Biden Wants To Take On The Fossil-Fuel Industry. Dozens Of His Officials Are Invested In It

By Michela Tindera and Eric Fan Climate envoy John Kerry, policy advisor Susan Rice and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen all arrived in Washington with oil-and-gas interests in their portfolios. This story is a collaboration between Forbes and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. On the campaign trail, Joe Biden tried to distance himself from oil, gas and coal 

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The ‘elephant in the room’ on Biden climate agenda

By Josh Siegel There’s a looming problem with President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. The administration is considering taxing imports of carbon-intensive goods, fulfilling a Biden campaign promise to punish China and other countries that are “failing to meet their climate and environmental obligations.” But economists warn such a policy, known as a border carbon adjustment, would be unworkable unless the United States 

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Ottawa’s promising a tax credit for carbon capture — but is the tech worth the money?

Depending on who’s asked, it’s either a weapon against climate change — or an energy sector stalling tactic Evan Dyer · CBC News · Posted: Apr 28, 2021 Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a young technology — but it’s already a major flashpoint in the political argument over how to approach climate change. On the one hand, it’s one of 

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New Biden Climate Policies May Face Strong Legal Headwinds

By Patrick J. Michaels Overview Although the United States is rejoining the Paris Agreement, the ability of the Biden administration to discharge its obligations under the pact are heavily circumscribed. Even though Democrats controlled both houses of Congress during the first two years of the Obama presidency, bespoke cap-and-trade legislation stalled in the Senate, forcing 

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Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution

The Biden administration is expected to commit to cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030, two people briefed on the matter told The Washington Post. A White House spokesperson declined The Hill’s request for comment. A White House official told the Post that a final decision hadn’t been made. Biden 

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Not an ‘existential’ threat: Intelligence agencies challenge Biden’s climate change alarmism

By Bill Gertz The U.S. government’s intelligence analysts are failing to match the heated rhetoric used by President Biden and his administration in describing threats posed by climate change, instead dubbing vague “direct” or “indirect” dangers from global warming. Mr. Biden is set to host a virtual summit of some 40 world leaders Thursday and Friday devoted exclusively 

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