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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
                                                               

Biden administration to cut costs for wind and solar energy projects

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Noah Berger/Associated Press

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the government would sharply reduce the fees it charges to companies that operate on public lands.

06/01/22
                                                               

House Republicans to introduce climate change strategy, eye on midterms

By Josh Siegel Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The strategy released by House Republicans contains few new policy ideas and is meant instead to provide a high-level overview of how the party would address the challenges of record-high energy prices worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine while reducing global emissions.

06/01/22
                                                               

Supreme Court allows Biden climate regulations while fight continues

By Robert Barnes and Anna Phillips Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Biden administration, for now, to use a higher estimate for the societal cost of rising greenhouse gases when federal agencies draft regulations.

05/26/22