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US spends billions on roads rather than public transport in ‘climate time bomb’

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

New analysis finds money from Biden’s $1.2tn infrastructure bill has overwhelmingly been spent on widening highways for cars

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Cars

Why the U.S. Is Pumping More Oil Than Any Other Country in History

  2023-12-20 by in The Atlantic

The politics of solving climate change may, paradoxically, require producing more fossil fuels for a while.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | US Politics | Saudi Arabia

Kamala Harris addresses Cop28 amid mixed reaction to US climate pledges

  2023-12-02 in The Guardian

US vice-president, deputising for Joe Biden, tells summit that world faces a ‘pivotal moment’ in the climate crisis

  Tagged under: COP28 | Joe Biden

US and China’s joint climate plan leaves key questions unanswered

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

The breakthrough has been welcomed by experts – but it lacks specific emissions cuts or a commitment to phase out fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden

Approval of divisive Alaska oil project upheld in blow to US climate goals

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

Advocates warned of ‘tragic consequences’ should the project in a remote part of northern Alaska go ahead

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | Alaska

Mike Johnson's First Big Bill Cuts Biden's Climate Funding - Bloomberg

  2023-10-26 in Bloomberg

The first major legislation House Republicans passed under newly installed Speaker Mike Johnson would cut billions of dollars in consumer rebates for energy efficiency upgrades included in President Joe Biden’s signature climate law.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Legislation | Joe Biden | Renewable Energy | Louisiana

Biden administration cancels years-long attempt to drill in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge | CNN Politics

  2023-09-06 by in CNN

The Biden administration announced Wednesday it will cancel seven Trump-era oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and protect more than 13 million acres in the federal National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, stymieing a years-long attempt to drill in the protected region.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Joe Biden | US Politics | Health | Alaska | Finance

Every single candidate denied climate change in first Republican presidential debate

  2023-08-24 (or before) in

"Climate change is real, by the way" - Joe Biden, on Twitter.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden

‘It’s a beast’: landmark US climate law is too complex, environmental groups say

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Biden’s bill includes $60bn for environmental investments, but organizations that would benefit most face hurdles in accessing funding

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

Technocrats Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis

  2023-08-20 (or before) in Jacobin

In January, the Biden administration launched an ambitious plan for a valuation of all the United States' natural resources. But the initiative, which aims to encourage environmentally responsible investment, is naive and confused.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Joe Manchin vows ‘unrelenting fight’ against US climate law he helped pass

  2023-08-16 in The Guardian

Democratic West Virginia senator calls the Inflation Reduction Act, hailed as ‘biggest step on climate crisis’, a ‘radical agenda’

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

We bailed out the banks but we’re not prepared to bail out the planet | Larry Elliott

  2023-07-30 in The Guardian

US and UK must use financial firepower of the state to put economies on a saner course

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

Climate change threat 'existential' says Joe Biden, as world faces hottest July - BBC News

  2023-07-27 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers believe this month will be the hottest ever recorded - even with several days to go.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden

US Republicans oppose climate funding as millions suffer in extreme weather

  2023-07-13 in The Guardian

Nearly 90 million Americans are facing heat alerts this week, yet GOP members are wrangling over spending to reduce emissions

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

Canada wildfires: US East Coast sees worst air quality in years - BBC News

  2023-06-08 (or before) in The BBC

US President Joe Biden says the dense cloak of smoke is a "stark reminder" of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden | Wildfires

The Biden administration sees hydrogen as a game-changing climate technology. The reality is far more complicated | CNN Politics

  2023-06-05 by in CNN

The Biden administration on Monday announced a goal to produce 50 million metric tons of clean hydrogen fuel by 2050 – a roadmap that, if successful, would cut around 10% of the country’s planet-warming pollution by the same date.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Joe Biden | US Politics | Electricity | Health | Finance

State leaders taking on climate saw boost from fossil fuel

  2023-04-25 (or before) in CNBC

Republicans have slammed ESG investing platforms and pulled funds away from BlackRock and other firms that have adopted them.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Florida

Biden approves Alaska gas exports as critics condemn another ‘carbon bomb’

  2023-04-14 in The Guardian

Energy department gives green light to exports from liquefied natural gas (LNG) program, after Willow project approved last month

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | US Politics | Alaska

Opinion: Biden betrays our generation by greenlighting the Willow Project | CNN

  2023-04-07 by in CNN

President Joe Biden's recent approval of the Willow Project in Alaska has alarmed many young people. Climate activists Sophia Kianni, Greta Thunberg, and Vanessa Nakate urge Biden to consider our collective future before short-term political gains.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Activism | Joe Biden | Health | Alaska | Finance

US puts Italy-sized chunk of Gulf of Mexico up for auction for oil drilling

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

In latest blow to Joe Biden’s reputation as the ‘climate president’, 73.3m acres of the gulf will be offered for fossil fuel extraction

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels

Biden Says Generation 'Damned' If We Don't Fix Climate Change, Also Approves Willow Oil Drilling Project

  2023-03-14 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

The president joined guest host Kal Penn on The Daily Show Monday

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden

How Biden Got From ‘No More Drilling’ to Backing a Huge Project in Alaska

  2023-03-13 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Alaska

NDN Collective Slams Biden Greenlighting Willow Oil Project | NDN Collective

  2023-03-13 in

“The Biden administration’s decision to greenlight the Willow project is a climate disaster in the making. Today’s decision completely contradicts not only the administration’s climate goals…

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Willow Project: US government approves Alaska oil and gas development - BBC News

  2023-03-13 (or before) in The BBC

President Biden approves an $8bn oil drilling project, in a move that has angered climate activists.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Alaska | Activism

Biden Officials Back Alaska Oil Project Scorned as Carbon Bomb

  2023-03-11 (or before) in Bloomberg

The Biden administration has decided to authorize a mammoth ConocoPhillips oil project in northwest Alaska, despite arguments by opponents that it will exacerbate climate change, according to people familiar with the matter.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Russia | Alaska

New U.S. climate law could make Midwest water contamination worse - Investigate Midwest

  2023-02-22 (or before) in Investigate Midwest

This story was originally published by Circle of Blue. President Biden, U.S. environmental organizations, and climate activists were appropriately enthused last summer when Democrats passed the Inflation Reduction Act. Embedded in the new statute are more than $140 billion in direct payments and tax incentives for renewable fuels and cleaner electrical generation to help reduce […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden

Biden-Lula meeting: The time is right for U.S. and Brazil to work together for Amazonia (commentary)

  2023-02-10 in Mongabay

The Amazon rainforest and its people have gone through tough times recently. For the last four years, under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the region has experienced increasing deforestation and the dismantling of agencies intended to protect the environment and support indigenous communities. With the recent election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, or “Lula,” Brazilians […]

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Joe Biden | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil

‘A national scandal’: how US climate funding could make water pollution worse

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

The Inflation Reduction Act was hailed for its climate funding – but some are concerned several provisions will worsen a growing environmental disaster

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

Three Energy Realities to Remember Ahead of the State of the Union

  2023-02-08 (or before) in API - American Petroleum Institute

As you monitor President Biden’s State of the Union address, we hope you will remember three key areas where the administration continues to fall short in delivering a long-term strategy that ensures American families and businesses have access to affordable and reliable energy.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels

Outrage as US government advances $8bn Alaska oil drilling plan

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

Interior department report recommends scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips’ Willow project despite Biden campaign pledge

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Alaska

US fails to give money promised for developing countries to ease climate impacts

  2022-12-23 in The Guardian

Spending bill passed by Senate includes less than $1bn in climate assistance for poorer nations even though Biden promised $11.4bn

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

The people behind the bizarre non-profit trying to kill Biden's climate agenda

  2022-12-14 (or before) by in Popular Information | Judd Legum | Substack

For more than a week, a group called United for Clean Power has run an extensive online advertising campaign arguing the reconciliation package negotiated by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), which contains historic investments in clean energy, doesn't go far enough. The ads, which have run on social networks like Facebook and at the top of prominent publications like Politico, urge progressive Democrats in Congress to "demand environmental justice

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Justice

The Biden Administration's Further Regulatory Delays For Critical Climate Rules Are Unacceptable 

  2022-11-19 (or before) in

The Biden administration is digging itself into a deeper hole as it continues to miss its own regulatory agenda deadlines.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Fossil fuel industry dupes media, quietly funds non-profits to block renewable energy

  2022-11-16 (or before) by in Popular Information | Judd Legum | Substack

Shortly after he took office, President Biden announced a goal of building 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, enough clean energy to power 10 million homes. For the administration, the offshore wind target was a part of a larger strategy of reducing carbon pollution and putting the country on track for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But, like many clean energy plans, this one was met with immediate resistance.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Wind Power

Biden Didn't Fight Big Oil. Democrats Are About to Pay for It

  2022-11-03 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

The president’s spectacular success on climate is in jeopardy because of Big Oil’s ongoing grip of our economy — and our democracy

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Two-thirds of US money for fossil fuel pours into Africa despite climate goals

  2022-10-31 in The Guardian

Joe Biden will fly to Africa to attend the Cop27 talks in Egypt but the US funnels billions to dirty projects on the continent

  Tagged under: COP27 | Joe Biden | Africa

Electric Vehicles Won’t Save Us

  2022-10-18 in The Nation

A national fleet of battery-powered cars is unlikely to prove sustainable and could have catastrophic consequences globally.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Joe Biden | Cobalt | Electric Cars | Cars

Senator Joe Manchin unveils bill that would expedite federal energy projects

  2022-09-21 in The Guardian

The centrist Democrat believes he has votes to pass the measure, which has met with resistance from the left

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics

Biden talks up electric vehicle revolution – but is America ready to give up gas?

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

President appears at Detroit auto show, where EVs are this year’s stars – but the road to electrification promises to be a bumpy one

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars

‘Transformational’: could America’s new green bank be a climate gamechanger?

  2022-09-11 in The Guardian

Long championed by climate activists, the green bank would provide funding to expand clean energy use across the US

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics | Activism

Environmentalist Elizabeth Wathuti: ‘Perhaps I had something President Biden really needed to hear’

  2022-08-30 in The Guardian

Kenya’s rising climate star tells how her speech at Cop26 grabbed a world leader’s attention, and urges policymakers to go beyond mere pledges

  Tagged under: Activism | Joe Biden | COP26 | Africa | Sustainability

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Privately Blew Up Biden Nominee Needed to Enact Regulatory Agenda

  2022-08-26 (or before) in The Intercept

Sinema quietly killed Biden’s nomination of Ganesh Sitaraman for an important regulatory office.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Revealed | How Biden's $3/kg green hydrogen tax credit could break open US production

  2022-08-17 in Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Market price for subsidised green H2 produced on US Gulf Coast can undercut grey hydrogen immediately and continue to cut costs from there, S&P calculates

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Joe Biden

How One Senator Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan

  2022-07-15 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | US Politics

White House official blasts 'outrageous' oil profits, leaves door open to windfall profit tax | CNN Politics

  2022-06-09 by in CNN

A White House official is strongly criticizing Big Oil for banking huge profits in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which the administration has blamed for soaring gas prices.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics | Russia | Finance

GOP-led states ask Supreme Court to block key Biden climate accounting measure

  2022-04-28 in The Hill

A group of Republican-led states on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a court order blocking a key climate accounting measure put in place by the Biden administration amid a legal dispu…

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Manchin ‘very reluctant’ on electric cars in ominous sign for Biden’s climate fight

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Centrist Democrat, who holds key swing vote in US Senate, has poured scorn on the idea of phasing out gasoline and diesel cars

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Electric Cars | US Politics | Cars

‘Defining moment’: how can the US end its dependency on fossil fuels?

  2022-03-11 in The Guardian

Democrats hope climate measures in Build Back Better will be resurrected amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – but green groups want Biden to go even further

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Russia

Biden’s Big Energy Lies Exposed

  2022-03-10 in Issues & Insights

Democrats blame everyone but themselves for soaring energy prices.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Biden Could Score a Climate Victory in a Single Word: Plastics - Inside Climate News

  2022-02-28 in Inside Climate News

With Biden’s ambitious climate agenda blocked in the Senate, the administration now has an opportunity to look for a win through diplomacy, while at the same time addressing one of the most pressing problems facing the planet. The plastics industry has exploded in recent decades, with plastic products becoming ubiquitous in daily life. But plastic […]

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

The Great Climate Backslide: How Governments Are Regressing Worldwide

  2022-02-14 (or before) in Bloomberg

From the U.S. to China, harsh economic realities mean the political will for painful choices is evaporating fast.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Biden administration moves to restore mercury rules for power plants weakened under Trump

  2022-02-01 in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

EPA reaffirmed its authority to regulate mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump

Judge throws out Biden administration’s massive Gulf of Mexico lease sale, in win for environmentalists - The Washington Post

  2022-01-28 in The Washington Post

A federal judge has invalidated a record offshore lease sale held by the Biden administration, arguing the government had used a flawed analysis to analyze the climate impacts of drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

GRAPHIC CONTENT – Floods wipe out livestock in northern Kenya

  2022-01-26 (or before) in YouTube

The carcasses of goats and sheep strewn across the scrubland of northern Kenya are testament to the devastation wrought by the once-in-a-generation floods th...

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Finance

US to hold surprise plant inspections targeting pollution in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Environmental Protection Agency seeks to protect local community from sites suspected of air pollution violations

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana

New Data: Biden’s First Year Drilling Permitting Stomps Trump’s By 34%

  2022-01-23 (or before) in Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Biological Diversity: Thousands of Permits OK’d Despite President’s Authority to End Drilling by 2035

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Time is running out. Here’s how the climate movement can level up.

  2022-01-10 by in Vox

The high-risk, high-reward stakes of building a more radical movement.

  Tagged under: Activism | Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics

Greta Thunberg says it’s ‘strange’ Joe Biden is considered a climate leader

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Environmental activist criticises US president for expanding fossil fuel infrastructure

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Joe Biden

The Year in Climate Photos - Inside Climate News

  2021-12-27 in Inside Climate News

JANUARY President Biden Rejoins Paris Agreement and Kills Keystone XL on Day 1 of His Administration Joe Biden, who ran on the most progressive and comprehensive climate plan of any presidential candidate in history, took the oath of office just before noon on Jan. 20 outside a Capitol building that had been ransacked just two […]

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Why the collapse of Biden’s Build Back Better would be a major blow to the climate fight

  2021-12-22 in The Guardian

It would be almost impossible for the US to comply with its greenhouse gas reduction pledges without the $1.75tn package that Manchin refuses to support

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Collapse

A New Estimate of the ‘Most Effective’ Way to Fight Climate Change

  2021-12-17 (or before) in The Atlantic

Climate-concerned donors should focus on helping to pass climate policy, not offset their emissions, an advisory group says.  

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Economics | Health

Revealed: Biden administration was not legally bound to auction gulf drilling rights

  2021-12-13 in The Guardian

Justice department admits a previous ruling did not force the detonation of what environmentalists call ‘huge carbon bomb’

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice

Biden recommends reforms to oil and gas drilling, stops short of ban

  2021-12-07 (or before) in CNBC

The long-anticipated report did not indicate that the Biden administration would take climate change impact into account when approving new oil and gas leases.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

Biden keeps Jerome Powell. What it means for climate

  2021-11-23 by in E&E News | Essential Energy and Environment News

In nominating Jerome Powell yesterday for a second term as Federal Reserve chair, President Biden chose the conventional route — and in the process left many

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Biden administration holds largest oil and gas sale in US history - The Boston Globe

  2021-11-17 (or before) in The Boston Globe

Days after making massive climate pledges at an international conference, the White House held a larger oil and gas lease Wednesday than any held under Trump.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism

Biden Is Showing Up Empty-Handed In Glasgow. That's A Good Thing

  2021-10-28 in The Federalist - Culture, Politics, Religion

Glasgow's goals are off. As the world has become warmer, cheap and reliable energy in the form of fossil fuels has made it safer.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels

Why the COP26 climate summit won’t save the planet

  2021-10-27 in Politico

Efforts to stop warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius may already have slipped away.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Joe Biden | COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Indonesia

Rich countries break ‘totemic’ $100B annual climate pledge

  2021-10-25 in Politico

That undermines a bargain where developing countries were to cut emissions in return for climate finance.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | COP26 | Africa | Climate Change | Finance

How the US Can Address Legacy Fossil Fuel Sites for a Clean Energy Future

  2021-10-20 (or before) in World Resources Institute

With the United States setting a record for clean energy development in 2020 and the Biden administration charting an ambitious path to 100% clean electricity, the transition toward a clean energy future is well underway.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Electricity

Over 650 People Arrested in D.C. During Week of Indigenous-led Climate Action Calling on Biden to be the Climate Leader he Promised to be

  2021-10-18 by in DeSmog

As environmental advocates from across the United States converged in Washington, D.C. last week to take part in the five day “People vs. Fossil Fuels” action, President Biden’s infrastructure package remained stalled, in part, by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s push to cut its largest climate measure. The series of fossil fuel protests were organized by a coalition of over […]

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Coal | Fossil Fuels | US Politics

Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

  2021-10-13 (or before) in The Washington Post

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Briefing: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Estimates of Proposed U.S. Fossil Fuel Infrastructure - Oil Change International

  2021-10-12 in Oil Change International

Stopping these projects would prevent a drastic increase in emissions at a critical time for Biden and the entire world's climate goals.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change

Hundreds of Scientists Tell Biden: Halt Fossil Fuel Development Now

  2021-10-08 (or before) in Center for Biological Diversity

Top Scientists Back Demands of People vs. Fossil Fuels Mobilization

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels

GM Blows Past Biden Renewable Energy Goals With 100% By 2025

  2021-09-30 in Cleantech News #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

GM unleashes its latest renewable energy announcement just in time to pressure Congress on climate action.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | US Politics

The Most Cost-Effective Climate Solution Available: Keep Forests Where They Are

  2021-09-20 in Earthjustice: Because the earth needs a good lawyer

We're calling on the Biden administration to conserve all mature and old-growth trees throughout our federal forests.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Trees

Congress is debating its biggest climate change bill ever. Here's what's at stake | MPR News

  2021-09-16 (or before) in Minnesota Public Radio

Climate measures in a massive $3.5 trillion economic plan would transform the U.S. energy system. They are crucial for meeting President Joe Biden's ambitious climate goals, but face powerful opposition.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change

Lawsuit Filed After Biden Opens 80 Million Acres of Gulf of Mexico for Oil Leasing

  2021-08-31 in Earthjustice: Because the earth needs a good lawyer

Immediately following the Biden administration’s decision to offer 80 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing, environmental and Gulf groups today filed a challenge to the lease sale in court.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Biden’s OPEC Plea Pits Fuel Price Fears Against Climate Push

  2021-08-12 (or before) in Bloomberg

President Joe Biden has pledged to wean the U.S. off of fossil fuels, and never has that call been more urgent than now, with United Nations-backed scientists warning of a point of no return.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Why Biden's Interior Department isn't shutting down oil and gas

  2021-07-23 by in The Hill

The prevailing political opinion is keeping these key moderate senators happy.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Public Opinion | US Politics

US Dept. Of Energy Drops $52.5 Million Green Hydrogen Bomb On Natural Gas Lobby

  2021-07-08 in Cleantech News #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

Natural gas stakeholders will have to fight for an ever-shrinking piece of the hydrogen pie as the Biden administration ramps up its green hydrogen commitment.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Joe Biden

B.C. town destroyed, Canada Day reflections, Alberta reopens | The National for July 1, 2021

  2021-07-03 (or before) in YouTube

Officials say the town of Lytton, B.C., was essentially destroyed by a wildfire overnight Wednesday as blistering heat sparks more fires throughout the provi...

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Wildfires | Climate Change | Collapse

Joe Biden blames climate crisis for deadly heatwave in western US and Canada

  2021-06-30 in The Guardian

Record-shattering temperatures linked to dozens of deaths, buckled roads, blackouts and wildfires

  Tagged under: Oregon | Joe Biden | Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Washington State

There’s a ticking climate time bomb in West Texas

  2021-06-01 by in Vox

Biden faces a critical decision about the Permian Basin and its methane emissions from oil and gas.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Methane | Climate Change | Texas

Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

  2021-05-09 in The Guardian

Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to push against Biden’s new restrictions on oil and gas companies

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels

Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Bolsonaro destroying the Amazon rainforest | Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

  2021-04-22 in The Guardian

Money alone will not persuade Brazil’s government to stop deforestation, say former Brazilian environment ministers Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Joe Biden | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees

Scott Morrison’s climate change leadership fail

  2021-04-22 (or before) in Independent Australia

While other nations step up to zero-emission targets, Scott Morrison is still falling behind on taking action and being a responsible leader.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Net Zero

An Outdated Idea Is Still Shaping Climate Policy

  2021-04-21 (or before) in The Atlantic

Biden’s team is split on how to think about climate change.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

Republicans new favorite study trashes Biden's climate plans – but who's behind it?

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

Wyoming representative Liz Cheney says the study proves Biden’s policies would destroy state economies. But it has the oil and gas industry’s fingerprints all over it

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics

With America Back In The Paris Agreement, We Must Be ‘All In’ On Climate

  2021-03-05 (or before) by in Forbes

The only way we will get to net zero by mid century is to implement science-based interim targets based on concrete strategies for moving our economy, society and financial system away from fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero

Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must catch up

  2021-03-01 by in The Hill

It’s time to reconsider dated stereotypes regarding which communities are leading the environmental movement and start imagining what could be accomplished if our policymakers tap into the ingenuity of rural Americans surviving on the front lines of climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Climate Justice

Republicans criticizing Haaland's nomination have ties to fossil fuels

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

The congresswoman has faced hostile questioning from senators during her confirmation for interior secretary. Some of them are personally invested in fossil fuels

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels

5 Reasons the US Should Cut its GHG Emissions in Half by 2030

  2021-02-25 (or before) in World Resources Institute

The Biden administration said it will set a new emissions-reduction target before the Leaders' Climate Summit in April 2021. A 50% reduction by 2030 is both achievable and attainable, and would provide major economic and social benefits for America.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

What Biden could learn from Bill Clinton's unfinished work on environmental justice

  2021-02-24 in Climate. Justice. Solutions.

"The boogeyman when you’re fighting systemic racism is implementation."

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Plastic Kills: Ask President Biden to Act

  2021-02-21 (or before) in

Plastic pollution kills. It poisons our air and water and gets into our bodies. It greatly harms wild animals, often rare or endangered, who mistakenly eat it or get tangled up in plastic waste. Sign the #PlasticFreePresident petition demanding bold action on plastics.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

How Biden could use foreign and trade policy to protect the Amazon

  2021-02-19 (or before) by in News Thomson Reuters Foundation News

To tackle rising deforestation in the Amazon, experts urge U.S. climate diplomacy to focus on trade policies, economic incentives and new coalitions

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Joe Biden | Amazon Rainforest | Coal

Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon

  2021-02-19 (or before) in Nature

Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts. Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Wildfires

Trump Led An "All-Out Assault" On The EPA. Now Biden Has To Rebuild It.

  2021-02-12 (or before) in BuzzFeed News

Under Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency knelt to the country’s biggest polluters and lost more than 800 employees. Staffers say they want accountability.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump

Capitalism Is Struggling With the Language of Climate Change

  2021-02-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

The technical terminology of science can sometimes be muddled in powerful climate messages from finance and political leaders.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Capitalism | Finance

This popular and proven climate policy should be at the top of Congress’s to-do list

  2021-02-04 by in Vox

The case for a national clean electricity standard.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Electricity

How Biden is reversing Trump's assault on the environment

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

The new president is focusing on seven key areas to reverse a legacy of environmental destruction and climate denialism

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels

Twitter's Big Oil ad loophole - by Emily Atkin - HEATED

  2021-02-02 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

Climate groups can't pay Twitter to spread political content. But the oil industry can, and it's ramping up its efforts alongside Biden's climate push.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

Republicans introduce long shot bill to circumvent Biden on Keystone XL

  2021-02-02 by in The Hill

Republicans in both chambers of Congress are taking on a long shot bid to reinvigorate the Keystone XL pipeline after President Biden canceled a key permit for the oil pipeline project last month.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden

Biden’s Early Climate Blitz Goes Faster, Further Than Expected

  2021-01-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

In less than a month, the new president has oil executives ‘aghast’ at the swift policy switch

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

American Petroleum Institute Chief Promises to Fight Biden and the Democrats on Drilling, Tax Policy - Inside Climate News

  2021-01-14 in Inside Climate News

It’s a tough time for the nation’s oil and gas industry. Last year was among its least profitable in memory, and companies are bracing themselves for a new president focused on climate change, a Congress controlled by Democrats who increasingly shun their financial support and a world beginning to look past fossil fuels towards a […]

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

The World Needs to Wake Up: At Risk the Survival of Humanity - Impakter

  2021-01-13 in Impakter

At a time when the world, battered by COVID-19, is watching with dismay the rocky transition from Trump to President-Elect Biden, a group of 17 world

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

Texas' move to control coal ash pollution could shield industry from tougher rules under Biden-led EPA

  2020-12-29 by in Texas Tribune

Texas is close to finalizing a years-long effort to wrangle control of coal ash pollution from the EPA, a move that could, for a time, keep coal companies insulated from tougher rules expected from the next administration.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Coal | Texas

How to Make the Paris Agreement Really Work | The New Republic

  2020-12-29 (or before) in The New Republic

The climate accord will only succeed if the Biden administration can think outside of it.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

Trump loyalists aim to block Biden's goal to rejoin Iran and Paris agreements

  2020-12-22 in The Guardian

Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham urge Trump to submit Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate agreement to Senate to undercut future attempts to revive them

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | US Politics | Iran

Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

Fossil fuel extraction sell-off in pristine Alaskan wilderness set for 6 January, predating Biden inauguration by days

  Tagged under: Oceans | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska

Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

  2020-11-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: analysis finds countries pouring money into fossil fuels to fight recession

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics

US formally exits Paris climate agreement as election hangs in balance - Net Zero Watch

  2020-11-04 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

But the outcome of the tight U.S. election contest will determine for how long. Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden, has promised to rejoin the agreement if e

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Net Zero

The Whole World Is on the Ballot | The New Republic

  2020-10-28 (or before) in The New Republic

As American democracy teeters, so does the fate of our burning planet.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

Preventing a Climate Crash

  2020-10-27 (or before) in

5 Tools President Biden Can Use to Stop Wall Street from Financing the Climate Crisis, and Prevent the Next Economic Crash

  Tagged under: Joe Biden

'Just like propaganda': the three men enabling Trump's voter fraud lies

  2020-10-26 in The Guardian

The hysteria over voter fraud has reached an alarming pitch – and this dangerous moment in US democracy wouldn’t be possible without the work of these men

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | US Politics

Climate news Trump can use - by Emily Atkin - HEATED

  2020-10-26 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

HEATED analyzed 30 news articles about Biden's climate policy, and found that 25 adopted Trump's preferred framing.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump

Joe Biden if president will push allies like Australia to do more on climate, adviser says

  2020-09-07 in The Guardian

Jake Sullivan says the former vice-president, if elected, won’t ‘pull any punches’ on what is a global problem

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics

Groups pressure Biden to exclude fossil fuel execs from team

  2020-09-01 by in The Hill

More than 100 climate and advocacy groups are asking Joe Biden's presidential campaign to commit to blocking fossil fuel representatives from its transition team or administration should the former vice president wi

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels

Joe Biden on Climate Change: Where the Candidate Stands - Inside Climate News

  2020-01-10 in Inside Climate News

“It’s almost like denying gravity now. … The willing suspension of disbelief can only be sustained for so long.” —Joe Biden on climate denial, March 2015 Been There Among the current candidates, only former Vice President Joseph Biden has debated a Republican opponent during a past contest for the White House—when he was Barack Obama’s running […]

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change

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