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Texas Advances Legislation Protecting Oil And Gas From Climate Schemes

Two bills that were advanced by the Texas Legislature this week attempt to protect the state’s oil and gas industry from efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The House on Tuesday gave its final approval to Senate Bill 13, which…

What ‘energy transition’? Global fossil fuel use is accelerating and set to get even worse – CNBC

Electricity pylons are seen in front of the cooling towers of the coal-fired power station of German energy giant RWE in Weisweiler, western Germany, on January 26, 2021. INA FASSBENDER | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The world’s dependency…

UN climate report a ‘red alert’ for the planet: Guterres – UN News

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Initial NDC Synthesis Report measures the progress of national climate action plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions or NDCs, ahead of the 26th session of Conference of its Parties (COP26) this November…

Drop in pandemic carbon dioxide emissions previews world of electric vehicles

When the San Francisco Bay Area mandated shelter-in-place March 16, it created a natural experiment for UC Berkeley’s Ron Cohen, who had established an inexpensive pollution sensor network in local neighborhoods. The sensors showed carbon dioxide emissions plummeting 25 percent in the subsequent six weeks, mostly because of a 48 percent drop in traffic. Networks like this — soon to be emplaced in Glasgow — can track greenhouse gases and progress toward lowering them, including the impact of electric vehicles.

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures – Council on Foreign Relations

Introduction Over the last several decades, governments have collectively pledged to slow global warming. But despite intensified diplomacy, the world could soon face devastating consequences of climate change. More From Our Experts Through the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement,…

New Guide Shows Climate Actions Already Benefiting States & Regions, Provides Blueprint For Governments To Replicate

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Under2 Coalition of states and regions today released a handbook detailing five transformative actions, regional governments can take to limit the effects of climate change while bringing other beneficial impacts to society