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Australian data: Greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2021

Jun. 27, 2022 03:48 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Monday blamed the previous administration’s inaction on climate change for an increase in the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year. Australia emitted 488 million metric tons (538 million U.S. tons) of carbon...

California emissions, carbon neutrality plan draws criticism

Jun. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday as discussions began on a new proposal for how the state will meet its ambitious climate goals....

In climate fight, EU lawmakers back stricter emission caps

Jun. 22, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers stepped up the fight against global warming Wednesday by requiring deeper emission cuts from power plants, factories and planes in the EU and by endorsing an unprecedented import tax. The European Parliament advanced draft climate...

Companies weigh in on proposed SEC climate disclosure rule

Jun. 17, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission moved closer Friday to a final rule that would dramatically alter what public companies tell shareholders about climate change — both the risks it poses to their operations and their own contributions to the problem. Public...

Ferrari to make 80% hybrid and full-electric range by 2030

Jun. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari on Thursday outlined an electrification strategy that calls for 40% full-electric vehicles and 40% hybrid models by 2030. CEO Benedetto Vigna confirmed that the first electric car will be presented in 2025, with the first...

Push to convert defense department vehicles to electricity

Jun. 16, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has proposed that the U.S. military play a role in reducing carbon emissions by converting some vehicles to electricity. Sen. Angus King's bill calls for transitioning the non-tactical fleet of the U.S. Department of Defense to...

FAA says future planes will need to reduce carbon emissions

Jun. 15, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration proposed Wednesday that future planes produce lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions before they can be certified by federal regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration proposal would increase fuel-efficiency standards for jets and...

Ship owners sought CO2 exemption when the sea gets too wavy

Jun. 10, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

The world's ocean freight shipping companies recently called on international maritime authorities to exclude pollution that their vessels spew in bad weather from new regulations, a condition that would apply almost a third of the time in the Atlantic. But the effort failed Friday. ...

Airlines blast EU plan to expand emissions rule for flights

Jun. 09, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An aviation industry group representing most major airlines criticized the European Union's Parliament on Thursday for seeking to expand its emissions trading system to all flights departing the bloc. EU lawmakers voted Wednesday that existing requirements for...

EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035

Jun. 08, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday threw its weight behind a proposed ban on selling new cars with combustion engines in 2035, seeking to step up the fight against climate change through the faster development of electric vehicles. The European Union assembly...