Draft deal at UN climate talks calls for end to coal use – The Denver Post

By SETH BORENSTEIN, ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL and FRANK JORDANS GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Governments are considering calling for a global end to coal use, according to a draft released Wednesday of the final document expected at the U.N. climate talks. The early version of the document circulating at the negotiations in

Climate change: Australia expects to continue to sell coal ‘for decades into the future’

Australia has said it expects to continue selling coal “decades into the future”. The country is the world’s second largest exporter of thermal coal, which is used in coal-fired power stations. Last week, it failed to add its name to a list of more than 40 countries pledging to phase

Climate change conference 2021: Jacinda Ardern on low emissions, life in 2030, and what happened to the next oil and gas ban

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called time on decades of empty climate commitments that rely on other countries to do the heavy lifting. “It’s not enough to simply say, “We’ll wait until everyone else does their bit.” – I’ve heard that argument. We have to do ours now, lest we

Ireland says halving greenhouse gases will cost 125 billion euros

FILE PHOTO: Ireland’s Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Micheal Martin speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 2, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/PoolDUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish government has estimated that 125 billion euros ($144 billion) of investment will be required to hit its target of cutting greenhouse

Leaders at global climate talks pledge to cut methane and save forests

GLASGOW (Reuters) -Leaders at the COP26 global climate conference www.reuters.com/business/cop in Glasgow have pledged to stop deforestation by the end of the decade and slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to help slow climate change.A person walks past a sign during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in

Swiss can easily afford net zero transition with 2% GDP outlay – study

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland only needs to invest 2% of its gross domestic product annually over the next three decades to become carbon neutral by 2050, a banking study published on Thursday found.FILE PHOTO: The Eiger, Guggi and Giesen Glaciers are pictured near the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps in

The Effects of Climate Change

Climate change has plunged the Western U.S. into its worst drought in two decades. And a record-breaking heat wave only made things worse. In Arizona and Nevada, it’s been so hot that doctors warned people they could get third-degree burns from the asphalt. Wildfires raged in Montana and Utah. Power

To meet Biden’s climate goals, the cars Americans drive need to change.

Americans still buy roughly 17 million gasoline-burning vehicles each year. Each of those cars and light trucks can be expected to stick around for 10 or 20 years as they are sold and resold in used car markets. And even after that, the United States exports hundreds of thousands of

European CEOs, lawmakers add to pressure on Biden to hike climate target

Slideshow ( 3 images )BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European politicians, companies and trade unions on Tuesday called on the United States to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% this decade, adding to mounting pressure on the Biden administration ahead of a climate summit next week. The world’s biggest

Analysis: Why Biden's securities regulator faces climate crackdown challenges

WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – With Democrats at the helm, the U.S. securities regulator is pledging to crack down on companies and funds that mislead investors over climate change risks, but that may be easier said than done, more than a dozen attorneys and former agency officials say.FILE PHOTO: Smoke from a