Emissions trading

A smokestack burns in the distance of a rugged area with dried leaves and grass.

China launches world’s largest carbon market

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Can it help China reach its net-zero goals?

Young climate change activists sit with activist Greta Thunberg in a huddle at the climate talks in Madrid.

Marathon climate talks in Madrid end with disappointment

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An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the climate strike in Berlin on Sept. 20, 2019.

In Germany, the politics of climate change are shifting beneath Merkel’s feet

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AOC Green New Deal

The Green New Deal doesn’t include carbon pricing. Some say that’s a big mistake.

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Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants

Nuclear energy gets a ‘green’ boost in New Jersey

Hudson generating station

More states join the fight to reduce global warming


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as RGGI, may be growing. New Jersey’s new Democratic Governor has vowed to bring his state back into the compact and Virginia is the first coal-producing state to take steps to join.

On Dec. 19, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan for the state’s common retirement fund to completely decarbonize its entire portfolio.

Big money is backing out of fossil fuel industry, moving into greener alternatives


“The fossil fuel industry, which has been an awful good business for the last 200 years, isn’t a good business going forward. And the smart money is heading for the exits now,” says environmentalist Bill McKibben.

Chinese finance official advocates for carbon tax


After passing the United States as the top carbon emitter, one researcher says China’s now making a commitment to reduce the country’s carbon output. But in order for China to reduce large amounts of CO2, they say, the U.S. will need to do more.

Beijing’s pollution defies measurement, but not history


Residents of Beijing an other parts of northern China are still dealing with terrible pollution, but it’s not nearly as bad as it was on Saturday, when pollution levels exceeded the scales used to measure such problems. But while the pollution is horrible, China’s not the first place to deal with deadly pollution.

California implements cap and trade system to reduce carbon emissions


For companies doing business in California, a new environmental law is about to go into effect. It is expected to raise the cost of doing business for companies with carbon emissions.