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24 09 2021 | 15:24

Developing nations welcome US climate finance pledge but warn more is needed

Rest of G20 should follow Joe Biden’s lead on funding commitments, says climate envoy. Developing countries and campaigners welcomed the offer of increased climate finance from the US president, Joe…

24 09 2021 | 14:32

How the Biden administration could create jobs for oil and gas workers

The president has pledged to put people to work plugging abandoned oil and gas wells. An oil or gas well can keep releasing pollution long after it’s retired from use. “When an oil and gas company…

17 09 2021 | 15:47

When the US requires a deputy sheriff Australia reports for duty – but not when it comes to climate action

Scott Morrison hoped to focus on the positives of the US alliance on the 70th anniversary of the Anzus treaty but Labor focused on climate ambition differences.

16 09 2021 | 15:10

Biden unveils plan for solar power to produce 45% of US electricity by 2050

Solar power could reach 40 per cent by 2035 by doubling the installation of solar energy annually, according to new study. The Biden administration has issued a plan to increase the country’s…

16 09 2021 | 13:00

Biden comforts Louisiana as police make door-to-door searches after flooding death toll rises in northeast

At least 49 people have been killed, the majority of whom became trapped in submerged apartments or cars. President Joe Biden returned to a familiar role as comforter-in-chief on Friday as he…

16 09 2021 | 12:52

Lawsuit challenges Biden plan to sell oil and gas leases in Gulf of Mexico

Planet cannot handle more stress from oil and gas production’  Announcement came as Gulf states battered by Hurricane Ida Outrage and at least one lawsuit has followed the Joe Biden administration’…

16 09 2021 | 12:47

Coal from planned Cumbria mine may go outside UK and EU, inquiry told

Opponents say document contradicts company’s claim it will principally supply industries closer to home. The coal extracted from the planned Cumbrian mine may go further overseas, rather than be…

09 09 2021 | 12:18

These 3 energy storage technologies can help solve the challenge of moving to 100% renewable electricity

In recent decades the cost of wind and solar power generation has dropped dramatically. This is one reason that the U.S. Department of Energy projects that renewable energy will be the fastest-…

06 09 2021 | 15:25

Tennessee flooding prompts Biden disaster declaration

President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Tennessee after record rainfall caused devastating floods that killed at least 22 President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster…

06 09 2021 | 15:01

Impasse in US-China climate talks just weeks before global Cop26 summit

US climate envoy John Kerry told Chinese officials that there was ‘no way’ for the world to solve the climate crisis without Beijing’s ‘full engagement and commitment’. The US and China have reached…

06 09 2021 | 14:37

‘Climate crisis is here’ says Biden in week of storms, floods and wildfires

The president warned that ‘we need to act now’ as trail of destruction blighted west, south and north-east. The widespread destruction caused by extreme weather coast to coast, with Hurricane Ida…

03 09 2021 | 15:12

‘Eco-anxious’ young people are filing climate lawsuits against their countries

A recent poll found 57 per cent of American teenagers said that climate change made them feel scared. The most comprehensive assessment yet from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (…

03 09 2021 | 14:56

China tells John Kerry climate cooperation is tied to overall US relations

China is pushing the US to resolve border issues to work on climate change China’s foreign minister Wang Yi warned the US that the deteriorating relations between the world’s two largest economies…

03 09 2021 | 14:42

‘Biden may as well personally light more wildfires’: Backlash after White House calls for more oil production

UN’s authoritative climate report, published on Monday, urges drastic emissions cuts which means dialing back rapidly on use of fossil fuels The Biden administration is being slammed by both…

03 09 2021 | 13:45

How the World's First CO2 Pipeline Explosion Turned a Mississippi Town Into 'a Zombie Movie'

In February of last year, a CO2 pipeline exploded, engulfing Satartia, Mississippi in a noxious green fog that left residents confused, convulsing, foaming at the mouth and even unconscious — an…

03 09 2021 | 02:56

One-third of 2020 U.S. coal production went to plants slated for closure

U.S. thermal coal producers watched their domestic customer base shrink in 2020 as utilities continued to announce coal-fired power plant closures and transition to less expensive renewable and…

02 09 2021 | 08:04

Coal output rose in first half of 2021 but employment continues decline

U.S. coal production bounced back in the first half of 2021 from early pandemic lows set in the first half of 2020, but average quarterly employment in the sector has not similarly recovered.

31 08 2021 | 09:12

California directive orders new buildings to have solar panels from 2023: ‘A future beyond fossil fuels’

‘The future we’re trying to build together is a future beyond fossil fuels’ Energy regulators in California have voted to require most new buildings to require solar panels from the beginning of…

26 08 2021 | 07:53

Caldor fire continues to rage after winds fan northern California blaze

Zero containment of wildfire, one of about a dozen big blazes in drought-stricken state that have destroyed hundreds of homes. A wildfire burning for a week in northern California continued to grow…

26 08 2021 | 07:35

Remember Obama’s drill, baby, drill days? Democrats aren’t innocent on climate

Obama campaigned in climate poetry and then governed in fossil fuel prose. Joe Biden may well follow in his footsteps.