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US tells China it has 'no plan yet' to meet its 2020 climate target

The US has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target and has made no analysis of the impact of recent policy changes, according to an... Read More

US president Donald Trump speaking at a campaign rally

Media reaction: Donald Trump's climate and energy executive order

US president Donald Trump has signed an executive order aiming to dismantle Obama-era climate policies and revive the coal industry. ... Read More

Stationary coal train is passed by a freight train , Virginia, US

Analysis: IEA cuts coal growth outlook in half as China peaks

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has dramatically scaled back its outlook for coal demand growth over the next 25 years, Carbon Brief analysis... Read More

Supreme Court Justices Breyer and Scalia at a hearing at the US Senate Judiciary Committee

How death of US Supreme Court judge might affect Clean Power Plan

The outlook for President Obama's Clean Power Plan has plunged and then soared in the space of four eventful days for the US Supreme Court. ... Read More

Yosemite national park in 1989

State of the Union: How climate and energy have featured since 1989

Climate change hit the mainstream in the US after NASA scientist James Hansen told Congress in 1988 that the world was warmer and mankind was to... Read More

The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, USA, 03 November 2015.

EPA sees exciting future for utilities as Clean Power Plan takes effect

This week, the Clean Power Plan passed a significant milestone when it took effect as US law. ... Read More

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vega

A detailed Q&A on Obama's Clean Power Plan

On Monday, President Obama launched his Clean Power Plan designed to cut emissions from the power sector by 32% in 2030, against a 2005 baseline. ... Read More

Hillary Clinton makes a speech

Hillary Clinton’s renewable goals could significantly raise US climate ambition

Renewable energy goals announced by Hillary Clinton, who hopes to succeed President Obama in 2017, could significantly raise US climate ambition. ... Read More

Marcellus shale gas-drilling site, Pennsylvania

Recession rather than shale gas caused US carbon cuts - study

It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that the shale gas revolution has led to a fall in US emissions. But what if that wasn't true? ... Read More

What the Republicans’ midterm election victory means for global climate policy

The US electorate has spoken. The Republican party yesterday won a majority in the US Senate, meaning the party controls both chambers of Congress... Read More

US emissions increase hints at limitations of Obama’s clean power plan

US energy sector emissions increased slightly in 2013, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This may seem like... Read More

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