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28 07 2022 | 20:17

Biden mulls using emergency powers to boost clean energy project

White House officials are weighing possible executive action by President Joe Biden on climate change, including an emergency declaration that would allow him to steer federal funding to clean-energy…

28 07 2022 | 20:16

Biden announces US-Africa summit for mid-December

President Joe Biden has announced that the United States will bring together leaders from across the African continent for a major summit in Washington, DC this December to discuss pressing…

28 07 2022 | 20:14

Second-largest U.S. teachers union calls for fossil fuel divestment

The nation’s second largest teachers union wants to throw the weight of its pension funds behind a transition to clean power. At the American Federation of Teachers’ 87th biennial national…

05 07 2022 | 07:51

Supreme Court limits Biden's power to cut emissions

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has lost some of its power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court represents a major setback to President Joe…

20 06 2022 | 12:35

Greenhouse gases must be legally phased out, US scientists argue

Greenhouse gas emissions should be subject to legal controls in the US and phased out under the Toxic Substances Control Act, according to a group of scientists and former public officials, in a…

20 06 2022 | 12:29

Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack

Fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them “have humanity by the throat”, the UN secretary general has said, in a “blistering” attack on the industry and its backers, who are pulling in…

08 06 2022 | 06:35

Activists hail Biden’s use of security powers to boost clean energy

Environmental groups have welcomed Joe Biden’s invoking of national security powers to rapidly expand the production of clean energy technology as a significant advance in the effort to curb…

01 06 2022 | 17:14

US seeks African partnerships on climate change, health

The US is seeking to create more “mutually beneficial” partnerships with African countries in addressing climate change, health and economic growth, US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth,…

21 05 2022 | 07:59

Gas giants paying zero income tax on Australian operations, new data shows

As the gas and oil industry gathers in Brisbane for the annual APPEA summit, new data has revealed that a handful of the biggest miners of Australian gas have paid no income tax for the better part…

21 05 2022 | 07:05

'Unrelentingly challenging' market headwinds stalls US clean energy build: ACP

The US installed 28.5GW of utility battery storage, solar, and wind capacity last year – flat compared to deployment in 2020 – as multiple market “headwinds” continued to imped the industry’s ability…

13 05 2022 | 12:11

Vacuuming carbon from the air could help stop climate change. Not everyone agrees

Some of the biggest companies in the world, including Facebook and Google, are planning to spend almost $1 billion on a new climate change strategy. It's not renewable energy or planting trees. It's…

10 05 2022 | 08:34

Public lands to reopen for oil and gas drilling in a first under Biden

As federal officials weigh efforts to fight the climate crisis against pressure to bring down high gasoline prices, the interior department is moving forward with the first onshore sales of public…

22 04 2022 | 14:22

John Kerry doesn't yet ‘see the evidence’ of stronger climate pledges

At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland last fall, negotiators from nearly 200 countries agreed to revisit — and potentially strengthen — their climate pledges this year. But more…

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