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What’s Really Behind Corporate Promises on Climate Change?

There has been some progress by companies that have rigorous targets. In a report last month, Science Based Targets, which was started by the environmental groups and hundreds of businesses brought together by the United Nations, said the 338 large…

True Crime With a Climate Connection

By Hiroko Tabuchi Automakers are starting to get more serious about the transition to electric vehicles, and that means they’re going to need rechargeable batteries. Lots of them. To make those batteries, you need specific precious metals. And they’re getting…

The Daily: Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Coral Davenport contributed reporting. The Daily is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan,…

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…

G.M. Will Sell Only Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

G.M.’s move appears to follow a pattern by Ms. Barra of responding quickly to changes in the White House. It was Ms. Barra who, in the early days of the Trump administration, met with the new president in the Oval…

Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

All of that would require aggressive domestic climate policies, but just undoing the Trump policies would typically takes two years or more. For example, the Trump E.P.A. undid the Obama administration’s single largest policy aimed at curbing climate change, a…

Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, vowed to make climate change a top priority during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. But that raises a question: How much can a transportation secretary realistically…

Toyota to Pay a Record Fine for a Decade of Clean Air Act Violations

Toyota Motor is set to pay a $180 million fine for longstanding violations of the Clean Air Act, the U.S. attorney’s Office in Manhattan announced on Thursday, the largest civil penalty ever levied for a breach of federal emissions-reporting requirements….

A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

WASHINGTON — An ambitious plan by Eastern states for a regional cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks got off to a slow start Monday after just three states — Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — plus Washington, D.C.,…