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Reports: UK to toughen climate target before Biden summit

Apr. 20, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government will set itself a more ambitious climate target, pledging to reduce carbon emissions by three-quarters of their 1990 levels by 2035, British media reported Tuesday. They said the goal is to be announced ahead of a virtual climate summit...

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...

Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

Apr. 13, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030....

Vermont's largest city on track to hit 'net zero' by 2030

Apr. 13, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington is on track to reach its “net zero” energy goal by 2030, said Mayor Miro Weinberger. Weinberger and others provided an update Monday on the city’s plans to reach the goal by the end of the decade. ...

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...

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...

India reaffirms pledge to Paris accord in meeting with Kerry

Apr. 07, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi told U.S. climate envoy John Kerry that India was committed to meeting its climate change pledges, and Kerry said the U.S. would support those goals with affordable access to green technologies and financing. India's...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...