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California’s new law aims to tackle imported emissions

California has started a large investment in infrastructure. In early 2017, the US state approved $52bn in spending on repair and maintenance... Read More

US Policy | Oct 18. 2017.
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Mapped: How the US generates electricity

The US electricity system is often described as the world's largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs... Read More

Infographics | Oct 10. 2017.

Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005

Before 2005, US carbon emissions were marching upwards year after year, with little sign of slowing down. After this point, they fell quickly,... Read More

Emissions | Aug 15. 2017.
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Explainer: California's new 'cap-and-trade' scheme to cut emissions

Last month, California’s politicians agreed a new cap-and-trade bill to help curb the state's emissions. This week, governor Jerry Brown signed it... Read More

US Policy | Jul 28. 2017.
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Analysis: US states and cities could meet Paris climate goals without Trump

Nearly 40% of US CO2 emissions are in the hands of states that have either committed to meeting their share of the US’s Paris Agreement target or... Read More

US Policy | Jun 15. 2017.
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