The Sunday Read: ‘How One Restaurateur Transformed America’s Energy Industry’

Charif Souki’s long-shot bet on liquid natural gas paid off handsomely — and turned the United States into a leading fossil-fuel exporter.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #los-angeles-calif, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #souki-charif, #the-daily-radio-program

Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk. There Is More to Be Done.

The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #millennial-generation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #republican-party, #solar-energy, #wind-power

The Climate Bill’s “Greenflation” Will Be Worth It

Getting off fossil fuels can bring price stability and significant savings, but consumers may also face “greenflation.”

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #supply-chain, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #water-heaters

Ditching Fossil Fuels

The climate bill will make cleaner energy cheaper for everyone.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

Carmakers may need several years to revamp their supply chains to meet new rules, but the legislation is still seen as a win for electric vehicles.

#alliance-for-automotive-innovation, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #law-and-legislation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #stabenow-debbie, #supply-chain, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government

How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland

As the country puts a growing price on greenhouse emissions, investors are rushing to buy up pastures and plant carbon-sucking trees.

#agriculture-and-farming, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #cattle, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #land-use-policies, #livestock, #new-zealand, #ranches

The Climate Bill Isn’t Perfect, but It’s Still a Major Victory

There may be better ways to slow global warming, but this legislation is a big step forward.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! These Climate Activists Get Paid to Go.

Some environmental protesters are earning salaries from new nonprofit groups that believe taking it to the streets is more important than ever.

#air-pollution, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #extinction-rebellion, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #just-stop-oil, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #philanthropy, #rockefeller-family, #standard-oil-co, #sunrise-movement

Fighting Inflation With Climate Action

Here’s how policies to slow global warming can also shield consumers from rising prices.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-economics, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

We Will All End Up Paying for Someone Else’s Beach House

As extreme weather events compound, the obvious perils of waterfront living are growing both more obvious and more perilous.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #beaches, #coast-erosion, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sand-and-gravel

Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

#appalachian-region, #campaign-finance, #center-for-responsive-politics, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #marcellus-shale, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schumer-charles-e, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #gore-al, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #nordhaus-william-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitehouse-sheldon

What’s In the Climate, Tax and Health Care Bill

The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-revenue-service, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #breakthrough-energy-coalition, #democratic-party, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #innovation, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states, #united-states-economy

How floods become human catastrophes

Parts of the South and Midwest are cleaning up from deadly flooding. We explain the factors that sharply increased the risks.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky

Coal vs. Wall Street

Republican state officials have found a new way to push back against “woke capitalism”— by punishing companies that distance themselves from fossil fuels.

#democratic-party, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Republicans Are ‘Weaponizing’ Public Office Against Climate Action

A Times investigation revealed a coordinated effort by state treasurers to use government muscle and public funds to punish companies trying to reduce greenhouse gases.

#american-legislative-exchange-council, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #boycotts, #coal, #conservatism-us-politics, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fink-laurence-d, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heartland-institute, #heritage-foundation, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #republican-party, #state-financial-officers-foundation, #states-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change?

The warming of the earth, combined with the exhausting nature of the game, is raising questions about the future of the second most popular sport in the world.

#caribbean-area, #cricket-game, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #international-cricket-council, #royal-challengers-bangalore-cricket-team, #trinidad-and-tobago

What Fungi Can Teach Us

A reporting trip to a forest in Chile made me think deeper about the relationships we need to cope with life on a hotter planet.

#fungi, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl

How Hot and Humid Singapore Is Trying to Cool Itself Down

With the help of a mobile cart named “Smarty,” researchers are trying to tackle the challenge of urban heat through a program that the government says could be a model for other countries.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #radiation, #research, #singapore, #sunlight, #sustainable-living, #urban-areas, #weather

Can Inflation Reduction Save the Planet?

This bill just might catalyze a crucial energy transition.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-economics, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #solar-energy, #united-states-economy, #wind-power

Manchin Won a Pledge From Democrats to Finish a Contested Pipeline

To secure the senator’s support for a climate and tax package, party leaders promised to pass a law to complete the line and to prioritize some other fossil fuel projects.

#air-pollution, #bureau-of-land-management, #center-for-biological-diversity, #democratic-party, #federal-energy-regulatory-commission, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #forest-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #manchin-joe-iii, #marcellus-shale, #virginia, #west-virginia

The Case Against Commercial Logging in Wildfire-Prone Forests

Logging tends to increase, not decrease, extreme fires.

#california, #forest-service, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #interior-department, #logging-industry, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires, #wood-and-wood-products, #yosemite-national-park-calif

How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lung-disease, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coal, #democratic-party, #drilling-and-boring, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #mines-and-mining, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

#automobiles, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reicher-dan-w, #stokes-leah, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #used-cars, #warren-mich

In Compromise, the Climate Left May Be Vindicated

The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.

#england, #europe, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #met-office-united-kingdom, #summer-season, #surrey-england, #weather, #western-europe, #world-weather-attribution, #yorkshire-england

Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal

The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

West Virginia Punishes Banks That It Says Don’t Support Coal

The move to exclude the institutions from state business is part of a growing effort by Republican officials to shut out companies that are backing away from fossil fuels.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackrock-inc, #coal, #corporate-social-responsibility, #global-warming, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #morgan-stanley, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #us-bancorp, #wells-fargocompany, #west-virginia

A Deal, for Now

Joe Manchin’s climate announcement has the potential to be a very big deal.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #schumer-charles-e, #united-states-politics-and-government

Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S.

The announcement Wednesday of an agreement in the Senate almost instantly reset the role of the United States in the global effort to fight climate change.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #senate, #solar-energy, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

James Lovelock, Whose Gaia Theory Saw the Earth as Alive, Dies at 103

A British ecologist, he captured imaginations with his hypothesis and was essential to today’s understanding of man-made pollutants and their effect on the climate.

#air-pollution, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #gaia, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lovelock-james-e, #science-and-technology

Stopping wildfires before they start

The Amazon is burning at its fastest pace in over a decade. Meet one scientist who’s trying to reverse the trend.

#amazon-jungle, #brazil, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #wildfires

Congo to Auction Off Oil and Gas Blocks In a Step Back for Climate Change

Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they’re being auctioned off for drilling.

#auctions, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #international-relations, #land-use-policies, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #university-of-leicester, #virunga-national-park-congo-democratic-republic-of

Climate Change Is Not Negotiable

President Biden’s best course is to take the same regulatory path Barack Obama was forced to follow.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #manchin-joe-iii, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states

Inhalers Don’t Have to Be a Climate Problem

Some inhalers use greenhouse gases to help deliver medication into the lungs. The good news is there are alternatives.

#asthma, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #lungs, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states

How the Government Is Failing Americans Uprooted by Natural Disaster

Climate change is creating a growing class of displaced Americans, and the federal government is struggling to decide how to help them.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-aid-us, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #hurricane-laura-2020, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana

How We Can All Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioners

Air-conditioners reduce heat stress but also guzzle energy. We’ll explain how it’s possible to keep people cool, including those most at risk, without cooking the planet.

#air-conditioning, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl

I Feel Utterly Hopeless About American Climate Policy

Democrats probably won’t get another chance to pass climate legislation anytime soon.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #midterm-elections-2022, #politics-and-government

As Temperatures Rise, ‘This Is a Preview.’ Will the Warning Be Heard?

Record heat and rampant fires are raising grim questions about the world’s ability to withstand a new era of climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #delhi-india, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-health-service, #weather

Biden Announces Plans to Deal With Climate ‘Emergency’

The president stopped short of declaring a national emergency and instead announced several steps aimed at dealing with the effects of climate change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action

The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #graham-lindsey, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #mccarthy-kevin-1914-2010, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Western Europe, a Climate Leader, Still Suffers From Global Warming

Yet it’s suffering badly from warming.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heatstroke, #internal-storyline-no

Heat Wave Complicates Global Energy Crisis and Climate Fight

First, Russia upended the world energy market, then searing temperatures drove up demand for energy, forcing some of the world’s largest economies to scramble to secure power for their citizens.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Here’s a secret about your neighbors

Many of us avoid talking about climate change because it feels so controversial. In fact, research shows that your neighbors are probably thinking about it, too.

#conversation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #polls-and-public-opinion, #research

Donde Dalí pintó el mar, se preparan unas turbinas eólicas

Los polémicos planes para instalar un parque eólico frente a la costa noreste de España forman parte de un tenso debate sobre dónde ubicar los nuevos proyectos de energías renovables en toda Europa.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #art, #biodiversity, #catalonia-spain, #dali-salvador, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #spain, #wind-power

Climate Politics Are Worse Than You Think

If only it were just about money.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Wilting Climate Response

As another heat wave descends, the U.S. federal government is pulling back from the climate fight. What now?

#democratic-party, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #weather

What Joe Manchin Cost Us

Mr. Manchin’s legacy will be climate destruction.

#carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #senate, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Can Planting a Trillion New Trees Save the World?

To fight climate change, companies and nonprofits have been promoting worldwide planting campaigns. Getting to a trillion is easier said than done.

#amazon-com-inc, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #edens, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trees-and-shrubs, #world-resources-institute