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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…

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…

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…