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Oras Tynkkynen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Oras Tynkkynen

Co-authored by Dr. Bill Hare, CEO and Senior Scientist at Climate Analytics, Dr. Marcia Rocha, Head of Climate Policy Team at Climate Analytics, Fabio...

Reducing Methane Emissions: An Important Part of a Clean Energy Future

Amy Francetic | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Amy Francetic

Recently the EPA released its final rules on methane emissions. The rules aim to crack down on leaked emissions from new sources of oil and gas production, processing and transmission equipment. It is the first time the EPA has directly addressed methane pollution.

Food for Thought

Michael Brune | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Humans are putting too many greenhouse gases into our planet's atmosphere, and degrading the soils and forests that can help moderate the effects of all that climate pollution. An obvious solution is to drastically reduce emissions. But what else?

Big Oil Could Have Cut CO2 Emissions In 1970s -- But Did Nothing

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green

In 1963, Esso (now Exxon Mobil) patented a design for a "novel and highly efficient electrode" for use in fuel cells -- a possible means of decreasing...

Tied for Last Place: UN Shipping and Aviation Agencies Dragging Down Global Ambition on Climate Change

Bill Hemmings | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Bill Hemmings

Escaping mention in the Paris Agreement does not give these industries license to unravel its goals and yet, if left unmitigated, the fast growing emissions from these sectors will triple by 2050.

Why You Will Soon Pay More For Fuel (A Lot More)

Terry Tamminen | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Traveling through the Middle East this week, I heard unprecedented pessimism from colleagues in government and the private sector about the health of economies that are mostly dependent on the flaccid price of oil.

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

China's Dual Economic and Environmental Crises Present an Opportunity for Green Growth

Margot Song | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
Margot Song

Concerns over China's economic and environmental crises should not be dismissed quickly. But they also present an opportunity. China's modern history could very well be that of an environmental revolution.

4 Ways The State Of The Union Got Stronger Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and this speech won’t be like the ones he has given previou...

State lawmakers bypass Congress to support 50 percent clean energy by 2030 at Paris Climate Conference

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Alex Cornell du Houx

As a deal on climate change in Paris approaches, it is important to remember that this is only the first major step - we now need to successfully impl...

Single Market Global Carbon Pricing: The Best Idea Not Gaining Sufficient Traction in Paris Agreement

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

PARIS - If you ask a carbon trader when there will be a single, efficient, international price on carbon dioxide emissions, s/he may reply, "How patie...

The King Of Sweden Wants To Ban You From Taking Baths

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.23.2015 | Weird News

Relaxing in a warm bubble bath is a great way to unwind -- but the treat could soon become a thing of the past if the king of Sweden gets his way. The...

Apple's New Solar Projects To Slash Over 20 Million Tons Of Emissions

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple announced Wednesday it will build 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and work with local suppl...

Oslo To Ban Private Cars From City Center By 2019

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Norway’s capital will ban cars from the city center within four years, part of a plan Oslo politicians announced Monday that calls for drastically r...

VW Built Several Devices That Evaded Emissions Tests

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

* VW changed cheat software for new engine types - sources * VW used different defeat devices in Europe, United States * VW declines to comment, citin...

Volkswagen's Lies Show Need for Real Emissions Tests

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws.

An Inconvenient Truth About Clean Diesel

Marcelo Mena | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Marcelo Mena

We have been promoting technologies which may be incompatible with clean air. It's not the first time we've made this mistake. Biofuels were promoted widely a decade ago. Now we see that corn ethanol is far from being carbon neutral if coal fuels its manufacturing processes.

Regulators Open 2nd Investigation Into VW Emissions Software

The New York Times | Jenny Che | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal and California regulators have begun an investigation into a second computer program in Volkswagen’s diesel cars that also af...

Volkswagen's U.S. Chief Meets Skeptical House Subcommittee

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America faced a skeptical House panel on Thursday, despite his promises that the company is d...

Volkswagen Admits Its Cars Run on Soylent Green

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.08.2015 | Comedy
Rob Kirkpatrick

Some observers feel the Soylent Green admission should come as no surprise. "Auto makers have been skirting the regulations for years," says Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. "Besides, Volkswagen literally means 'People's Car.' So..." he said with a shrug.

Senators Probe Whether VW Misled IRS On More Than $50 Million In Tax Credits

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) want to know if Volkswagen lied to the fede...

'Green News Report': October 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biblical rain and record flooding in South Carolina -- is this the new n...

'Green News Report' - October 1, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush calls for more oil and more gas in America's future!; Premier of...

Volkswagen Cars Aren't The Only Ones Releasing More Pollutants Than They Should

The Guardian | Jenny Che | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. New diesel cars from Renault, Ni...

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China to launch world's largest cap and trade system; Pope Francis calls...