Cutting emissions means costs and opportunities for China's businesses

Nov 3, 2021
The country is criticized for doing too little, too slowly, but efforts are already having an impact.
The rapid construction in Luoyang city and other urban centers across China is partly the reason the country is the world's biggest carbon emitter.
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Do corporate pledges to fight climate change go far enough?

Aug 13, 2021
Companies are responsible for most emissions. Now, the means they’re using to go carbon neutral, and the goal itself, are raising questions.
An ExxonMobil refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Many companies have publicly committed themselves to reducing carbon emissions, but some experts question whether their methods will be effective.
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Oil profits drop as companies feel pandemic, carbon pressure

Feb 4, 2021
More than 500 oil- and gas-related firms have declared bankruptcy. The survivors are focusing on efficiency, and some plan a transition.
Oil and gas companies are grappling with uncertainty as they look to the future.
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China makes audacious promise of aiming for carbon neutrality by 2060

Sep 25, 2020
How will the world's most populous country and its worst polluter get there?
Employees work on a floating solar power plant in Huainan, a former coal-mining region, in China's eastern Anhui province in 2017.
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What will it take for California to meet its new electric vehicle goals?

Sep 24, 2020
One expert says the state may need to improve its electric grid, while manufacturers bring down prices and pick up battery production.
A Tesla charges in Petaluma, California. Moving to an all-electric new-vehicle market could be a challenge for the state.
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Apple joins list of companies promising to go carbon neutral

Jul 22, 2020
Apple’s emissions from making its products accounted for three quarters of its carbon footprint last year.
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Delta wants to be the first carbon neutral global airline

Feb 14, 2020
Cleaner jet fuels and electric planes are still decades away, meaning Delta is focusing on carbon offsets.
Delta Airlines plans to be carbon neutral by purchasing carbons offsets.
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Some utility companies are racing to be carbon neutral

Jul 26, 2019
Many suppliers of electrical power are facing the question of when to get to zero emissions, not if they need to get there.
A windfarm is seen in 2006 near Palm Springs, California.
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