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World's first hydrogen-powered commercial ferry to run on San Francisco Bay, and it's free to ride

Jul. 12, 2024 23:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial passenger ferry will start operating on San Francisco Bay as part of plans to phase out diesel-powered vessels and reduce planet-warming carbon emissions, California officials said Friday, demonstrating the ship. ...

House backs bills to roll back energy efficiency standards for refrigerators, dishwashers

Jul. 09, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday approved two bills rolling back Energy Department efficiency standards on refrigerators and dishwashers. Republicans called the Biden administration rules expensive and impractical, while Democrats defended them as a way for consumers...

June sizzles to 13th straight monthly heat record. String may end soon, but dangerous heat won't

Jul. 07, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

Earth's more than year-long streak of record-shattering hot months kept on simmering through June, according to the European climate service Copernicus. There's hope that the planet will soon see an end to the record-setting part of the heat streak, but not the climate chaos that has...

New panel charged with helping Massachusetts meet its renewable energy goals

Jul. 05, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey announced the formation this week of a new panel charged with guiding the state’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The Energy Transformation Advisory Board includes representatives of labor, business, finance and...

Gassy cows and pigs will face a carbon tax in Denmark, a world first

Jun. 26, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will tax livestock farmers for the greenhouse gases emitted by their cows, sheep and pigs from 2030, the first country to do so as it targets a major source of methane emissions, one of the most potent gases contributing to global warming. The...

Massachusetts Senate approves bill to expand reliance on renewable energy

Jun. 25, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Tuesday aimed at expanding the adoption of renewable energy in a bid to help Massachusetts meet its climate goals, including reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Supporters say the proposal will help lower...

Midwestern carbon dioxide pipeline project gets approval in Iowa, but still has a long way to go

Jun. 25, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

Iowa public utility regulators on Tuesday approved a controversial carbon dioxide pipeline for transporting emissions of the climate-warming greenhouse gas for storage underground in a win for Summit Carbon Solutions' project after setbacks in other states and opposition from landowners around the...

Officials announce two new carbon removal sites in northwest Louisiana

Jun. 24, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Louisiana officials announced on Monday two new projects that are expected to remove hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year and store it deep underground. The new sites...

Converting cow manure to fuel is growing climate solution, but critics say communities put at risk

Jun. 14, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

PIXLEY, Calif. (AP) — The stench of cow feces, urine and ammonia forces residents to keep windows and doors closed in parts of California's farming country. Some people constantly run air purifiers at home to counter the smell and, they say, fight off air-related ailments. "We...

Operations of the hotly contested East Coast natural gas pipeline can begin, regulators say

Jun. 11, 2024 23:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A hotly contested East Coast natural gas pipeline was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start operating, six years after construction began at more than double its original estimated cost. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the 303-mile...