Climate Update


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Biden sets out to supercharge industrial decarbonization

A conversation with Rebecca Dell of ClimateWorks and Evan Gillespie of Industrious Labs.


Biden’s Fossil Fuel Fail: How U.S. Oil & Gas Supply Rises under the Inflation Reduction Act

Download the full report. A new report, “Biden’s Fossil Fuel Fail: How U.S.


US pledges $1 billion to Green Climate Fund amid call to keep 1.5C in reach

The US will provide $1 billion to the UN’s flagship climate fund – its first such contribution in six years. Joe Biden made the commitment as he hosted a virtual meeting of world leaders on Thursday to spur high-level leadership to limit global warming to 1.5C.


* COP27 – AMBITION * Why America’s climate law is causing rifts at COP 27

President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials think they finally have a winning climate message to share with the world — even if not everyone agrees.


States of Contention: The Biden Climate Package

Texas Would Profit From Biden’s Climate Bill — But Politicians Prefer ‘Cheap, Plentiful’ Fossil Fuels Activists predict relying on state implementation will cause ‘a comprehensive total failure.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * A Detailed Picture of What’s in the Democrats’ Climate and Health Bill

Democrats in Congress have had to scale back their legislative ambitions since last year, but the Inflation Reduction Act, passed by the House on Friday and signed by President Joseph R. Biden Jr.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * China responds coolly to US climate bill, rejecting a call to resume cooperation

China rebuffed a call to resume climate cooperation with the US on Tuesday, instead criticising the US’ record on climate finance and asking for an end to sanctions against Chinese solar panels.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * 4 underrated parts of the Inflation Reduction Act

The new climate law is more than just tax credits. President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law today, making it official that the US will spend a historic $370 billion to tackle climate change over the next decade.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * As Historic Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk, Young Activists Demand More

The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * Every Dollar Spent on This Climate Technology Is a Waste

Dr. Harvey is a professor of environmental engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. House is the chief executive officer of KoBold Metals, a metals exploration company. The technology called carbon capture and storage is aptly named.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * Here’s How Democrats’ Big Domestic Agenda Bill Has Shrunk

Aug. 7, 2022, 2:40 p.m. ETAug. 7, 2022, 2:40 p.m. ETSenator Joe Manchin III, a centrist Democrat protective of his state’s oil and gas industries, forced his party to set aside many of its climate proposals.Credit...


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * Landmark US climate bill will do more harm than good, groups say

The landmark climate legislation passed by the Senate after months of wrangling and weakening by fossil-fuel friendly Democrats will lead to more harm than good, according to frontline community groups who are calling on Joe Biden to declare a climate emergency.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * How the New Climate Bill Would Reduce Emissions

A major climate and energy package passed by Congress on Friday would put the United States much closer to its goal of cutting global warming pollution in half by 2030, several independent analyses have concluded. U.S.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * This is a Big (Climate) Deal: What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act‪?‬

Welcome back to A Matter of Degrees! While we’ve been hard at work producing season three of the show, the climate movement has been going through a lot of twists and turns.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * What Democrats’ big new bill would actually do

The climate bill is also a health care bill (and it does a few things on taxes, too). It turns out that Democrats’ agenda in Congress was only mostly dead.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * Democrats Got a Climate Bill. Joe Manchin Got Drilling, and More.

Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.


* U.S. CLIMATE BILL * Deep in the Democrats’ Climate Bill, Analysts See More Wins for Clean Energy Than Gifts for Fossil Fuel Business

Although Senate leaders have included plenty of favors for the fossil fuel industry in the big climate package they hope to advance this week, most analysts have concluded these concessions amount to consolation prizes in a deal where clean energy is the clear winner.