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Companies aim to build 'clean hydrogen' hub in North Dakota

Jun. 02, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and energy industry officials announced Wednesday a plan to establish a hub for so-called clean hydrogen that someday could be used in everything from powering vehicles to energy generation. Burgum hailed the project...

University of Michigan pledges steep carbon emission cuts

May. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan announced a plan Thursday to reduce carbon emissions from its campuses while compensating for future releases by preventing them elsewhere or removing the planet-warming gas from the atmosphere. The measures intended to...

Spain at last adopts promised law on becoming carbon neutral

May. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s parliament approved a law on climate change and energy transition Thursday that belatedly brings the country into line with the European Union’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The law stipulates a 23% reduction in emissions by 2030...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Detroit News. May 8, 2021. Editorial: Whitmer must avert Line 5 face-off with Canada Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is recklessly placing Michigan at the center of an international trade showdown with her order that the Line 5 petroleum pipeline must cease...

Honolulu commits to decrease emissions by 45% by 2025

Apr. 24, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has committed to a new climate change plan to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2025 compared to levels present in 2015. Matthew Gonser, the executive director of the Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency,...

Honda to phase out gas-powered cars by 2040 in N. America

Apr. 23, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda said Friday that it plans to phase out all of its gasoline-powered vehicles in North America by 2040, making it the latest major automaker with a goal of becoming carbon neutral. The announcement came as leaders of the major...

The Latest: Mayors ask Biden for consult on climate migrants

Apr. 22, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The mayors of a dozen major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, New York City and San Diego, are asking President Joe Biden to consult them as...

Japan raises emissions reduction target to 46% by 2030

Apr. 22, 2021 08:59 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...

AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

Apr. 21, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, according to three people with knowledge of the White House plans. The 50% target would nearly...

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...