European Parliament approves 40 percent cut in CO2 emissions from cars, vans

“Transportation is Europe’s only sector in which emissions are still rising. In addition to adopting more fuel-efficient technologies, the plan, passed today, would also allow carmakers to reach CO2 targets by selling a certain number of zero- and low-emissions vehicles. Companies will be fined for exceeding the CO2 limits.” Click here to read more from Yale…

OPINION: We can’t fight climate change without national leadership

“Last week demonstrated the continued resolve of governors, mayors and executives to fend off such bleak projections, even as the federal government abandons its leadership. They’ll eventually need to join forces to match ambitions with achievements in battling climate change.” Click here to read more from Houston Chronicle.

Activists plan worldwide climate demo to spur on the clean energy transition

“Campaigners are planning a wave of climate demonstrations across the world in September to spur leaders into action and demand greater climate commitments. Organisers expect tens of thousands of people to participate in Rise for Climate on and around Saturday 8 September, ahead of a climate action summit in California and extra UN negotiations in…

The Sky’s Limit California: Why the Paris Climate Goals Demand That California Lead in a Manages Decline of Oil Extraction

We recommend that the state take the following actions: -Cease issuing permits for new oil and gas extraction wells; -Implement a 2,500-foot health buffer zone around homes, schools, and hospitals where production must phase out; -Develop a plan for the managed decline of California’s entire fossil fuel sector to maximize the effectiveness of the state’s…

Will Governor Brown plug the dangerous hole in California’s climate action?

“California’s leaders, including Governor Jerry Brown, have been vocal supporters of the Paris Agreement. Yet, California presently has no plan to phase out its oil and gas production in line with Paris-compliant carbon budgets. Under the Brown administration, the state has permitted the drilling of more than 20,000 new wells, including extraction and injection wells.”…
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