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Shell confirms plan to appeal landmark Dutch climate ruling

Reuters
LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Tuesday confirmed it will appeal a Dutch court ruling ordering the energy company to accelerate its carbon emission reduction target. Shell had previously said it will appeal the May 26 ruling ordering it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45%......

Could the voting rights fight hinder climate and energy policies?

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We’re really happy that President Biden is elevating these issues and with that speech, not just outlining what the issues are … but also talking about what the solutions are,” said Justin Kwasa, who heads LCV’s voting rights project. Communities......

CO2 emissions set to hit record levels in 2023 and there’s ‘no clear peak in sight,’ IEA says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Power plant querbeet | E+ | Getty Images Only a small chunk of governments’ recovery spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been allocated to clean energy measures, according to the International Energy Agency, with the Paris-based organization forecasting......

Carbon capture is expected to play a pivotal role in the race to net zero emissions. But not everyone agrees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A detail of the pilot carbon dioxide (CO2) capture plant is pictured at Amager Bakke waste incinerator in Copenhagen on June 24, 2021. IDA GULDBAEK ARENTSEN | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Carbon capture technology is often held up......

Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

@BreaknNews
ST. HELENA, Calif. — Last September, a wildfire tore through one of Dario Sattui’s Napa Valley wineries, destroying millions of dollars in property and equipment, along with 9,000 cases of wine. November brought a second disaster: Mr. Sattui realized the precious crop of cabernet grapes that survived the fire had......

Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

@BreaknNews
ST. HELENA, Calif. — Last September, a wildfire tore through one of Dario Sattui’s Napa Valley wineries, destroying millions of dollars in property and equipment, along with 9,000 cases of wine. November brought a second disaster: Mr. Sattui realized the precious crop of cabernet grapes that survived the fire had......

Floods Thrust Climate Change to Center of German Campaign as Toll Mounts

@BreaknNews
BERLIN — With the death toll surpassing 160 and rescue efforts intensifying, the once-in-a-millennium floods that ravaged Germany and much of Western Europe this week had by Saturday thrust the issue of climate change to the center of Germany’s politics and its campaign for pivotal elections this fall that will......

Floods Thrust Climate Change to Center of German Campaign as Toll Mounts

@BreaknNews
BERLIN — With the death toll surpassing 160 and rescue efforts intensifying, the once-in-a-millennium floods that ravaged Germany and much of Western Europe this week had by Saturday thrust the issue of climate change to the center of Germany’s politics and its campaign for pivotal elections this fall that will......

‘It Is All Connected’: Extreme Weather in the Age of Climate Change

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The images from Germany are startling and horrifying: houses, shops and streets in the picturesque cities and villages along the Ahr and other rivers violently washed away by fast-moving floodwaters. The flooding was caused by a storm that......

How Senate Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget addresses climate change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and President Joe Biden arrive at the U.S. Capitol for a Senate Democratic luncheon on July 14, 2021. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats have......

BOJ cuts growth forecast, unveils outline of climate scheme

Reuters
A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon BOJ keeps interest rate targets unchanged BOJ cuts growth forecast for FY2021, keeps recovery view BOJ to offer zero-interest, long-term funds under climate......

Fed Chair Powell grilled by grouchy senators over inflation and climate change, even as economy rebounds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An economic rebound, rising wages and declining unemployment claims weren’t enough to spare Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Thursday from gripes in the Senate. During testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Democrats grilled Powell over the central bank’s support......

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