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To Fight Climate Change, Replace Fossil Fuels at Home and Work

Our future depends on our acting now to confront the climate crisis by enacting policies to convert our economy from fossil fuels to clean energy. By making this switch, we will also create millions of new jobs, save American households…

The Week in Business: Biden’s Big Budget

Good morning and happy Memorial Day weekend. Here are the biggest stories in business and tech to know for the (short) week ahead. — Charlotte Cowles Credit…Giacomo Bagnara What’s Up? (May 23-29) A Blow to Big Oil Exxon Mobil suffered…

Biden Tells Officials to Prepare for Climate Change’s Impact on Economy

Randal K. Quarles, the Fed’s vice chair for bank supervision and regulation, was asked about the critique while testifying before House lawmakers on Wednesday. Mr. Quarles defended the Fed’s attention to climate change as part of regulation, calling it a…

Get Ready for Financial Shocks from Climate Change, Biden Tells Officials

Randal K. Quarles, the Fed’s vice chair for bank supervision and regulation, was asked about the critique while testifying before House lawmakers on Wednesday. Mr. Quarles defended the Fed’s attention to climate change as part of regulation, calling it a…

Electric Pickups Could Make or Break Biden’s Infrastructure Plans

“The F-150 is generally driven by guys who have a certain image of driving around in a truck — and that image includes noise, gasoline, a muscle engine. We don’t know anything about consumer uptake of eclectic trucks. We don’t…

Can the U.S. Win Back Its Climate Credibility?

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Biden’s Bet on a Climate Transition Carries Big Risks

Richard Rhodes, the energy historian whose recent book, “Energy: A Human History,” recounts the technologies and innovation that transformed energy over centuries, said an Italian physicist, Cesare Marchetti, discovered a hard truth in the 1970s after studying thousands of energy…

On Climate, Biden Takes On ‘Our Generation’s Moonshot’

It is vital that the infrastructure bill include a massive investment in low-carbon and clean-energy technologies and infrastructure; supporting the deployment of electric vehicles and electric-vehicle infrastructure; supporting a cleaner grid, more transmission; supporting supply chains to make sure that…

The White House Says the U.S. Lags Behind China on Clean Technology

A report published by the Biden administration on Friday made the case that a failure to adopt clean energy technologies and reduce carbon emissions will contribute to rising economic costs, and warns that the United States has fallen behind in…

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving Its Climate Emissions

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday moved to put four years of official climate denial behind the United States, declaring that America would cut its global warming emissions at least in half by the end of the decade. Addressing 40…