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Net zero strategy shows UK will miss 2030 emissions cuts target

The UK government has said it is still on track to meet its international climate commitments under the Paris agreement, as analysis of its energy plans suggested more drastic policies would be needed to make the required carbon cuts. Ministers…

Manchin Accuses White House Of Subverting The Inflation Reduction Act

Sen. Joe Manchin​ accused the Biden administration of not implementing the Inflation Reduction Act as intended, arguing it is “ignoring” the law’s provisions to expand fossil fuels for purely partisan purposes and undermining its ability to reduce the national debt. “​{​​I]​nstead…

Biden’s Anti-U.S. Mining Climate Agenda Is Making China Stronger

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland acknowledged Tuesday that the Biden administration’s climate agenda, which is reliant on global critical mineral supply chains, is strengthening China. During a House Appropriations Committee hearing on her agency’s proposed 2024 budget, Haaland was repeatedly grilled…

Rishi Sunak grilled by senior MPs at Commons liaison committee – UK politics live

Filters BETA Sarah Champion (Lab), moves onto international development spending. She asks why no budget is ring fenced by the Treasury to support refugees in the UK, adding: “Why is it that you think it’s fine to raid the overseas…

Dutton stays silent in question time – as it happened

We’re going to wrap up the live blog now. Here’s what made the news today: Amy Remeikis will be back with you early tomorrow morning. Until then, have a great evening. ‘Extraordinary stuff’: Labor MP claims Deeming contradicted Pessuto in…

Labor agrees to absolute cap on emissions to secure Greens backing for safeguard mechanism climate bill

The Albanese government’s signature climate bill targeting big polluters is a step closer to passing after a deal with the Greens including an absolute cap on emissions. The Greens leader, Adam Bandt, announced the deal on the safeguard mechanism bill…

Little progress made on energy efficiency in UK homes, report finds

Ministers have made negligible progress in improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s homes even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has underscored the need to cut the reliance on gas for home heating, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)….

UK planning to launch watered down net zero strategy in oil capital Aberdeen

The government is planning to launch its revamped net zero strategy from the UK’s oil and gas capital, Aberdeen, in a clear signal of its intention to boost the fossil fuel industry while cutting key green measures, the Guardian has…

Rep. Mark Higley: Why I proposed repealing the Global Warming Solutions Act – VTDigger

Commentaries are opinion pieces contributed by readers and newsmakers. VTDigger strives to publish a variety of views from a broad range of Vermonters. Commentaries give voice to community members and do not represent VTDigger’s views. To submit a commentary, follow…

Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, one of which dropped this week, are formidably researched and profoundly important, but they mostly reinforce what we already know: human-produced greenhouse gases are rapidly and disastrously changing the planet, and unless…

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