, despite a global fall in 2020 due to Covid-19. An international team of experts has performed a 'global stocktake' of humanity's progress towards the Paris Agreement – which aims to keep the global average temperature rise to well below 3.6ºF (2°C), compared to pre-industrial...
    House Democratic leaders introduced sweeping climate legislation that would establish requirements for the power sector to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2035, in line with President Biden’s aggressive goal. The 2035 deadline represents a significant tightening of the requirements in legislation unveiled Tuesday by top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A draft version of the bill, known...
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