New fuel efficiency standards will help America’s trucks keep pace with cars in the race to cut fuel use and carbon emissions. Transportation is now the top source of U.S. emissions, with a fifth of that coming from trucks.
California and New York are both low-carbon energy leaders, but are taking different approaches to nuclear power. While California will allow existing plants to retire, New York took steps to preserve them.
Devastating summer floods in Louisiana and wildfires in California remind us that cities, states and businesses need to work together to prepare for more extreme weather and build resilient infrastructure.
Twenty states have set greenhouse gas reduction targets, while 29 require electric utilities to deliver a certain amount of electricity from renewables or alternatives. Our updated state policy maps have details.
International aviation accounts for 2 percent of global emissions, but this share could triple by 2050 without stronger measures. Our new web page examines efficiency standards for new aircraft agreed earlier this year, as well as a potential market-based offsetting system.
Seven commercial-scale carbon capture, use and storage projects are under construction, including the world’s first steel plant with carbon capture. Fatima Ahmad outlines progress, and how policy and financing support can accelerate deployment.