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    Biden Announces Increased Crackdown on Methane Leaks at COP27

    Biden Announces Increased Crackdown on Methane Leaks at COP27

    President Biden, speaking at COP27 Friday, will announce additional efforts to crack down on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. The new rule, supplementing leak detection and monitoring requirements unveiled at COP26, covers wells emitting less than 3 tons of methane per year and requires drillers to address third-party leak reports. Multiple studies have […]

    What the Midterm Results Mean for U.S. Climate Action

    What the Midterm Results Mean for U.S. Climate Action

    When it comes to control of the House and the Senate, the outcome of the 2022 U.S. midterm elections is still unclear. Yet the election sent many positive signals about the importance of climate action for U.S. voters.  A historic environmental bond passed in New York, Senators and House members won races campaigning on their […]

    More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP27

    More Than 600 Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Attend COP27

    At last year’s COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, there were more representatives from the fossil fuel industry, at more than 500, than from any individual country.  At this year’s climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, that number has increased by more than 25 percent. An analysis from Corporate Accountability, Corporate Europe Observatory and Global […]

    France to Require Solar Panels for Large Car Parks

    France to Require Solar Panels for Large Car Parks

    A new law approved by the Senate in France will require car parks that can accommodate 80 or more vehicles to have solar panels. The legislation is part of President Emmanuel Macron’s focus on accelerating the transition to renewable energy in the country. According to the law, car parks with 80 to 400 spaces for […]

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York Voters Approve Historic Environmental Bond Act

    New York state voters have approved the Empire State’s first environmental bond act in nearly 30 years.  The measure — on the ballot as Proposition #1, the “Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022” — will see the state sell $4.2 billion in bonds to fund a response to the […]

    New Gas Infrastructure Is Catastrophic for Climate, Scientists Warn

    New Gas Infrastructure Is Catastrophic for Climate, Scientists Warn

    Global policies and action put the planet on track for temperatures to rise 2.4°C above pre-industrial levels, with the scramble to build new gas infrastructure in the wake of Russia’s war and atrocities in Ukraine exacerbating the crisis, a newly-updated report from Climate Action Tracker warns. “If this were only about replacing the Russian gas, we […]