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California Unveils Roadmap to No New Gas Cars by 2035

California Unveils Roadmap to No New Gas Cars by 2035

California has put forward a plan to phase out new sales of gas-powered cars by 2035. Regulatory agency the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced a proposal Wednesday that would mandate that 35 percent of new cars sold in the state be battery or hydrogen powered by 2026. This would propel the state towards the goal of ending new sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. 

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    Renewables Surpass Coal in Both the U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts

    Renewables Surpass Coal in Both the U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts

    By Fino Menezes April 2020 was the first month ever that renewables generated more electricity than thermal coal in the United States every single day, while across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom’s rapid decarbonization of its electricity grid has achieved another significant milestone – completing a whole month (30 days) without coal power for the […]

    Fed’s Corporate Debt-Buying Could Mean Billion-Dollar Big Oil Bailout

    Fed’s Corporate Debt-Buying Could Mean Billion-Dollar Big Oil Bailout

    By Jessica Corbett As calls for a People’s Bailout in response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to grow across the United States, a new analysis warns that the country’s Big Oil companies “stand to reap yet another billion dollar bailout” thanks to the Federal Reserve’s plans to buy up to $750 billion in corporate debt. […]

    Methane Levels Dramatically Increase

    Methane Levels Dramatically Increase

    Methane levels in the atmosphere experienced a dramatic rise in 2019, preliminary data released Sunday shows. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that methane levels increased by 11.54 parts per billion (ppb) in 2019 over 2018 levels, the largest increase since 2014. “Last year’s jump in methane is one of the biggest we’ve seen […]

    Gas Explosion in Nigeria Leaves 15 Dead, More Than 50 Buildings Damaged

    Gas Explosion in Nigeria Leaves 15 Dead, More Than 50 Buildings Damaged

    At least 15 people died in a gas explosion in Lagos, Nigeria Sunday morning. More than 50 buildings were damaged in the blast, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) acting coordinator in Lagos Ibrahim Farinloye told reporters, as The Vanguard reported. One of the buildings was the Bethlehem Girls College, and at least 60 injured students […]

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    The UK Could Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales in 12 Years

    Britain announced that it will ban sales of new diesel and gasoline powered cars in 15 years last week. That was five years earlier than expected, but necessary for the UK to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office, as CNN reported. The UK’s Transportation […]