Emissions Reduction

Biden Pledges to Cut U.S. Carbon Emissions 50% by 2030

Biden Pledges to Cut U.S. Carbon Emissions 50% by 2030

On Thursday morning, the Biden administration unveiled a pledge to slice the U.S.’s greenhouse gas emissions in half compared to 2005 levels by the end of the decade. It will accomplish this, it says, by investing in infrastructure, funding a green economic recovery from the covid-19 pandemic, taking on pollution,…

The Myth of ‘Clean Coal’ Might Finally Die

The Myth of ‘Clean Coal’ Might Finally Die

As coal goes down the drain, so, too, are inefficient programs to prop it up. Earlier this week, the investigative arm of U.S. Congress, the Government Accountability Office, said it would look into the “clean coal” tax credit, which generates $US1 ($1.3) billion in income for producers around the U.S….