Latest Emissions reduction News

New Mexico rules could lead to big changes in oil industry

Jun. 12, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — So how does New Mexico’s new regulations on methane emission reduction affect Lea County? Energy experts and elected officials tell the Hobbs News-Sun the damage could be drastic. The state Oil Conservation Division issued new...

Report finds Maryland underestimated landfill emissions

Jun. 10, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

Maryland officials significantly underestimated how much carbon dioxide and methane leaked from municipal landfills over the past 15 years, according to the findings of an environmental group’s study. The Maryland Department of the Environment confirmed the...

Eying deal, GM softens on tough standards for car pollution

Jun. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest automaker said Wednesday it can support greenhouse gas emissions limits that other car manufacturers negotiated with California — if they are achieved mostly by promoting sales of fully electric vehicles. It is a new stance for...

Cooper seeks to ignite NC wind projects, sets power goal

Jun. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled more efforts on Wednesday to boost development of generating wind turbine energy off the North Carolina coast over the next two decades. The governor issued an executive order directing his Commerce Department to create a...

Washington utility inks deal to buy Montana wind power

Jun. 02, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Puget Sound Energy announced Wednesday an agreement to buy power from an eastern Montana wind farm as the Washington state utility that co-owns the Colstrip power plant seeks to reduce its carbon emissions. PSE signed a 20-year agreement with a...

Advocates hopeful climate bill can pass Oregon Legislature

Jun. 02, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon would adopt one of the country’s most ambitious timelines for eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from its power grid under a bill being considered by the Legisltature this year. House Bill 2021 — a product of negotiations between the...

Nations begin 3 weeks of grueling climate talks online

May. 31, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials from around the globe begin three weeks of grueling climate talks Monday that will involve grappling with a number of thorny political issues without the benefit of face-to-face meetings, due to pandemic restrictions. The U.N. climate office in...

Australian teenagers lose bid to block coal mine expansion

May. 27, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A group of eight Australian teenage environmentalists lost their court bid Thursday to force the federal government to ban a coal mine expansion. But their lawyer claimed victory in the Federal Court's ruling that the government has a duty to...

Volcano erupts in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain

May. 26, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A volcanic eruption in Alaska's Aleutian Islands chain sent an ash cloud into the air that remained visible on satellite images hours later but the threat level after the late Tuesday explosive blast was reduced as activity quieted, the Alaska Volcano Observatory...

Court orders Royal Dutch Shell to cut net emissions by 45%

May. 26, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activism groups, which hailed the decision as a victory for the planet. The...