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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 3, 2021, 11am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rolled back Trump administration reductions of auto emission standards enacted by the Trump administration, and is taking first steps toward a new emissions agreement with automakers.
The Washington Post
April 27, 2021, 7am PDT
The company's proposed $100 billion carbon capture project would require a "large-scale" public-private partnership and could capture up to 100 million tons of carbon per year.
Houston Chronicle
April 22, 2021, 12pm PDT
At the "Leaders Summit on Climate" today, President Joe Biden has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by 50-52 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.
USA Today
April 12, 2021, 12pm PDT
One form of climate action gained major momentum in Europe over the weekend.
Reuters
April 11, 2021, 9am PDT
In the works since 1999, the Centennial Project by Tejon Ranch Co. seemed to have cleared its final hurdle in 2018, but a Los Angeles County court ruling has created another hurdle for the sprawling development.
Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2021, 9am PDT
With ridership at record lows and agencies struggling to stay afloat, public transit around the world will need robust investment to recover after the pandemic.
The New York Times
April 8, 2021, 8am PDT
With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.
Greater Greater Washington
April 6, 2021, 12pm PDT
An online calculator helps companies determine the broader impacts of their decisions to continue working remotely or return to the office.
Bloomberg CityLab
April 6, 2021, 10am PDT
The two states both approved measures that will set VMT reduction goals and create enforcement mechanisms to promote more climate-friendly policies.
State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI)
March 25, 2021, 1pm PDT
A historic ruling in Canada allows the federal government to supersede the efforts of provinces in fighting the causes of climate change.
The Star
March 25, 2021, 9am PDT
The city's new transportation plan focuses on eliminating carbon emissions in its transportation sector, reducing congestion, and boosting public transit.
The Seattle Times
March 24, 2021, 11am PDT
The Senate Majority Leader's plan would pump more than $50 billion into direct incentives for consumers, manufacturers, and property owners.
The Verge
March 22, 2021, 12pm PDT
The newly released Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure shifts the state's transportation priorities to focus on clean energy and livability.
Streetsblog California
March 10, 2021, 10am PST
The dramatic reductions in carbon emissions during the last year only highlight how drastically humans must change behavior to meet climate goals.
Los Angeles Times
March 9, 2021, 9am PST
Climate-friendly government policies and recent investments by energy companies are accelerating the growth of renewables.
Bloomberg
March 9, 2021, 8am PST
A new pilot program in Santa Monica aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a testing ground for new technologies.
Smart Cities Dive
February 21, 2021, 5am PST
The YouTube channel Engineering Explained takes on one of the big questions in a post-fossil-fuel transportation future.
Engineering Explained
February 17, 2021, 10am PST
The organization claims the standards used by cities are consistent and capture the most policy-relevant emissions.
ICLEI USA
February 16, 2021, 11am PST
New Zealand’s Climate Change Commission, He Pou a Rangi ("a Pillar of the Sky"), recently released a Draft Advice for Consultation Report that describes necessary steps to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change.
He Pou a Rangi Draft Advice for Consultation
February 12, 2021, 6am PST
An initiative to promote pedestrian-oriented infrastructure investments in Washington state highlights the lessons that policymakers can learn from people who rely on walking and public transit.
The Seattle Times