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EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

Green Car Reports

On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution than the current law allows.

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Will climate talks bring real progress? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Last month, world leaders met in Poland to agree on the next steps in measuring and limiting climate change. Australia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and others meeting on the sidelines to promote burning coal, the leaders reached some agreements on how the Paris Climate Accords will be implemented when it goes into effect in 2020: Each.

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Why EVs Aren't a Climate Change Panacea

Cars That Think

“Electric cars will not save the climate. In states (or countries ) with a high proportion of coal-generated electricity, the miles needed to break-even climb more. In Poland and China, for example, an EV would need to be driven 78,700 miles to break-even. This is not to imply in any way that electric vehicles are worthless.

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Ghosn charged, more ultra-fast chargers, EPA rollbacks: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

As world leaders gather at a climate conference in Poland, the U.S. EPA proposes new looser standards for coal plants. A VW executive says electric cars could spell the end of front-wheel drive. And Electrify America opens its first two 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers a few miles from the Tesla factory.

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India, China, Brazil, Japan, other non-Arctic countries want a voice on Arctic Council; interest in climate change impact and access to resources

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Another six non-Arctic nations sit in as observers today: the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Poland and the Netherlands. Many non-Arctic countries are interested in the Arctic as the “canary in the coal mine” that can teach them about how climate change will impact their own states.

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EEA: increase in EU GHG emissions, mostly due to transport, hampers progress towards 2030 targets

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The “Trends and Projections in Europe” package includes an assessment of progress towards the EU’s climate targets, preliminary EU greenhouse gas emissions estimates for 2017, a specific analysis of trends and projections in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and briefing summarizing the recent GHG trends and projections in Europe.

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EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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The European Union (EU) as a whole has made significant progress over past decades in reducing air pollution and Member States have implemented various EU policies to improve climate change adaptation. A ban on certain domestic heating fuels, such as coal, also leads to improved air quality in low-income zones. KEY FINDINGS.

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