New Report: Pathways to Net-Zero for New Mexico’s Economy

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 16:28:09 +0000

In a set of briefs released today, modeling gives a new, in-depth look into pathways for New Mexico to cut climate-warming pollution while improving health and quality of life for its communities, particularly rural and tribal communities historically overburdened by fossil fuel development. Achieving the state’s near and long-term climate goals will depend on New […]

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China Is Critical For Tesla’s Mission To Succeed

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 10:00:13 +0000

Tesla Model Y ChinaChina is critical for Tesla’s mission to succeed, but many people tend to forget this. The reason it is critical is that China is the world’s largest auto market. If Tesla is to succeed, it has to have a major presence in China. That is core to its mission. So far, it is off to […]

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China-Baiting, Greenwashed

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:00:49 +0000

As the world marked another flopped climate conference last year — with precious chances for action racing past — many eyes drifted toward the People’s Republic of China (PRC). News sites decried Xi’s absence. Commentators suggest that if emerging East Asian economies don’t do their part, climate efforts cannot succeed. As he did in 2009 […]

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CO2 Emissions Allowance Prices Increased in Latest RGGI Auction

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:05:08 +0000

The most recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) quarterly auction (held on December 1, 2021) resulted in a clearing price of $13.00 per allowance, surpassing the previous auction’s record price of $9.30 per allowance. Each allowance represents a limited authorization for power plants to emit one short ton of CO2. The RGGI is a market-based […]

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EU Commission “Suppresses Its Own Science” By Allowing Gas In Taxonomy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:25 +0000

T&E says gas must be removed from green investments list after expert group finds EU decision is not science based.

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Is A Congressional Climate Compromise The Way To Go?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:00:15 +0000

climate compromiseEmissions reductions depend on constant and determined action. To succeed, policymakers across all levels of society need to continue to push forward with climate action, even if that means compromise and intermittent disappointments.

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No New Oil & Gas Leasing! Hearing on Climate & Offshore Drilling

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:00:18 +0000

By Valerie Cleland  In a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. This much is clear: continuing ‘business as usual’ offshore oil and gas leasing simply does not put us on a path to meet our climate goals. Every decision our leaders […]

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Natural Gas Becomes Important Battleground In Transition From Fossil Fuels 

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:14:33 +0000

2021 was a big year for natural gas bans as cities continue to lead the way in phasing out gas from homes and buildings. From New York City’s recent ban on gas in new construction, to Californian cities’ steady march to “cut the pipe,” to the backlash and ban on gas bans in 20 states, […]

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Should Shipowners Be Responsible for Compliance with Shipping ETS?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:42:00 +0000

With the forthcoming EU carbon price for shipping, a legal analysis from Opportunity Green, commissioned by T&E, assesses who should take responsibility. Originally published on Transport & Environment. The European Commission has proposed adding shipping to the EU Emissions Trading System. The proposal sets the shipowner as the responsible entity, copying the arrangement in the […]

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