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TRANSPORTATION: Daimler Truck, Volvo to make fuel cells in Europe by 2025

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
Germany's Daimler Truck AG and Sweden's Volvo Group say they plan to jointly manufacture hydrogen fuel cells for trucks in Europe starting in 2025 and called on European Union policymakers to boost incentives for climate-neutral technologies.

CHINA: Xi vows focus on emission cuts, ending energy-inefficient projects

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
China will make cutting emissions a focus of its ecological strategy in the next five years, President Xi Jinping said, vowing to call off projects which consume a lot of energy and can't meet environmental standards.

CONGRESS: House bill would embed climate in U.S. diplomacy

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
Climate envoy John Kerry has been the face of U.S. environmental diplomacy since President Biden took office. Under newly introduced legislation, he would be just one among many officials trying to sell the world on American-style climate action.

GERMANY: Government pledges to adjust climate law after court verdict

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
The German government on Friday announced that it will swiftly adjust its law aiming to curb climate change, after the country's top court ruled that existing legislation places an unfair burden on younger generations.

FINANCE: Bank CEOs signal they'll keep lending to oil companies

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
Wall Street executives signaled last week that they don't intend to fight climate change by reducing the money they lend to high-carbon businesses, including oil and gas.

BUSINESS: Warren Buffett sinks climate measure, says world will adapt

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:47am
Warren Buffett helped to defeat a shareholder resolution Saturday that urged his sprawling conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to inform investors of the risks it faces from climate change. The billionaire also offered a full-throated defense of the oil and gas industry.

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Leaked docs: Gas industry secretly fights electrification

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:46am
A large utility in the Northeast urged a coalition of 15 gas companies to oppose a growing movement to electrify home heating and cooling systems. Natural gas faces the "fight of its life," one document said.

EXTREME WEATHER: Experts crunched the numbers. These people won't evacuate

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 6:46am
Emergency officials have long pondered how to convince the public to follow evacuation orders.

AUSTRIA: Energy minister warns firm its time in oil is running out

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:45am
Austria's top energy official told OMV AG it must start figuring out how to do business without fossil fuels now or risk losing its business in three decades.

AUSTRALIA: Risks to Great Barrier Reef could thwart tycoon's coal plans

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:45am
Environmental risks posed to habitats including Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef mean a mining tycoon's planned new coal project shouldn't go ahead, according to regulators.

EXTREME WEATHER: Despite snow, rain, Pacific Northwest faces drought

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:45am
Despite a healthy amount of snowfall in the North Cascades over the winter and some recent rain, the Pacific Northwest slid last week into the "abnormally dry" drought category.

FINANCE: Central bank to challenge lenders on view of climate risks

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:45am
The European Central Bank is preparing to challenge lenders in the region on their view of how much risk they face from climate change and may impose individual requirements for those found to be most exposed.

INTERNATIONAL: High court orders Germany to take stronger climate action

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:45am
Germany's highest court yesterday said the nation must expand a 2019 climate law to protect young people and future generations from the harms of global warming.

SCIENCE: The Arctic is greening, but it won't hold carbon

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:45am
Researchers had hoped that new Arctic plants growing in response to a warming climate might help capture atmospheric carbon dioxide, offsetting some effects of climate change.

BUSINESS: Warren Buffett faces a showdown on climate risk

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:44am
Climate change, and growing shareholder concern about the problem, is posing a major challenge to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and the old school-style investing he's famous for.

SUPREME COURT: 19 states make 'long-shot bid' to curb EPA climate authority

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:44am
The Supreme Court is unlikely to grant a petition from red states asking the justices to review EPA's authority to regulate carbon emissions, environmental lawyers say.

WHITE HOUSE: Biden's conundrum: Expand EVs without harming the Earth

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 6:44am
President Biden's plan to rapidly shift to electric vehicles and renewable energy could find itself in conflict with another, less prominent commitment: improving the sustainability of the mineral and metals sector.

ASIA: Climate stocks primed for rebound, money managers say

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
The global climate summit could prove to be a catalyst for a rebound in Asia's environment-related stocks, which have been underperforming the broader market this year.

AGRICULTURE: U.S. farmers finally see better outlook after 2 years

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
In 43 years of farming, Morey Hill had seen crop-destroying weather, rock-bottom prices, trade fights and surges in government aid, but not until last year had he endured it all in one season.

DENMARK: Government eyes green tech spending to cut farm emissions

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:44am
Denmark aims to boost spending on green farming technologies to slash carbon emissions in one of its most polluting industries as part of the measures to reach the Nordic country's ambitious climate targets.

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