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New gas pipelines would make U.S. miss climate target

Although many of the 19 proposed Northeast pipelines will not be built, the added natural gas production and consumption would increase greenhouse gas emissions, exactly what the US is attempting to limit. A service truck drives past an oil well in North Dakota, November 2014. The United States will miss its emission-reduction targets under the […]

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Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris

LE BOURGET, France — With the sudden bang of a gavel Saturday night, representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change. The deal, which was met with an […]

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California and Germany, Opposites With a Common Energy Goal

Solar farms in California. California’s “million solar roof” program mirrored Germany’s “hundred-thousand solar roof” initiative that began a few years ago. Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times PARIS — One is a European country known as “the powerhouse of Europe” that struggles against soggy winters and seemingly endless gray skies. The other is a digitally […]

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Two-Thirds of Americans Want U.S. to Join Climate Change Pact

Drought has brought the water level at Lake Oroville in California close to a record low. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times A solid majority of Americans say the United States should join an international treaty to limit the impact of global warming, but on this and other climate-related questions, opinion divides sharply along partisan […]

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Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions decreased in nearly every state from 2005 to 2013

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions at the State Level, 2000-13 The United States has a diverse energy landscape that is reflected in differences in state-level emissions profiles. Since 2005, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell in 48 states (including the District of Columbia) and rose in 3 states, on a per […]

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EDF building new Texas wind farm for Procter & Gamble

A wind farm in West Texas, outside of Roby. (Photo courtesy Rational Middle Media) San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy said Monday it will build a 123-megawatt wind farm north of Dallas to power Procter & Gamble’s plants that make its laundry, dish-washing and other cleaning products. Procter & Gamble made the announcement of the Tyler […]

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Toyota aims to nearly eliminate gasoline cars by 2050

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions. The automaker promised to involve governments, affiliated companies and other “stakeholders” in its push to reduce average emissions from Toyota cars by 90 percent by about 2050, […]

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Market Monitor – Clean Power Plan

What is the Clean Power Plan? Since June 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, has been proposing a plan, the Clean Power Plan, to reduce carbon pollution from existing and future power plants. The main purpose is to cut greenhouse gas pollution and protect the environment while at the […]

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Monthly power sector carbon dioxide emissions reach 27-year low in April

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Energy Review Note: Data exclude emissions from biomass energy consumption. The electric power sector emitted 128 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MMmt CO2) in April 2015, the lowest for any month since April 1988, according to the most recent estimates in EIA’s Monthly Energy Review. In any year, April is typically the […]

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