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Coronavirus set to cause largest ever annual fall in CO2 emissions

The global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold at a staggering pace, decimating lives, livelihoods and the normal functioning of society, as well as interrupting energy demand and CO2 emissions. Previous Carbon Brief analysis showed that the crisis temporarily cut CO2 emissions in China by 25%, with emissions still below normal more than two months after the country entered lockdown. […]

April 13th

US automakers warn Trump: Trashing CAFE emissions rules will actually suck

“Oh, woe! Alas, alack! Please, Mr. Trump, don’t roll back auto emissions rules too much, sir. Just a little bit. That’s all we’re asking.” That’s the message US automakers are sending to Washington these days as the Trump maladministration prepares to release new exhaust emission rules that will take this once great nation back to […]

June 9th

Developed countries have been trying to slash CO2 emissions. It’s working.

The efforts of developing economies to cut carbon dioxide emissions and tackle climate change are beginning to pay off, according to new research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia, with policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency development helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. By Joshua S Hill Cleantechnica […]

March 8th

EVs: Colorado joins push for Zero Emissions Vehicles

Last year, outgoing Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive ordercommitting his state to joining the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) program spearheaded by the California Air Resources Board. The order directed several state agencies to determine what would be necessary to make the CARB plan the law in Colorado. Image by Dustin Cox via Pexels By Steve […]

January 22nd

Trump’s anti-science agenda isn’t just dumb – it’s also illegal

As we begin year three of the Trump presidency, it’s no secret that the administration is hostile to facts. We’ve seen it repeatedly in the environmental space, and as Emily Holden at the Guardian points out, the same politics-over-reality approach is playing out in other areas, from school lunches to sex ed. What Holden doesn’t mention, however, […]

January 18th

It wasn’t the big automakers who pushed Trump’s fuel economy rollback – it was big oil

Yesterday, The New York Times released a report exposing how the oil industry, not the automobile industry, influenced the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back strong fuel efficiency standards introduced under President Obama. Marathon Petroleum, the nation’s biggest oil refiner, along with the Koch network, launched an aggressive, but covert, campaign to keep Americans hooked on their gas-guzzlers. […]

December 14th

Colorado joins California’s CARB low mission vehicle Program (Take THAT, Trump!)

Last spring, when the US Environmental Protection Agency first proposed rolling back the fuel economy standards put in place by the Obama administration on its way out the door, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper saw the handwriting on the wall and decided to take action. He issued an executive order directing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment […]

November 23rd

Automakers agreed to emissions standards when they took bailout money. Now they’re reneging on the deal.

The time for public comment on the Trump maladministration’s plan to roll back fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks has ended. Among the thousands of comments submitted were those from General Motors, Honda, the Alliance of Automobiles Manufacturers, and the Association of Global Automakers. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica The AAM represents the companies that sell […]

November 15th

Auto fuel economy standards: Trump wants you to blow more money on gas ($119 BILLION!)

Last week, the public comment period closed for the Trump administration’s proposed reversal of the hugely popular clean car standards and its parallel attack on the ability of California (and 17 other states representing nearly half of the US auto market) to set more protective standards. By Climate Denier Roundup California officials held a press […]

October 29th

In response to IPCC climate change report, UK looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero

To mark the launch of the UK’s first-ever Green GB & NI Week, the country’s Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has written to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) asking for advice on a range of questions, spurred by the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C which […]

October 15th