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Michigan governor releases plan draft for carbon neutrality

Jan. 20, 2022 12:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to confront climate change, a draft of a state plan says. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer committed Michigan to the 2050...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia need oil but eye clean energy

Jan. 18, 2022 20:32 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A delegation led by South Korea’s president visiting Saudi Arabia inked a preliminary deal Tuesday to explore a project to develop a potentially cleaner form of energy. The development comes even as Saudi Arabia remains South Korea’s top supplier of crude oil. ...

Official: Japan hopes to lead Asian zero-emissions push

Jan. 18, 2022 06:45 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will gradually phase out coal plants over the next two decades while developing new technologies to reduce, capture and utilize carbon, Environment Minister Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi said Tuesday. Yamaguchi said in an interview with The Associated Press that Japan hopes...

Alibaba to grow Southeast Asia e-commerce arm to $100b

Dec. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Alibaba this week revealed an ambitious vision to grow its Southeast Asian e-commerce business to $100 billion in transacted sales as well as a pledge to reach carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030. China's largest e-commerce company unveiled its vision...

EU faces nuclear rift in decision on energy funds, future

Dec. 17, 2021 07:41 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of the European Union’s two most important nations faced reporters together during a joint news conference early Friday, a show of unity at the end of the EU's final summit of the year. Then two words - “nuclear energy” - intervened. ...

Biden order would make US government carbon neutral by 2050

Dec. 08, 2021 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order to make the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050, aiming for a 65% reduction in planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and an all-electric fleet of car and trucks five years later. The White...

Boise officials want to increase geothermal heating

Nov. 26, 2021 13:12 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The city of Boise is looking to expand its geothermal heating system by 40% as part of a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The city pumps 250 gallons (946 liters) of geothermal water to 96 buildings through 21 miles of pipes (34 kilometers). The...

Consumers Energy to add clean energy from 3 solar projects

Nov. 21, 2021 09:40 AM EST

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan utility says it will add enough renewable energy through three solar projects in 2023 to power nearly 190,000 homes. The projects in the southern-central part of the state are expected to produce 375 megawatts of clean energy, according...

Pipeline would store carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol

Nov. 15, 2021 01:06 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A pipeline aiming to pick up carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants across the Midwest is slated to inject the gas underground in Oliver and Mercer counties, and discussion surrounding the project is heating up. The Midwest Carbon Express...

Russia comes in from cold on climate, launches forest plan

Nov. 09, 2021 13:53 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian island north of Japan has become a testing ground for Moscow's efforts to reconcile its prized fossil fuel industry with the need to do something about climate change. More than two-thirds of Sakhalin Island is forested. With the Kremlin’s...