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Biden Casts America as Climate Leader and Promises a ‘Low-Carbon Future’

By Lisa Friedman and Jim Tankersley Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Biden appeared before an overflowing United Nations convention on Friday to reclaim America’s role as a leader on climate change and to stress a renewed U.S. commitment to stop the planet from catastrophic warming.

11/11/22
                                                               

Biden pushes to require big federal contractors to cut climate pollution

Maxine Joselow Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

Federal suppliers would also have to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and the climate change risks they face under the proposed rule.

11/11/22
                                                               

Nations converge to address climate change

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Sayed Sheasha/Reuters

World leaders will gather in Egypt next week to confront climate change at a moment of colliding crises: a war in Europe that has upended energy markets, rising global inflation, deep political divisions in many countries and tension between the world’s two greatest polluters, China and the United States.

11/04/22
                                                               

See everything the White House wanted, and everything it got

By Aatish Bhatia, Francesca Paris and Margot Sanger-Katz

The first two years of the Biden administration have included huge legislative victories: a major bipartisan infrastructure deal, a technology bill, a veterans’ health bill, a gun safety bill, and a package of new investments in climate and health care.

10/20/22
                                                               

Federal government fires up website all about heat

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Nathan Howard/Associated Press

The Biden administration unveiled a website on Tuesday to help Americans stay safe from extreme heat, as scorching temperatures continued to grip portions of the country…

07/26/22
                                                               

Which elected leaders should do more on climate?

By Mira Rojanasakul and Catrin Einhorn Photo: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

It’ll take some time to understand how Americans view last week’s collapse of climate legislation in Congress, but previous data holds some clues. When asked which elected officials should do more on climate, Americans point to Congress, according to recent surveys by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

07/19/22
                                                               

Top Biden aide prods big tech to crack down on climate misinformation

By Ben Geman Photo: Axios

Gina McCarthy, President Biden’s top domestic climate adviser, said tech companies should do more to prevent the spread of inaccurate information about climate change and clean energy.

06/09/22
                                                               

Biden to pause new solar tariffs as White House encourages adoption

By Ana Swanson, David Gelles and Jim Tankersley Photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The Commerce Department had been considering whether to impose the tariffs as part of a trade case against Chinese companies.

06/06/22
                                                               

Biden to invoke Defense Production Act for clean energy

By Ben Geman and Andrew Freedman Photo: Justin Merriman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden will shield solar project developers from the costs of potential trade penalties and offer new federal support for domestic panel manufacturing, the White House said Monday.

06/06/22
                                                               

Strengthening Blue Carbon Solutions in US Ocean Policy

By Anne Christianson Photo: Ullstein Bild & Others , Getty Images

Nature is increasingly recognized as foundational to climate action, especially the push to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels in order to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. The climate mitigation and adaptation benefits of blue carbon—carbon stored in marine ecosystems—is a growing part of U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate dialogues. However, not all blue carbon “solutions” are created equal.

06/06/22