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Economists urge Germany to price carbon, end subsidies

Jul. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of economists advising the German government is recommending that the country should put a price on carbon emissions if it wants to meet its targets for reducing the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. In a report delivered Friday to German Chancellor Angela...

German official says CO2 charge should benefit the poor

Jul. 5, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environment minister said Friday that a proposed charge on carbon emissions should benefit people on low incomes and those who use less fossil fuel, amid concern that measures aimed at curbing climate change could stoke social unrest. The German government is debating whether to put...

California Editorial Rdp

Jul. 3, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

July 3 Los Angeles Times on the returning smog problem: For years, California has celebrated what is undoubtedly a great environmental achievement: the dramatic reduction of the lung-searing, eye-burning pollution that used to blanket Southern California and that made this region the smog capital of the United...

New York set to adopt aggressive emission reduction goals

Jun. 19, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and endorsed by the state Senate Tuesday night. Under the legislation, New York would generate 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and reduce...

The Latest: NY set to adopt landmark emission reduction goal

Jun. 19, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature (all times local): 12:40 a.m. New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive emission reduction goals under legislation endorsed by the state Senate. Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050 and...

Oregon Democrats rally behind cap-and-trade emissions plan

Jun. 17, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. The House approved the plan 36-24 Monday after nearly six hours of debate, with supporters...

Truckers, loggers push back on Oregon's climate proposals

Jun. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of industrial trucks drove laps around the state Capitol Wednesday, blaring their horns and releasing plumes of diesel into the air as part of a demonstration against Oregon's climate policies that loggers and truckers say will devastate their business. It comes as a key...

Britain to intensify fight against climate change

Jun. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050 as Europe's effort to slow global warming picked up speed. Theresa May said the plan will be put before Parliament later in the day. The amendment to the 2008...

California taps clean air money to pay for drinking water

Jun. 10, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislative leaders agreed Sunday to spend $130 million a year to improve water systems in communities where people can't drink from their taps, something Democratic leaders say amounts to a crisis in one of the nation's wealthiest states. To pay for it, the state would...