climate change

House Democrats’ climate plan calls for 100 percent EV sales by 2035

Stefani Reynolds via Getty Images House Democrats want to eliminate the US economy’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Two ways they hope to achieve this are: reaching 100 percent electric vehicle sales by 2035 and 100 percent clean electricity by 2040. Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Kathy Castor released a 538-page plan outlining …

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Amazon invests $2 billion in its clean energy fund

Chesnot via Getty Images Amazon is committing $2 billion to companies developing clean energy technology with its Climate Pledge Fund, the company announced Tuesday. The fund is one facet of Amazon’s Climate Pledge, which aims to eliminate the company’s net carbon emissions by 2040. While it’s perhaps another step in the right direction, the fund …

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Union rep apparently threatens coronavirus infections to stop clean energy rule

Enlarge / Power lines run through a national park in San Luis Obsispo, California. George Rose/Getty Images There’s a battle raging in California over the future of natural gas. Environmentalists want building codes to encourage new buildings to be electrically heated in order to reduce carbon emissions. Natural gas utilities and labor unions representing their …

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