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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....

Cement carbon dioxide emissions quietly double in 20 years

Jun. 22, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

Heat trapping carbon dioxide emissions from making cement, a less talked about but major source of carbon pollution, have doubled in the last 20 years, new global data shows. In 2021, worldwide emissions from making cement for buildings, roads and other infrastructure hit nearly 2.9...

Virginia lands LEGO factory in suburban Richmond

Jun. 15, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Global toy manufacturer the LEGO Group plans to invest more than $1 billion to build a factory in suburban Richmond, Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday. The factory, expected to open in 2025, will feature a carbon-neutral design and will...

Danish toymaker Lego expands amid sale surge

Jun. 15, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish toy company Lego said Wednesday it plans to invest more than $1 billion over 10 years to build a new factory in the U.S. state of Virginia and to enlarge an existing factory in Mexico. The moves in North America follow Lego's announcement last...

UPS tests tiny battery-powered cycles in congested cities

Jun. 14, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sleek four-wheeled carts look familiar enough, but not even UPS knows precisely how to describe what could be the delivery giant's latest way to get packages to your door. UPS unveiled Tuesday a battery-powered, four-wheeled cycle to more efficiently haul cargo...

Carbon emissions dip, at least briefly, in China, study says

Jun. 01, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — China, the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide that causes global warming, has seen a notable dip in its emissions over the past three quarters — but it’s not clear how long the drop will continue. A new analysis of China’s economic data shows that...

Indy 500 waves green flag on sustainability with lofty goals

May. 28, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Parked a few feet from the iconic pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a reimagined E-Z-Go golf cart that’s essentially filled with garbage. Plastic bottles tossed into recycling bins months ago are now neatly stacked in rows — and they’re for sale. ...

Going green: IndyCar to use renewable fuel beginning in 2023

May. 27, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar will become the first North American racing series to use 100% renewable fuel in its race cars. Shell, which recently signed a five-year extension to be the fuel sponsor for the open-wheel series, announced plans Friday to switch to a low-carbon fuel in...

Hawaii bill promotes zero-emission travel between islands

May. 19, 2022 21:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed legislation creating a working group to develop ways to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions on transportation between the islands. Sen. Chris Lee said at a news conference on Thursday that Hawaii has some of the highest...

California lays out plan to drastically cut fossil fuel use

May. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New homes built in California starting in 2026 need to be powered by all-electric furnaces, stoves and other appliances if California is to meet its ambitious climate change goals over the next two decades, according to a state pollution-reduction plan released Tuesday....