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European lawmakers, executives urge US to halve emissions

Apr. 13, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of European lawmakers, business executives and union leaders on Tuesday urged the United States to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in the coming decade compared with 2005 levels. Ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden's climate summit with world...

Maine gets more than $4M from cap and trade auctions

Apr. 12, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials said the state has received more than $4 million from an auction of carbon dioxide emission allowances during the first quarter of the year. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative said the auction was part of its cap-and-trade...

Rhode Island governor signs climate change bill into law

Apr. 10, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A wide-ranging climate bill that requires Rhode Island to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was signed into law Saturday by Gov. Daniel McKee. “With four hundred miles of coastline, urban and rural coastal communities, fishing and...

Washington state Senate OKs carbon-cap legislation

Apr. 09, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate has passed two key pieces of Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate agenda, a plan to put a price on carbon pollution and a measure that would require fuel producers and importers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gasoline and other...

Rhode Island lawmakers pass sweeping climate change bill

Apr. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have passed a wide-ranging bill to address climate change that would require the state to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and Gov. Daniel McKee has indicated he will sign it. The Act on Climate bill received its...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 01, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Mar. 31, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke. Mark...

Correction: 'Voltswagen' of America story

Mar. 30, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a story March 29, 2021, about Volkswagen of America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company would change its brand name to Voltswagen, based on assurances from the company the change was correct. On Tuesday the company issued a fake news release, but...

Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake statement on name change

Mar. 30, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke. Mark...