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Repsol is first oil major to pledge zero emissions by 2050

by James Herron, Bloomberg Repsol SA embarked on the most ambitious attempt yet by an oil major to align itself with the Paris climate goals, saying it will eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations and its customers by 2050. The Spanish giant’s exploration and production unit will focus on value instead of […]

5 reasons why the Paris Agreement is a joke (and how we can fix It)

by Sasja Beslik March 18, 2019 on Medium here The Paris climate agreement is a joke. And I should know — I was there when it was drafted. Three and a half years ago, I was one of the hundreds of politicians and heads of industry who convened in Paris with a singular goal: Devise a plan […]

Michigan cities taking charge on climate

by Emma Winowiecki & Rebecca Williams, Michigan Radio When President Donald Trump announced in 2017 that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement, cities across the country declared that they would uphold the goals of the accord on their own. Two years later, a handful of Michigan cities have plans in place […]

Six of the G7 commit to climate action. Trump wouldn’t even join conversation

by Staff, InsideClimate News President Donald Trump’s disdain for action on climate change, along with his trade demands and behavior, left the United States estranged from its closest allies following the weekend summit of the Group of Seven major industrial democracies. Trump skipped the G7’s formal discussions on the global warming crisis. And in the […]

Hydrofluorocarbons as coolants in refrigerators

Court ruling on HFCS deals another blow to Paris climate goals

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News The federal appeals court’s ruling this week striking down an Obama-era rule on air conditioning and refrigeration gases deals another significant blow to hopes of the U.S. reaching its target under the Paris climate accord. The 2015 rule would have restricted the manufacturing of products containing hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. It […]

Hundreds of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump to Uphold Paris Climate Deal

By Merrit Kennedy, NPR Hundreds of businesses such as Starbucks, General Mills and Hewlett Packard are asking President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on U.S. commitments to combat climate change. They argue it’s good for business. Trump has threatened to scrap the Paris agreement and invest in the “low carbon economy at home and abroad.” […]

Month of unprecedented global cooperation on climate change

October has been a remarkable month for global cooperation on climate change mitigation.  Three landmark agreements illustrate a new willingness to work together to tackle the problem. October 5th: Paris Agreement reached threshold to take effect November 4th October 6th: New accord to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from aviation established October 15th: Deal to phase out […]

American climate attitudes, global response, and what works

The Climate Center (CCP) has operated for years on the premise that local control of energy resources is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. This is specifically because of the uncertainty of action at the federal level as the political tables turn at election times. CCP has coupled this tactic with a […]