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How is Joe Biden handling climate change? – Quartz

To turn the tide against climate change, on the day of his inauguration US president Joe Biden signed an executive order instituting a raft of policy changes and initiatives. One directed his team to reassess the social cost of carbon….

How Green Are Electric Vehicles?

The world’s lithium is either mined in Australia or from salt flats in the Andean regions of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, operations that use large amounts of groundwater to pump out the brines, drawing down the water available to Indigenous…

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally appeared on the author’s personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author’s. The only sure path to stop climate change is to zero out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible. That’s it. As…

What a Return to the Paris Climate Agreement Means – Spectrum News

The United States has announced that it is rejoining the Paris Agreement. Here’s what that means: What You Need To Know The Paris Agreement was signed by 197 countries The U.S. announced that it would exit the Paris Agreement in…

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‘Do-nothing document’: Australian electric vehicle strategy lets emissions keep rising

The Morrison government has ruled out subsidies to encourage people to buy electric or hybrid vehicles, and assumes they will be adopted at a pace that would lead to greenhouse gas emissions from transport increasing over the next decade. A…

Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

WASHINGTON — Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other major automakers said Tuesday they would no longer try to block California from setting its own strict fuel-economy standards, signaling that the auto industry is ready to work with President Biden on…

After a Bruising Year, the Oil Industry Confronts a Diminished Future

Through much of the last year, investors soured on Exxon, and Wall Street was rife with rumors that the company would slash its dividend to preserve cash. The share price had plummeted by roughly half from early last January —…

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How Biden is reversing Trump’s assault on the environment

Faced with an unfolding climate crisis that is fueling more powerful storms, enormous wildfires and scorching heatwaves in the US, Donald Trump unapologetically set about dismantling policies to cut planet-heating emissions, mocked or ignored climate science, and threw open vast…

G.M. and the Electric-Car Comeback

The plan by G.M.’s. chairman and chief executive, Mary Barra, will also mean big changes for auto design and manufacturing, and for the auto supply chain. Suppliers must now pivot away even more intently from making traditional transmissions and engines…

G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

And China’s decision late last year to require that most vehicles sold there be electric by 2035 is also critical because G.M. sells more cars in that country through its joint ventures than in the United States. And Britain, Ireland…