Latest Emissions reduction News

EXPLAINER: On China, US and climate, action, not talk is key

Aug. 06, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

The last two agreements the world made to battle climate change came only after the United States and China, by far the two biggest carbon polluters, made deals with each other. Now the successful dynamic is in jeopardy with China cutting off climate talks with the U.S. because of House Speaker...

Farmers' group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered 'too little'

Aug. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Netherlands' top agricultural lobby group said that a first round of talks Friday with a delegation led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the government’s nitrogen emissions reduction goals delivered “at the moment, too little" for thousands of...

Energy secretary: Nuclear is key to meeting US energy goals

Aug. 04, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Research at an eastern Idaho nuclear facility is key to boosting nuclear energy to meet President Joe Biden’s goals of 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net zero emissions by 2050, Energy Department Secretary Jennifer Granholm said. Granholm on Wednesday...

Indian government approves new emissions targets

Aug. 03, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Nine months after India announced its target of “net zero” emissions by 2070 at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, the country’s federal cabinet finally approved a new climate plan on Wednesday. The new goals will be submitted to the...

How the climate deal would help farmers aid the environment

Aug. 03, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The climate deal reached last week by Senate Democrats could reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that American farmers produce by expanding programs that help accumulate carbon in soil, fund climate-focused research and lower the abundant methane emissions that come from cows....

Australian government confident of emissions reduction law

Aug. 03, 2022 01:53 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it is confident its greenhouse gas reduction target will be enshrined in law after negotiating amendments with senators from outside the new administration’s ranks. A bill to enshrine the center-left Labor...

Richer nations fall short on climate finance pledge

Jul. 29, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

Richer countries failed to keep a $100 billion-a-year pledge to developing nations to help them achieve their climate goals, according to an analysis by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD. $83.3 billion in climate financing was given to poorer...

Maine cut greenhouse gas emissions 25% from '90, report says

Jul. 29, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's greenhouse gas emissions were 25% lower in 2019 than they were in 1990, environmental officials in the state said. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said the emissions reduction surpassed the state's goal of cutting emissions 10% from...

Unexpected deal would boost Biden pledge on climate change

Jul. 28, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected deal reached by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to address global warming and could help President Joe Biden come close to meeting his pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, experts said Thursday,...

Banks far from hitting Paris climate targets, groups warn

Jul. 28, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

The world’s most influential banks need to substantially accelerate climate efforts if global temperature rise is to be kept within the targets of the Paris Agreement, an assessment released Thursday by an institutional investors group warned. The efforts of 27 giant banks in North...