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Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate’ would wean U.S. off fossil fuels

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democrat running as the “climate change candidate” in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy in Florida’s Everglades on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world’s Read More

Four states updated their renewable portfolio standards in the first half of 2019

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June 24, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on states’ renewable portfolio standards As of the end of 2018, 29 states and the District of Columbia had renewable portfolio standards (RPS), or polices that require electricity suppliers to source a certain portion of their electricity from designated renewable resources or eligible technologies. Four states—New Read More

New York lawmakers pass aggressive law to fight climate change

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers passed early Thursday one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before signing the Red Flag bill, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill, in Read More

New York nears passage of aggressive law to fight climate change

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers could pass as early as Wednesday one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks before signing the Red Flag bill, also known as the Extreme Risk Protection Read More

Emissions need to be halved to avoid 3C warming: scientists

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LONDON (Reuters) – Emissions need to be halved by 2030 to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius but temperatures are on track to reach double that by the end of the century even if countries’ current plans are fully implemented, research by scientists shows. FILE PHOTO: Smoke billows from a chimney at a combined-cycle gas Read More

Madrid to suspend car restrictions in city center, EU issues warning

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FILE PHOTO: A police traffic officer speaks to motorists entering the center on the first day of a city ordinance to ban certain vehicles without the proper sticker according to their emissions in Madrid, Spain, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Hanna MADRID (Reuters) – Madrid’s new municipal government plans to suspend some anti-car emissions policies in Read More

French carbon emissions fell 4.2% year-on-year in 2018

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PARIS (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions in France fell by 4.2% in 2018 compared with the previous year due to a drop in emissions from the transport sector, a mild winter, and abundant supply of French nuclear energy which curbed the use of thermal power. Emissions were estimated at 445 million tonnes of CO2, the Read More

Cheddar to the rescue? UK company uses cheese to power 4,000 homes

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A UK dairy in Yorkshire has signed an agreement with a local biogas plant to supply it with a by-product of cheese-making that would be turned into thermal power to heat homes in the area. The Wensleydale Creamery, which produces the Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, makes 4,000 tons of cheese every year at its dairy in Read More