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California $19Bn carbon market not good enough to curb emissions

Monday - California’s carbon market was supposed to be a model for the US, harnessing the power of capitalism to fight climate change in the world’s fifth-biggest economy.

What remains of the U.S. Green New Deal?

9 May 22 - In November 2018, the Green New Deal became a rallying cry for climate activists when members of the Sunrise Movement occupied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and adopted the slogan as their unifying message.

Barclays and Standard Chartered shareholders reject climate plans

6 May 22 - The annual general meetings of banking giants Barclays and Standard Chartered were disrupted by climate activists calling for heightened climate targets, with shareholders failing to align with current efforts from the organisations to meet net-zero emissions.

California just shy of 100% powered by renewables for first time

5 May 22 - Renewable electricity provided just shy of 100% of California's electricity demand on Saturday, a record-breaker, officials said, much of it from large amounts of solar power now produced along Interstate 10, an hour east of the Coachella Valley.

US carbon border fee gains traction, but hurdles remain

5 May 22 - Sen. Joe Manchin’s bipartisan energy gang is trying to breathe life into a carbon border adjustment, but it is still struggling with the same political problems that have dogged past efforts to slap tariffs on carbon-intensive goods.

Supreme Court abortion ruling could have climate fallout

4 May 22 - The bombshell draft opinion signaling that the Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe v. Wade has implications that reach far beyond abortion access and could affect environmental law and climate policy for years to come.

US postal service sued over purchase of gas guzzling delivery trucks

2 May 22 - The US Postal Service is facing lawsuits from 16 states and several environmental groups challenging its decision to buy tens of thousands of gasoline-powered delivery vehicles instead of electric vehicles.

U.S. scraps incandescent bulbs, cuts 222 megatonnes of emissions over 30 years

28 Apr 22 - The Biden administration is scrapping old-fashioned incandescent light bulbs, speeding an ongoing trend toward more efficient lighting that officials say will save households, schools, and businesses...

Climate activist dies after setting himself on fire outside US Supreme Court

26 Apr 22 - The man who died after setting himself on fire outside the Supreme Court building on Friday sacrificed his life to protest climate change, according to friends posting on social media.

Soaring fuel prices test Biden on climate change

26 Apr 22 - President Joe Biden’s ambitions to finally put the U.S. on the path to confront climate change are crashing into an election-year scramble to lower gas prices and demonstrate tangible economic...

Giant global asset managers have $82 billion in coal projects, $468 billion in oil and gas

22 Apr 22 - Giant global asset managers are still dumping tens of billions of dollars into new coal projects and hundreds of billions of dollars into major oil and gas companies.

Florida company wants to use your dead body to fight climate change

22 Apr 22 - A nonprofit in Florida has a unique, eco-friendly way to restore coral reefs while simultaneously providing an eternal resting place to those whose final wish is to use their remains to benefit...

Good Energy releases a Hollywood climate change resource guide

20 Apr 22 - Nonprofit Good Energy has published a resource guide to assist the TV and film industries in their coverage of climate change in projects.

They derailed climate action for a decade. And bragged about it

19 Apr 22 - In 1989, just as leaders around the world were starting to think seriously about tackling global warming, the National Association of Manufacturers assembled a group of corporations — utilities, oil...

US EV tax credits might increase emissions

19 Apr 22 - The US approach to incentivising electric vehicle adoption may actually increase emissions in the long run, a new study finds — because the wealthy people who are among the only ones able to take...

Native Americans embrace renewable energy

14 Apr 22 - The job market in Indian Country is tough. Edmond Salt knows that as well as anybody.

NASA's upcoming battery tech could recharge EV in 15 minutes

14 Apr 22 - NASA is reportedly building a groundbreaking electric car battery that is able to charge in just 15 minutes. For the development of this game-changing tech, NASA has teamed up with Japan's Nissan.

Big tech launches $925 million fund for carbon removal

13 Apr 22 - A supergroup of big-name companies — Alphabet, McKinsey, Meta, Shopify and Stripe — has launched an advance market commitment to fund the development of permanent carbon-removal tech.

Meet a climate scientist who just risked arrest to save the planet

13 Apr 22 - On a typical day, Peter Kalmus goes to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles, where he studies biological systems and climate change

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