Latest Emissions reduction News

The Latest: World leaders pledge to lower carbon emissions

Apr. 22, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 9:20 a.m. World leaders including China’s President Xi Jinping, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and...

Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by 2030

Apr. 22, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister announced on Thursday an ambitious new target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, hours before he was to join a virtual climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Japan will strive by 2030...

NHK television: Japan to raise greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to 46% from 2013 levels by 2030 instead of 26%.

Apr. 22, 2021 05:24 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — NHK television: Japan to raise greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to 46% from 2013 levels by 2030 instead of 26%.

Germany vows to boost cycling as part of climate effort

Apr. 21, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, home to the Autobahn and a powerful motor industry, wants its citizens to spend less time driving and more time cycling to help save the planet. The government on Wednesday agreed a new national cycling strategy to boost bike use and safety by...

Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green

Apr. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along the way. Beam Suntory, producer of top-selling Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, both crafted in Kentucky, said Wednesday it...

Australia plans to spend $417M on hydrogen, carbon capture

Apr. 21, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister has proposed spending an extra 539 million Australian dollars ($417 million) on hydrogen and carbon sequestration projects, seeking to burnish his government’s green credentials ahead of a climate summit to be hosted by President Joe...

UK toughens its carbon target before Biden climate summit

Apr. 20, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government on Tuesday set itself a tough new climate target, pledging to cut carbon emissions by more than three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035 while closing a loophole that had left much of the pollution from airplanes and ships out of the tally. ...

Biden feels heat on emissions goal as climate summit nears

Apr. 19, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday with 40 world leaders, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in...

Alert level raised for Aleutian Islands volcano emitting ash

Apr. 16, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain has continued to emit ash, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported Thursday, prompting officials to raise the alert level. Satellite views suggested ash emissions from the Semisopochnoi volcano that...

German airlines, rail company aim to reduce domestic flights

Apr. 15, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's airline industry and main rail company said Thursday they aim to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains for domestic routes, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The German Aviation Association and Deutsche Bahn signed an agreement...