Tag Archives: climate change

Decarbonization of CA buildings: what does 2022 hold for us?

Incentives and TECH offers are available today, with at least 40% of program benefits directed to low-income and historically disadvantaged communities. Although important, the current funding for the program is just the beginning. It will take a lot more to completely transform the market, because the $2 billion California Solar …

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World finances its own destruction with $1.8 billion in subsidies: study

LONDON – The world must cut US$1.8 trillion (S$2.4 trillion) from annual environmentally-destroying subsidies by 2030 to “fund a net-zero global economy”, a study has found. carried out Thursday, February 17 by groups of companies, in particular that founded by the magnate Richard Branson. The report, estimating the value of …

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Catalyst grants support key steps towards sustainability and justice

Five catalyst grants newly awarded by the Graham Sustainability Institute will fund projects designed to advance potential infrastructure solutions in the areas of energy, transportation and the built environment. The projects will facilitate adaptation to climate change, test products aimed at reducing carbon emissions and promote equity and justice in …

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Dominguez points to role of tax advisers in increased government borrowing

FINANCIAL SECRETARY CARLOS G. DOMINGUEZ III The effective value-added tax (VAT) tax rate in 2021 was significantly lower than the posted rate of 12%, reflecting tax avoidance strategies provided by tax advisers, said Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. He said in a statement on Thursday that reduced tax revenues …

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US House China competition bill to pass this week

The Chinese and American flags are printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced a multibillion-dollar bill aimed at increasing U.S. competitiveness with China …

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Union budget, a pro-development and inclusive budget: Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal hailed the Union budget as a pro-development and inclusive budget which will contribute immensely to the growth of the Indian economy. The Minister also welcomed the special announcement made for the North East region – through the empowerment of the North …

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U.S. crop insurance payments rise sharply as climate change worsens droughts and floods

An aerial view shows agricultural fields as California faces its worst drought since 1977, in Mundo, California, U.S. July 4, 2021. Drone photo taken REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 27 (Reuters) – Insurance payments to U.S. farmers for crops lost to droughts and …

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Redefining cities in 2022, making federal and financial changes, not just criticizing urban structures

Nations debate issues of climate change and pandemic response among other things, but ultimately it is cities that have the unenviable task of executing the ambitious agendas put in place by national elites. Cities find themselves overwhelmed and crippled to keep these promises because of the following factors. First, the …

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Coastal protection across South Africa receives $ 1.2 million boost

Projects range from foreshore rip-rap at Moonta Bay as well as a foreshore cladding wall at Smoky Bay, to concept plans and consultation for a marine pool at Hallett Cove. Environment and Water Minister David Speirs said the grants will enable 13 projects worth $ 2.3 million to tackle the …

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‘The goalposts must stop moving’: call for stability from UK campaign for green houses | Energetic efficiency

Richard Derrington was one of the first people to apply for a high-profile government grant to decarbonize his home, a cottage in the Cotswolds, and help the UK meet its goal of being net zero by 2050. His speed of execution counted little as he faced months of delays, bureaucracy …

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Holding the beef: McDonald’s avoids bold step it must take to cut emissions | Environment

EEvery year, McDonald’s buys up to 1.9 billion pounds of beef that it packages into patties for millions of Happy Meals, Quarter Pounders, Big Macs, Triple Cheeseburgers and other popular beef sandwiches served around the world. The huge volume of meat forces the company and its suppliers to slaughter north …

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Africa must push for measurable climate goals based on Africa’s development needs

“Today we agreed… to phase out and rationalize inefficient fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term while providing targeted support to the poorest. “ No, this is not a quote from the new ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ agreed at the climate summit last month, but an agreement in 2009 – 12 …

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Big Oil’s Pivotal to Carbon Capture / Storage, As It Keeps Drilling, Not a Climate Solution | Opinion

By June Sekera and Neva Goodwin After decades of casting doubt on climate change and its causes, the fossil fuel industry is now moving towards a new strategy: presenting itself as the source of solutions. This repositioning includes rebranding as “carbon management industry”. This strategic pivot was exposed at the …

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Boris Johnson’s tree planting strategy ‘on fire’ as UK spends six times more on Drax power plant

Ministers have been accused of not having a “common strategy” on forests because one ministry spends six times more on a wood-fired power plant than another on tree planting. Annual grants for the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, a former coal-fired power station that now runs on ‘biomass’ made …

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Factbox: Main political objectives of the partners of the German coalition | World news

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leaders of three German parties were due to present an agreement on Wednesday to form a coalition government that will see Social Democrat Olaf Scholz replace conservative Angela Merkel as chancellor. A press conference was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the end of a final round …

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Federal Electric Car Tax Credits In 2021 Can Save You Thousands

Climate change and electric vehicles: how will future cars stem global warming? Electric vehicles have become a fashionable trend. But how much better for the environment than standard gasoline or diesel cars? Just the FAQ, USA TODAY Car buying is going downhill right now. Chip shortages have led to a …

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U.S. commitment on climate change is tested in Senate with global impact, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

Washington: After talking about climate rhetoric at UN talks in Scotland, Biden administration is now testing whether a divided US can walk on climate: pushing massive investment for a new era of clean energy across the narrowest margins of the Senate. The House passed a roughly $ 2 trillion climate …

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‘Phasing out’ of coal from US-Chinese declaration at COP26, unfair criticism of India, officials say | India News

NEW DELHI: Seeking to counter criticism from developed countries that India is the last-minute spoiler at the recent COP26 regarding “phasing out coal,” senior officials rebuffed the comments, saying they were misinformed and unfair. The term “gradual reduction”, which replaced “phase-out”, of coal emissions was taken from the US-China statement …

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Grants from the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Second Round of Competitive Grants and the opening of a new round of grants. The Foundation is committed to supporting connections and practical cooperation with China and to engaging Australia’s diverse community. The Foundation grants are …

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EU, US face tough road to tackle China’s dirty steel – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The EU and the US want to ally against China’s coal-fired blast furnaces in a green steel alliance – but no one knows how that will happen. The united front proposal against Beijing was a keystone of the steel tariff truce concluded between …

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Editorial | Schumer must stop fossil fuel subsidies

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York This week, Governor Hochul showed what climate leadership looks like, dealing a blow to the fossil fuel industry by blocking proposed fracking gas power plants …

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Divestment from fossil fuels accelerates in philanthropy

A movement to divest from fossil fuels is gaining support among foundations as activists demand that funding be diverted from coal, oil and natural gas. The activists’ call to the charitable world is simple: Ditch fossil fuels and direct your investments to climate-friendly businesses and funds. The global divestment campaign …

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FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration’s Roadmap to Building an Economy Resilient to the Impacts of Climate Change

Agency actions will protect pension plans, homeowners, consumers, businesses and supply chains, workers and the federal government from the financial risks of climate change Today, the Biden-Harris administration released a comprehensive government-wide strategy to measure, disclose, manage and mitigate the systemic risks that climate change poses to families, businesses and …

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US pledges $ 10 billion to boost UN food initiative

The United States of America has pledged $ 10 billion to end hunger and poverty, ensure gender equality and limit the climate crisis, strengthening the United Nations initiative to improve global food systems. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the fund at the first United Nations Food Systems Summit …

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Three Ways WFP is Helping Revitalize Food Systems in East Africa: The World Food Program lives and breathes food systems through its work in East Africa – Ethiopia

The world’s food systems are deeply flawed. These flaws affect us all, but they mostly affect the more than 811 million people who go to bed hungry every night. The very existence of millions of hungry people is a clear sign that our food systems are not functioning well enough. …

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Is climate change coming to my coffee? that wakes us up

For the publisher: You saw some topical photos of these cute Australian koalas with scorched fur and paws, and you were sad. Then you skipped the article about how all these immigrants come here because climate change has put local agriculture at risk and therefore their livelihoods. You were so …

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Could climate change trigger a financial crisis?

Sep 4, 2021 IN LAST YEARS regulators have begun to warn of the threat climate change poses to the stability of the financial system. Following its strategic review in July, the European Central Bank (BCE) develop a “climate change action plan”. Mark Carney, the former Governor of the Bank of …

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New York offshore wind terminal raises public funds

New York State has applied for the US Department of Transportation’s Port Infrastructure Development Grant program to support construction of the Arthur Kill Terminal on Staten Island. Arthur Kill Terminal will be an offshore wind energy assembly and assembly port built on an undeveloped 32-acre site through a partnership between …

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Biden’s New Chinese Doctrine | The Economist

July 17, 2021 OLONG PTIMISTS hoped that China’s welcome into the global economy would make it a “responsible stakeholder” and lead to political reform. As president, Donald Trump called this weak. Today, Joe Biden converts Trumpian exaltation into a doctrine that pits America against China, a struggle between rival political …

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Ocean in the spotlight again after pandemic disruption

The world cannot afford to delay further action to protect the ocean, governments and environmentalists agreed this month at a series of United Nations conferences. They called for “transformative” and actionable solutions in the wake of delays and cancellations caused by last year’s pandemic. the un Sustainable Development Goal 14 …

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SEC subpoena American Electric Power for House Bill 6 documents

More: Mike DeWine’s calendars reveal meetings with AEP leaders and AEP-backed black money group in the final weeks of DeWine’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign American Electric Power revealed yesterday that it received a subpoena from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to search for documents related to House Bill 6, …

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Wanted: A Resilience Czar for the US Government

Everyone knows the “black swans” – extreme and one-off events that are impossible to predict. Think of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that started World War I or the stock market crash of 1987, which set a record for one-day price cuts. But what about the risks that surround …

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Fiftieth birthday of a loser

Fifty years ago, last Saturday, May 1, Amtrak operated its first passenger trains, a fact that President Biden celebrated a early day. Biden wants people to think Amtrak is successful enough to merit $ 80 billion in additional funding. But the reality is, it’s just a big loser. Rail fans …

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