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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The decrease in U.S. economic activity during the pandemic year of 2020 reduced the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 10.3 percent.
Rhodium Group
December 21, 2020, 8am PST
Twelve northeastern states and D.C. are expected to sign a new cap-and-investment scheme designed to lower emissions from transportation.
The Boston Globe
December 10, 2020, 9am PST
The announcement this week that the state of New York's employee pension fund would divest from fossil fuel industries sent shockwaves through the industry and the environmentalism movement this week.
The New York Times
Blog post
November 24, 2020, 8am PST
Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S, making President-elect Biden’s choice for Transportation Secretary—and the department’s policies on emissions, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles—critical.
Robert Fischer
November 5, 2020, 6am PST
An even set in motion years ago by the Trump administration came to fruition on November 4 while most Americans were paying attention to the election.
The Washington Post
October 29, 2020, 11am PDT
It's been 50 years since researchers at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. warned the automakers about the effects of auto emissions on the planet's climate.
E&E News
October 27, 2020, 9am PDT
A comprehensive review of the 100 largest cities in the United States shows which mayors have followed up on pledges to cut carbon emissions.
Brookings
August 10, 2020, 10am PDT
The short-term environmental effects of the pandemic economic downturn are clear in the amount of carbon emissions that have been removed from the economy. The long-term effects, however, are subject to a number of contingencies.
Taking Stock 2020: The COVID-19 Edition
July 30, 2020, 10am PDT
Minnesota utility company Xcel Energy plans to close four coal plants by 2030 and fully switch to renewable energy sources by 2050.
MinnPost
June 28, 2020, 7am PDT
It’s time to harness technology for cleaner, healthier, and safer cities.
CNU Public Square
Blog post
June 3, 2020, 12pm PDT
As the world rebounds from the first wave of coronavirus, and countries around the globe prepare to spend trillions of dollars for stimulus, should the funds be earmarked to flatten the climate curve?
Robert Fischer
May 20, 2020, 8am PDT
A recently published study predicts a 4 to 7 percent decline in greenhouse gas emissions for 2020 compared to 2019.
The Washington Post
April 28, 2020, 7am PDT
The planning legacy of Hurricane Harvey is becoming more clear in Houston, after the city released its first-ever Houston Climate Action Plan, just months after releasing the Resilient Houston plan.
Houston Chronicle
March 24, 2020, 10am PDT
An executive order ramps up the effort to lower emissions in the state, much of which come from transportation.
Bike Portland
February 23, 2020, 5am PST
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
The City Fix
February 6, 2020, 10am PST
Cities in the South are facing a multitude of climate change impacts, but many have been slow to respond to the growing threats.
The State
November 5, 2019, 12pm PST
Multiple sources analyze the green credentials of the campaign platforms of the remaining field of Democrats vying for the highest office in the land and find one conspicuous absence: plans for reducing driving.
Transportation for America
October 6, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is considering a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even more by aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050.
The Star
October 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report details steps the city can take to help prevent climate change and protect its most vulnerable residents.
NOLA.com
August 12, 2019, 10am PDT
Not urban land use, but in the literal sense: land used to produce food, graze livestock, supply drinking water, grow trees, and sequester carbon. As the climate warms and the population grows, crop yields will decrease and land will be degraded.
The Washington Post