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Investors see splits among energy company climate efforts

Investors are judging how well energy companies have reoriented their businesses to cut emissions as they weigh activists' calls for divestment, climate finance specialists said.

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N.Y. announces 'game-changer' for renewables

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced the largest-ever award of offshore wind contracts by a U.S. state yesterday as part of a broader plan to scale up renewable power over the next decade.
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Biden swells the ranks of his White House climate team

President-elect Joe Biden added more than a half-dozen climate staffers to his White House team Thursday, drawing from the ranks of green groups, environmental justice advocates and former Democratic administration officials to grow an inner circle that will help him try to slash the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.

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Breaking down the case for massively scaling up carbon removal tech

New peer-reviewed research lays out a case for quickly launching huge global investments to scale up a nascent and currently quite an expensive weapon against climate change: machines that pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Five economic effects from the Democratic sweep in Washington

For the first time in a decade, a Democrat president has both congressional houses on his side—albeit with slim majorities. So what will Biden's economic agenda entail at home and abroad?

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What clean energy might look like in 2021

Despite the intense challenges of 2020, local leaders stepped up to demonstrate their commitment to fighting climate change last year - a movement that is set to flourish in 2021.

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Iran’s capital suffocating amid blame game over pollution

For nearly a month, residents of the Iranian capital have been exposed to record-high air pollution amid the government’s confusing explanations and failure to work out a solution.
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Toyota to pay $180 million fine for failing to report and fix pollution control defects

The Japanese automaker's actions from 2005 to 2015 brought financial benefits and excessive vehicle pollution, according to the U.S. government.

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Paula Garcia: Is Massachusetts governor Baker serious about climate and environmental justice?

A crucial bill to address climate change and advance environmental justice in the Commonwealth is waiting to be signed by Governor Baker before midnight on January 14. Will he sign, or veto?

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Even with a 50-50 split, a Biden Administration Senate could make big strides on climate

The Georgia victories have given Democrats control of the Senate. But some ardent advocates of climate action are still pessimistic about how much progress can be made with a 50-50 split, in a chamber that has been inert on climate policy for more than a decade.

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US greenhouse gas emissions have plunged during COVID-19 pandemic

As a year, 2020 conjures up many negative associations. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, record-breaking natural disasters and civil unrest are just some of the events that come to mind.

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Renewable energy transition key to addressing climate change challenge

Clean and renewable energy was the focus of discussion of this weeks COP26 Virtual Roundtable on Clean Power Transition.
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Biden will fight climate change like no US president has before

Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no US president has done before—by mobilizing his entire administration to take on the challenge from every angle in a strategic, integrated way.

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