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Indonesian court rules president negligent over pollution

September 16, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens’ rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor air quality in the capital. A three-judge panel at the Central Jakarta […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy

September 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean energy in his plan would […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden to survey wildfire damage, make case for spending plan

September 13, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden will promote his administration’s use of a wartime law to aid in wildfire preparedness during a Western swing in which he’ll survey wildfire damage Monday in California and meet with fire officials in Idaho. The administration activated […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

It’s time to rethink personal carbon allowances, research suggests

August 19, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

In 2008, the United Kingdom’s government evaluated the idea of a personal carbon allowance (PCA) to help reduce emissions. In short, the effort would put caps on the amount of carbon each person could use as they heat their homes, […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden administration sounds alarm on rising energy prices

August 11, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s administration is raising alarms at home and abroad about rising energy prices slowing the nation’s recovery from the pandemic-induced recession. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Wednesday called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

EXCLUSIVE: Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal

July 27, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

In a major step against climate change, President Joe Biden is proposing a return to aggressive Obama-era vehicle mileage standards over five years. He’s then aiming for even tougher anti-pollution rules after that to forcefully reduce greenhouse gas emissions and […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden wanted a climate alliance with Europe. He’s getting a fight.

July 13, 2021

Via: POLITICO

A brewing carbon trade war with Europe threatens to scuttle President Joe Biden’s hopes for cross-Atlantic harmony in the fight against climate change. The European Union’s leadership is set to unveil a proposal on Wednesday to tax imports from countries […]


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Keystone XL pipeline canceled after Biden scraps US permit

June 10, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was officially terminated on Wednesday, handing a big victory to environmentalists who fought the project for more than a decade as they intensified their battles against other fossil fuel development. The decision by […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Center for Transportation and the Environment provides cost analysis for “Clean Transit for America Plan”

May 10, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

In a report released Wednesday, the Center for Transportation and the Environment has found that replacing the entire U.S. transit fleet with zero emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2035 would cost between $56 and $89 billion. The report, requested by U.S. […]


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Biden’s plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

May 6, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve its goal of conserving about one-third of America’s lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and […]