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Massachusetts governor signs major climate bill into law

Aug. 11, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' governor signed into law Thursday a major climate change bill that's meant to bring the state closer to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker encourages the development of offshore wind...

FCA US put on probation, must pay $300M for emission scheme

Aug. 01, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — FCA US, formerly known as Chrysler Group, was placed on probation for three years Monday and ordered to pay roughly $300 million for deceiving regulators about diesel emission systems on 101,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks. The sentence was part of an...

Massachusetts governor asks lawmakers to alter climate bill

Jul. 29, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker sent back to lawmakers on Friday a bill mandating some of the steps Massachusetts needs to take to meet a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In a letter to lawmakers, the Republican governor said he agreed with much in the bill, but...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 27, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 26 The Washington Post on Congress closing the Medicaid coverage gap After months of doing nothing, Democrats in Congress appear poised to achieve something at last — or rather,...

Connecticut adds more electric vehicles to rebate program

Jul. 22, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have begun rolling out a wide-ranging new law aimed at reducing vehicle emissions, including adding 10 more electric vehicles that will now be eligible for the state's rebate program. The legislation, which increases funding for the...

Massachusetts lawmakers OK compromise climate change bill

Jul. 21, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A compromise bill mandating some of the steps Massachusetts needs to take to meet a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 was approved by House and Senate lawmakers on Thursday. The Massachusetts House approved the compromise bill on a 143-9 vote. The...

Biden vows 'strong' climate action despite dual setbacks

Jul. 16, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising “strong executive action” to combat climate change, despite dual setbacks in recent weeks that have restricted his ability to regulate carbon emissions and boost clean energy such as wind and solar power. The Supreme Court last...

Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs

Jul. 02, 2022 04:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister...

Not enough or too far? California climate plan pleases few

Jun. 23, 2022 20:33 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 during discussions of a new plan for the state to reach its climate goals. “I...

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...