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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Gov. Whitmer on Wednesday, Sept, 23, 2020, called for Michigan to become

Whitmer offers 'carbon-neutral' climate plan for Michigan

Sep. 23, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday called for Michigan to become “carbon neutral” by 2050 in the fight against climate change, which would require steep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and significantly greater use of renewable energy. The Democratic...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020,  to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and was immediately cheered by climate campaigners. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

Sep. 22, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Calling for a “green...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the plenary during her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will set out her vision of the future in her first State of the European Union address to the EU legislators. Weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the departure of the United Kingdom, she will center her speech on how the bloc should adapt to the challenges of the future, including global warming, the switch to a digital economy and immigration. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP)

Top EU official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions

Sep. 16, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official proposed a more ambitious target Wednesday for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, setting a reduction goal of at least 55% by 2030 compared to the current target of 40%. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen predicted the new target...

FILE - In this Feb.6, 2018 file photo, an electric version of the model of the Mercedes van Sprinter, the eSprinter, driving onstage in Duisburg, Germany. Amazon says it’s buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Mercedes-Benz, the biggest such order for the German automaker to date. Mercedes says it will also join a climate initiative established by Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, committing itself to going completely carbon neutral by 2039. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)

Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon

Aug. 28, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Amazon says it's buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Mercedes-Benz, the biggest such order for the German automaker to date. In announcing the order Friday, Mercedes said it would also join a climate initiative established by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. By signing up to The Climate...

FILE- In this June 4, 2011 file photo, Indian laborers carry firewood, as smoke rises from a bricks factory on the outskirts of Jammu, India. India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

UN chief urges India to quickly move to clean solar power

Aug. 28, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India should commit to carbon neutrality by ending fossil fuel subsidies and investing in clean solar power as it mobilizes trillion of dollars to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. chief said Friday. Secretary-General António Guterres said India is at a crossroads and...

Louisiana governor's goal: net zero greenhouse gases by 2050

Aug. 19, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor has signed an executive order setting a state goal for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, drawing swift praise from environmental groups. At least 23 other states and the District of Columbia have set greenhouse gas targets, though specifics vary,...