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Biden Must Confront Three Sources of Global Warming

  New York Times reporter Coral Davenport talking of President Biden’s climate policy challenges on The Daily says: There are three main sources of planet warming greenhouse gases in the U.S. economy…you have to drastically cut each one of these…pollution from … Continue reading

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Maine Decree Could Benefit Small Woodlot Owners

Maine Governor Janet Mills established a task force: …to develop a voluntary, incentive-based program for woodland owners of 10 to 10,000 acres and forestry practitioners to increase carbon storage in Maine’s forests. The Maine Forest Carbon Program task force decree and who … Continue reading

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GM to End Petroleum Vehicle Production by 2035

The New York Times reports: General Motors said Thursday that it would phase out petroleum-powered cars and trucks and sell only vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions by 2035, a seismic shift by one of the world’s largest automakers that … Continue reading

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Nice Solar, Wind, EV, Battery Surprises in Covid Relief Bill

There were several climate friendly provisions in the Covid-19 relief bill that Congress passed in December, 2020, including extending tax credits for solar and wind power projects and plenty of research and development (R&D) funding. EnergySage reports:  The 2020 spending … Continue reading

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Biden: Replace US Government Fleet with EVs

News outlets like Reuters are reporting that: President Joe Biden on Monday vowed to replace the U.S. government’s fleet of roughly 650,000 vehicles with electric models as the new administration shifts its focus toward clean-energy. CleanTechnica reports on some of … Continue reading

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EV Global Sales Rose 43% in 2020; Tipping Point Near

The Guardian reports: Electric vehicles are close to the “tipping point” of rapid mass adoption thanks to the plummeting cost of batteries, experts say. Global sales rose 43% in 2020, but even faster growth is anticipated when continuing falls in … Continue reading

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Biden Immediately Makes Climate Friendly Decrees

In a sentence the Washington Post provides an  excellent summary of how President Joe Biden will immediately take aggressive action to face the world’s climate crisis. It reads: Biden’s push includes blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, restarting climate diplomacy and … Continue reading

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French Oil Company Ends Ties with American Trade Group

Last week marked another sign that big oil’s stand on climate change is faltering. This from the Washington Post: French oil giant Total said Friday that it is quitting the American Petroleum Institute, becoming the first major petroleum company to … Continue reading

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Biden Wants Clean Air, Trump EPA Moves to Prevent It

Politico reports: In a surprise move, the Environmental Protection Agency …will unveil a climate rule that will effectively prohibit the future regulation of greenhouse gases from any stationary industry other than power plants. The rule comes just eight days before … Continue reading

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WSJ: More Investment Money Than Ever Flows to Clean Energy

The Wall Street Journal reports: More Money is Flowing into Green Energy Than Ever Before. Here’s Why: Investors have been pouring more money than ever into renewable energies such as solar and wind. WSJ looks at how the pandemic, lower … Continue reading

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