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FINANCE: Climate change ups sovereign credit risk in most countries

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
Climate change is on course to lift borrowing costs across large swathes of the globe as rising sea levels, superstorms and droughts erode the economic stability of nations, according to Moody's Investors Service.

INVESTMENTS: Managers of monster endowments promote net-zero portfolios

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
The Net Zero Endowments initiative, a coalition of top university endowment managers and socially responsible investment experts, launched an effort yesterday to build support for climate-friendly portfolio commitments.

TRANSPORTATION: Volkswagen profits jump as China leads pandemic rebound

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
Volkswagen Group's after-tax profit rebounded strongly to €3.4 billion ($4.1 billion) in the first three months of the year as sales rebounded in China, the company's largest single market, and as customers went for the more profitable models in the company's lineup. Sales of electrified cars more than doubled.

OCEANS: Fisheries disasters jump with warming. But feds fail to act

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
The good news about U.S. fisheries is that they are being better managed and better protected. That's led to a decrease in the number of fisheries disasters caused by oil spills and overfishing.

EMISSIONS: Researchers envision 'super-sized' carbon capture network

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is known for its far-reaching array of experiments.

GEOPOLITICS: What you should know about border carbon adjustments

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
Promoters of carbon-tax border adjustments tout them as a way to level the playing field between economies at different stages in their efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Utilities battle over future of mass-emitting coal plant

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
For decades, electricity generated at a gargantuan coal plant on the Montana plains was shipped west to the growing metropolises of Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Now, the long-standing trade is on the brink of collapse.

POLITICS: 'The state's erupting': Colo. governor angers climate allies

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 6:35am
Gov. Jared Polis infuriated members of his own party and environmentalists by threatening to veto a climate bill. He said it would "destroy or assault our entire economy."

ADVOCACY: Thunberg: 'We will not accept' giving up on limiting warming

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg says those in power may "have given up" on the 2015 landmark Paris climate deal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut costs

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Ford Motor Co. has raised its stake in a manufacturer of solid-state batteries — a move that its chief product and operations officer, Hau Thai-Tang, says will strengthen the company's effort to increase the range and reduce the costs of its next generation of electric vehicles.

RENEWABLE ENERGY: New SunPower CEO wants buying solar as easy as Amazon purchases

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
The new CEO of SunPower Corp. — a veteran of Amazon.com Inc. — wants to make the rooftop solar-buying process easier for homeowners.

GERMANY: Nation aims for net-zero emissions by 2045, 5 years earlier

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Officials in Germany proposed yesterday accelerating the plans to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching net zero by 2045.

EMISSIONS: Coal-burning China is breaking global records

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Countries around the world have been committing to ambitious measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions. New research shows they have further to go than they thought.

FINANCE: BlackRock claims climate wins; greens say 'jury's still out'

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Wealth giant BlackRock Inc. said in February that it would leverage its massive shareholder power to strong-arm corporate leaders to account for climate change.

SCIENCE: Wild card in high-stakes climate poker: Antarctic ice loss

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
The world's biggest ice sheet is also one of the biggest wild cards when it comes to future climate change.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Battle rages over Pa. plan to join RGGI

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
A fight over whether Pennsylvania should join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is heating up, with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf doubling down this week on his intentions to get on board despite fierce opposition from the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania General Assembly.

WHITE HOUSE: Climate change drives migrants to U.S. border, Harris says

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Vice President Kamala Harris is describing climate change as a driver of migration from Central America, and she's pushing for adaptation efforts as a way to address it.

LAW: Meet 5 Republican AGs fighting Biden on climate

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 6:35am
Republican attorneys general have a powerful tool for fighting President Biden's early actions on climate change: multistate lawsuits.

ECONOMY: E.U. plans quicker investments in big projects like hydrogen

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
Europe is seeking a faster rollout of innovative projects across several countries that will help the region's fight against climate change and accelerate the digital transformation.

EMISSIONS: Carbon hits record €50 on tighter pollution rules in Europe

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 6:46am
The cost of pollution in Europe has surged more than 50% this year, signaling that the region's tougher climate policies are starting to make a difference.

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