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Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments

Germany, on the other side, along with Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal and Denmark have expressed concerns about a buildup of nuclear power plants and the radioactive waste they produce. “Different visions of low-carbon transition made it up to the political agenda,”…

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

For more than a decade, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been recommending that renewable energy projects be built on Superfund sites, former landfills and abandoned mines — property less desirable for housing or other uses. Of the roughly 130,000…

Scenes From a World on Fire

Mr. Manchin, an essential vote in an evenly divided United States Senate, has always been skeptical of any serious federal effort to combat global warming. Last month, he said no and no again to Mr. Biden’s $2.2 trillion social policy…

Biden Administration Approves Two California Solar Projects

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Tuesday that it had given the go-ahead to two major solar projects on federal land in the California desert, pushing forward with clean energy plans by using federal authority after Joe Manchin III, the…

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Mr. Manchin on Sunday argued that “the energy transition my colleagues seek is already well underway,” as the price of wind and solar energy drops, easing the utility and transportation sectors away from oil, gas and coal. But scientists say…

Manchin Rejects Landmark Legislation, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

WASHINGTON — The declaration from Senator Joe Manchin III that he cannot support his party’s $2.2 trillion Build Back Better bill has significantly dimmed the prospects for the climate action that scientists say the United States must take to avert…

Fight Over Gas Stoves and Furnaces in the Effort to Slow Climate Change

That spring, Arizona, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Louisiana passed laws that barred cities from banning natural gas. In Oklahoma, the gas industry drew support from groups like the AARP, the influential lobby for older Americans, as well as restaurants, hotels, homebuilders…

N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen

Con Ed, along with proponents like the Urban Green Council, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainable building, argued in Council hearings that the city’s grid could handle the increase, partly because its biggest strains come in summer, from air conditioning….

Edelman Criticized for Work With Oil Companies

After last month’s United Nations-sponsored environmental conference in Glasgow, the public relations giant Edelman praised the participants for reaching “a new level of international consensus that climate change is an existential threat to humanity.” In a statement posted on its…

Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

Still, the orders could be reversed by a future administration. And the plan does not cover purchasing by the Department of Defense, which accounts for a large portion of the government’s energy spending. Clean energy purchases could also cost the…

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