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States are moving too slowly to guard the nation’s infrastructure

By Ian Duncan Photo: Kyle Grantham for The Washington Post

Responding to increasingly common extreme weather is a vast undertaking that many state transportation departments are only beginning to tackle.


Biden’s First 100 days: A Climate Resilience Appraisal

By Laurie Schoeman

How has President Biden’s first 100 days in office helped us as we continue through this resilience decade? What’s the very early scorecard on climate change risk disclosures and the financial markets?


What Biden’s Done for the Climate in His First 100 Days

By Heather Hansman

The 46th president made big promises to move the United States toward a carbon-free future. What he’s accomplished so far has been impressive, but can he keep up the momentum?


Biden tax plan replaces U.S. fossil fuel subsidies with clean energy incentives

By Timothy Gardner

 U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday released details of a tax hike proposal that would replace subsidies for fossil fuel companies with incentives for production of clean energy in President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan.


Electric Cars Are Coming. How Long Until They Rule the Road?

By Brad Plumer, Nadja Popovich and Blacki Migliozzi
Around the world, governments and automakers are focused on selling newer, cleaner electric vehicles as a key solution to climate change. Yet it could take years, if not decades, before the technology has a drastic effect on greenhouse gas emissions.

The Auto Industry Bets Its Future on Batteries

By Jack Ewing and Ivan Penn Photo by Gabriela Hasbun

As automakers like General Motors, Volkswagen and Ford Motor make bold promises about transitioning to an electrified, emission-free future, one thing is becoming obvious: They will need a lot of batteries.


The Auto Revolution Is Here

By Shira Ovide Photo by Burton Booz

In the past few weeks, conventional cars have been put on the endangered list. The electric carmaker Tesla turned its first full-year profit in its history. News broke that Hyundai has been negotiating with Apple to manufacture a driverless car. Start-ups like Rivian and Lucid are racing ahead with entirely novel ways to make vehicles. And General Motors said that by 2035, it would stop selling gasoline-powered cars.


E.V.s Force Carmakers to Reinvent the Wheel, and Brakes, and Mirrors

By Stephen Williams

Building electric cars, and repairing them, will require a huge change for the industry and usher in a new automotive era. Taking a cue from its Swedish colleagues at Volvo and the pragmatic views of automotive product planners worldwide, General Motors roiled the international automobile industry last week by proclaiming that all its cars will go pure electric by 2035.



Automakers Drop Efforts to Derail California Climate Rules

By Coral Davenport Photo by Lucy Nicholson

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and several other major automakers said Tuesday they would no longer try to block California from setting its own strict fuel-economy standards, signaling that the auto industry is ready to work with President Biden on his largest effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


GM’s Electric Vehicle Makeover Reverberates Far Beyond Detroit


Beneath a banner proclaiming “Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion,” General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra announced her company’s plan to produce 100 percent electric vehicles by 2035, the most sweeping overhaul of any major global automaker in the history of the industry.