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Two Important Moves on Emissions

By Lisa Friedman Over the past week, Congress and the Biden administration took their first concrete steps to reduce emissions of two dangerous greenhouse gases: Methane, which is emitted during natural gas extraction and by leaks from oil and gas…

EPA Rule to Phase Out Gases Used in Refrigerators, Coolants – NBC10 Boston

In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The proposed rule follows…

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The…

Column: Targeting methane as big step to slow down global warming – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Methane may never rival carbon dioxide as the main culprit of climate change in the public mind, but it’s getting a lot more attention these days. There’s no either/or here. The effort to stave off dire consequences from global warming…

Biden’s Plan To Halve Emissions Will Decimate America’s Energy Industry

President Joe Biden’s new pledge for the U.S. to cut its economy-wide emissions 50% to 52% by 2030 — unveiled at his climate summit this morning — means largely eliminating coal from electricity, reducing natural gas use significantly, and definitely…

Opinion: We want to cut global warming in half starting on Earth Day – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Peters represents California’s 52nd Congressional District and serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He lives in La Jolla. Ramanathan is a professor of climate stability at UC San Diego and editor and co-author of the book “Bending the…

There’s an invisible climate threat seeping from grocery store freezers. Biden wants to change that. – The Washington Post

In nearly every supermarket in America, a network of pipes transports compressed refrigerants that keep perishable goods cold. Most of these chemicals are hydrofluorocarbons — greenhouse gases thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide — which often escape through…

This Climate Deal Is Good for Earth and the Economy

Tucked into the huge omnibus spending package that President Trump signed before leaving office was something out of sync with his administration’s regressive climate agenda: Legislation that authorized a phase-down in the production and use of heat-trapping chemical coolants known…

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Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accords

Joe Biden is set for a flurry of action to combat the climate crisis on his first day as US president by immediately rejoining the Paris climate agreement and blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, although experts have warned lengthier, and…