How Europe Can Cut ⅓ Of Its Oil Demand By 2030

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 05:00:34 +0000

At the time of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, it typically supplied one out of every four barrels of crude oil that the European Union imported. These imports contributed significantly to funding Putin’s military aggression against Ukraine. To cut this funding stream, the European Commission has agreed on a ban on imports before the end […]

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Landmark Deal In Congress A Great Renovation Of US Climate & Clean Energy Goals

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 05:34:09 +0000

Vehicle to grid systemWashington has reached a far-reaching deal on clean energy and climate policy that dramatically improves the outlook for global efforts to prevent dangerous planetary warming. With $369 billion in tax tweaks and new spending, the deal would be historic, the largest and most ambitious clean energy investment in US history. Known officially as the Inflation Reduction […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Legalizes Gas Bans

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:32:30 +0000

One Earth climate model renewable energy planZeroCarbonMA congratulates the Massachusetts State Legislature — especially Senator Mike Barrett and Representative Jeff Roy — for including in its imminent climate bill a provision to allow 10 municipalities to enact so-called “gas bans” prohibiting the installation of new fossil fuel infrastructure in new construction and major renovations. In last-minute deal-making, the gas ban provision […]

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U.S. & Australia To Accelerate Zero-Emission Technology Together

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 06:47:34 +0000

On July 11, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen signed the Australia–United States Net-Zero Technology Acceleration Partnership at the Sydney Energy Forum. The partnership will accelerate the development and deployment of zero-emissions technology, including long-duration energy storage, integration of renewable energy into power grids, and […]

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Before Trying to Overthrow Democracy, Jeffrey Clark Let Polluters Walk Free

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 07:03:32 +0000

If you had the opportunity to watch the fifth congressional hearing to investigate the January 6th attacks on our capital, chances are you heard one name spoken repeatedly: Jeffrey Clark. When I watched the hearing, the name rang a bell. This was the same Jeffrey Clark, who oversaw environmental enforcement during the Trump administration, an area of (lack […]

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Biden–Harris Administration Takes Drive Forward to Combat Climate Change

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 03:50:33 +0000

“A proposed rule [yesterday] from the Department of Transportation would require states to measure the greenhouse gas emissions from their highway and transportation programs, and then come up with plans to reduce that harmful pollution.” —NRDC writes. “Implementing these standards would help ensure the historic investments from the bipartisan infrastructure law are done right.” Below is […]

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The Profound Climate Implications of Supreme Court’s West Virginia v. EPA Decision

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 01:18:14 +0000

This term, alongside a number of cases with the potential for seismic implications, the Supreme Court also took up West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency. Though the case caught fewer headlines, it, too, threatened Earth-shifting implications all its own by thrusting into question a critical EPA lever for addressing climate change. Now we have that decision in […]

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Joe Biden Admin Announces 1st-Ever Funding Program Dedicated to Reconnecting American Communities

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 03:10:17 +0000

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program. The program is aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects, pledging wide-ranging help to dozens of communities.

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