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'Things are dire': Feds explain $16B bay flood plan for N.J.

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:52am
Federal officials are trying to explain a proposed $16 billion plan to address back bay flooding, one of the major sources of storm damage at the Jersey Shore, but plenty of important questions remain.

Ex-central banker: Net-zero plan to be 'norm' for public companies

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:51am
Mark Carney, the former central banker who now heads impact investing at Brookfield Asset Management Inc., expects listed companies to embrace net-zero carbon emissions plans in the coming years.

South Africa challenged over plans for new coal plants

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:51am
South Africa’s energy regulator and energy department have are facing a demand from some of the country’s leading environmental groups to halt plans to allow the construction of new coal-fired power plants or face legal action.

Europe's ESG bond deals surge to record 25% of sales

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:50am
Europe’s market for virtuous debt has reached a new milestone: ethical bonds now account for a quarter of all debt sales.

Moody's: Oil companies unprepared for energy transition

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:49am
Oil companies face a growing threat from the world’s transition to clean energy, but only few have even begun to prepare for the shift, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

What Canada's election tells us about climate politics

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:49am
By taking climate change more seriously, Canada’s Conservative Party was able to blunt its potency as a wedge issue in the country's latest election, environmentalists and political scientists said.

FEMA: 'No delay' in new flood insurance rates

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:47am
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is moving ahead with the launch of a new flood insurance rating system next week, brushing aside last-minute pleas from lawmakers and advocates to delay the changes, a senior agency official told E&E News yesterday. David Maurstad, the FEMA official in charge of the agency’s flood-insurance program, said that a new method of setting insurance premiums will take effect as planned Oct. 1 despite lobbying by coastal lawmakers who say some constituents will face higher insurance costs.

China uses world stage to end coal financing abroad

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:46am
China will stop building coal-fired power projects in other countries, President Xi Jinping said yesterday in an announcement that's expected to accelerate the global shift away from fossil fuels.

Democrats fear climate impact of only passing bipartisan bill

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 6:45am
Tense negotiations over Democrats' $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill leave their biggest climate plans in doubt.

2021 a record-breaking drought year in eastern Wash.

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:45am
This has been a record-breaking year of drought in much of eastern Washington, state officials say.

Protesters target London's major ring road for 4th time

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:45am
Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade apologized yesterday for their role in bringing another day of traffic chaos to London's major ring road but said the roadblocks would continue unless a dialogue opens up.

South Africa adopts tougher emission goal before COP 26

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:44am
South Africa’s Cabinet adopted a lower greenhouse gas emission target, following the recommendation of a panel set up by President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the COP 26 international climate change meeting.

Ride-share pioneer has a new company to spur electric cars

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:43am
Sunil Paul, one of the pioneers of the ride-sharing concept, is launching a new company that he hopes will help encourage the adoption of electric vehicles.

Honda announces new EV sales target

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:42am
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. yesterday announced a new target of 70,000 initial annual sales for its forthcoming electric SUV when it hits the U.S. market in 2024.

Snubbed for a decade, 'green bank' finally finds traction

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:41am
Climate hawks for more than a decade have tried — and failed — to push Congress to fund a national green bank that they say could unlock hundreds of billions of dollars to combat climate change. Now, amid intensifying negotiations over a historic $3.5 trillion spending package, the proposal could become law.

Turning carbon pollution into a climate solution

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:40am
A promising new technology looks to transform carbon dioxide into renewable natural gas.

Biden to outline U.S. climate funding in U.N. speech

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:40am
President Biden will announce stronger climate finance commitments for nations that are experiencing damage from higher temperatures during his speech today at the U.N. General Assembly, according to the White House.

Methane fee collides with EPA rules. 'It's very unusual'

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 6:38am
Methane emissions are in the crosshairs of Democratic climate politics like never before, creating the prospects of a collision between the oil and gas industry and simultaneous restrictions from both Congress and EPA.

Campaigners press for next German leader to act on climate

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 6:56am
Environmental campaigners pressed Friday for Germany's next chancellor to take strong action against climate change, including by bringing forward the country's coal phase-out and banning new gasoline vehicles from 2025.

Advocates fear U.S. weighing climate vs. human rights on China

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 6:55am
U.S. envoy John Kerry’s diplomatic quest to stave off the worst scenarios of global warming is meeting resistance from China, the world's biggest climate polluter, which is adamant that the United States ease confrontation over other matters if it wants Beijing to speed up its climate efforts.