The U.S. and EU are headed in different directions with tariffs, including on steel.
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Both sides have reason to find common ground, says a group of energy and climate policy analysts.
The dust has settled on COP26 and one of the summit’s few achievements looks decidedly less impressive.
Delegates having worked on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement pose for a photo in Glasgow on Nov. 13, 2021.
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COP26 saw progress and announcements, but the commitments made by states — in addition to having to pass the test of implementation —fall far short of what the science requires.
Uncertainty about carbon market rules will be problematic for New Zealand, given its reliance on overseas carbon trading to meet its new climate pledge.
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An emissions trading scheme is New Zealand’s main policy to tackle climate change. But to bring down emissions quickly enough, other policies will need to transform transport and agriculture.
History shows how the states and territories can step into a policy breach when the federal government fails. It’s time they band together on electric vehicles.
Australia is on track to meet its 2030 Paris climate targets without resorting to carryover credits, with the aid of the recently-announced technology roadmap, according to projections to be released on Thursday.
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Slashing carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 will depend on using the UK’s infrastructure strategy effectively.
Making the solutions cheaper – rather than the problems more expensive – could reduce emissions more fairly.
Carbon offsetting is better regulated than it once was, but it’s no solution to the climate crisis.
Carbon accounting isn’t always simple, so it’s important to make it easier to measure and reduce emissions at the local level. And that’s ultimately the starting point for global climate action.
When polling resumes after the summer, Scott Morrison may be surprised by the public’s assessment of his government’s handling of the bushfires.
There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
Activists protest outside of COP25 climate talks in Madrid, Dec. 14, 2019.
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Activists wanted nations to make bigger climate commitments at the Madrid COP-25 meeting, but the meeting’s real goal was agreeing on rules for pricing carbon pollution.
Smoke from a coal-fired Beijing power plant that closed in 2017 as part of China’s transition to cleaner energy.
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The United Nations is calling on world governments to step up action against climate change. Can China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, fulfill its pledges?
President George H.W. Bush (right) fishing on the Kennebunk River in Maine, Aug. 27, 1990.
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George H.W. Bush, who pledged to be ‘the environmental president,’ took a market-based approach to pollution control that helped clear the air. Now some experts think it could work on climate change.
New Zealand’s emission reduction target for 2030 is to bring emissions to 30% below 2005 levels, and to be carbon neutral by 2050.
With consultation underway to improve the New Zealand emissions trading scheme, experts argue that a reserve price on emissions units could help rebuild confidence in low-emission investment.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg have been forced to back down on plans to legislate emissions reductions for the electricity sector.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned the emissions-reduction component of his signature energy policy, in the latest chapter of a brutal decade-long saga for Australian climate policy.
No about-face: Barnaby Joyce (left) may have gone to the backbench, but his successor Michael McCormack looks set to keep his climate views aflame.
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Barnaby Joyce had a long history of opposing climate action. His successor Michael McCormack seems to think the same way, despite climate being a growing threat to the Nationals’ rural voters.
The new energy policy could potentially function to preserve black coal’s place in the energy mix.
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The National Energy Guarantee proposal seems geared towards locking in the status quo rather than driving the much-needed energy transition.
The Chinese national flag flames in front of a building barely visible due to heavy smog in Beijing.
While China launches its new energy market, Australia is still lagging behind in implementing a mechanism to control carbon emissions