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RENEWABLE ENERGY: Two marine companies hired for Vineyard Wind

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
Vineyard Wind yesterday announced a new step in its plans to build America's first major offshore wind development, selecting two marine companies to aid in construction of the 62-turbine project.

NEW JERSEY: State eyes work to protect coastline, cut carbon emissions

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
New Jersey will study its coastal marshes, estuaries and back bays to develop a list of projects to help protect shore communities, restore damaged ecosystems and prevent the release of planet-warming carbon into the atmosphere.

FINANCE: Banking regulators know climate is a risk. Now what?

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and heads of the major financial regulatory agencies yesterday affirmed that climate change poses significant risks to the stability of the U.S. financial system.

EXTREME WEATHER: Climate-fueled heat waves pose dire threat to crops — study

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
Future agricultural losses from heat waves could be 10 times greater than previously thought, experts say — a dire projection that fuels uncertainty for an economic sector already stressed by climate change.

PUBLIC LANDS: Lawmakers praise Biden's Civilian Climate Corps proposal

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
President Biden today will call for a $10 billion investment in a new national service program focused on climate change, echoing proposals from congressional Democrats.

RESILIENCE: Biden taps multiple sources for his climate-proofing plans

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
Long on ambition and short on detail, President Biden in his vow to make infrastructure more resilient to climate change can draw on ideas circulated by lawmakers and advocates, including several that already have wide support.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden sets 2035 as goal to decarbonize U.S. electricity

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
The backbone of President Biden's plan to use infrastructure spending to advance climate policy is a clean electricity standard for the power sector that has the potential to be the most aggressive ever enacted by the federal government.

POLITICS: It's green and new. But Biden's deal aims for the center

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 7:20am
President Biden campaigned as a modern FDR. But in one of the most important moments of his presidency — unveiling his infrastructure and climate package yesterday — he swerved right of Roosevelt's New Deal toward the political middle.

WILDLIFE: Feds seek end to dredging limits that protect sea turtles

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
The federal government is close to undoing a policy that for 30 years has protected rare sea turtles from being mangled and killed by machines used to suck sediments from shipping channels in four Southern states.

SOUTH AFRICA: Environment ministry slashes 2030 emissions goal

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
South Africa, the world's 12th-biggest producer of greenhouse gases, has committed to improving its target for reducing its projected emissions of the pollutants by 28% by 2030.

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro fires top diplomat who denied climate change

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
Amid a slide in his popularity, President Jair Bolsonaro has shaken up the Cabinet, including replacing Brazil's foreign minister who was widely criticized for an anti-globalism stance and accused by some of aggravating the pandemic by alienating vaccine suppliers.

FINANCE: BlackRock taps Obama official to lead sustainability team

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
BlackRock Inc., the world's largest asset manager, has hired another Obama climate adviser to lead its sustainability efforts.

INVESTING: Southeast Asia considers benchmarks for $3T green financing

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is seeking to establish a framework for green investments in the region that could be worth as much as $3 trillion.

FINANCE: In a first, top U.S. economic group to discuss climate risks

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen today will hold her first meeting with a council of top financial regulators to discuss emerging risks that could threaten the stability of the U.S. financial system.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: New raw material for clean hydrogen fuel: Sewage sludge

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
A technology horse race has begun between two methods of making clean hydrogen for fueling cars and trucks and for industrial uses, such as making steel.

ECONOMICS: What's Wall Street's role in climate? This team has an idea

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials has taken on a Herculean task. The group is trying to develop a standard method to track "financed emissions" to help big banks get to net zero. But there's been pushback.

POLITICS: 'The world is watching.' Biden's climate push starts now

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:02am
President Biden will unveil his infrastructure plan today in a Pittsburgh union building. But the real backdrop will be decades of presidential failures — both in remaking U.S. infrastructure and in curbing emissions.

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