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Climate News Weekly: Jun 18, 2024

Climate News Weekly: Europe’s elections, climate impacts around the world, NYC congestion pricing, and more

On this week’s Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss the latest in global climate news. Up first, James and Julio cover the latest developments in Europe; namely, green parties suffering losses in the latest elections as EU st

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Climate News Weekly: Jun 4, 2024

Climate News Weekly: Kenya’s president visits US, DOE announcements, Microsoft’s AI emissions, and more

Climate News Weekly is back to cover the week’s biggest stories in climate news. Emma Crow-Willard and co-hosts Julio Friedmann (Carbon Direct) and Heather Clancy (GreenBiz) begin by discussing why the OECD’s $100 billion in climate finance for developing

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Climate News Weekly: May 21, 2024

Climate News Weekly: Record CO2 accumulation, US-China climate collaboration, Climeworks opens DAC plant, and more

Climate Now is back to tackle six of the biggest stories in recent climate news. James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, Dina Cappiello, and Darren Hau discuss recent developments in the U.S., from electric grid planning and finance to the Department of Energy’

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Climate News Weekly: May 6, 2024

Climate News Weekly: Tesla Layoffs, World Bank Investment, G7 Coal Phaseout

Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau join James Lawler to discuss the latest climate news: Tesla lays off its supercharger team, historic flooding and heat in Asia, $11 Billion committed to the World Bank, G7 agree to phase out coal by 2035, and several new rules from the CEQ and EPA to advance permitting reform and expand solar in the United States.

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Climate News Weekly: Apr 23, 2024

Coal and wind on the rise; advances in home insulation; a climate reality check, and more

This week, Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau join James Lawler to talk about the latest climate news. The news of the week covers Executive Director of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol’s latest comments on Europe’s energy plans, a new inn

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Climate News Weekly: Apr 8, 2024

Richard Benedick, geoengineering, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler sits down with Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau. They discuss the passing of climate leader Richard Benedict, a new geoengineering experiment, new California rules for energy distribution and use, and the emergence

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Climate News Weekly: Apr 1, 2024

Coal plants closing, AI for climate, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss coal-fired power plant closures in New England, how the DOE is spending billions to spur innovation in technologies to decarbonize top-emitting industries, the role that AI can play in

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Climate News Weekly: Mar 25, 2024

Energy demand up, new battery storage, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann and Canary Media Reporter Julian Spector. Julio reports on his experience at CERAWeek, and discusses rising energy demand. Julian shares his thoughts on new battery construction projec

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Climate News Weekly: Mar 20, 2024

SBTI, CERAWeek, and more

This week on Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by GreenBiz Editor at Large Heather Clancy, as well as regular contributors Dina Cappiello and Julio Friedmann. They discuss the latest updates to the Science Based Targets Initiative dashboard and what

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Climate News Weekly: Mar 11, 2024

MethaneSAT and the SEC

This week we’re joined by Dina Cappiello and Julio Friedmann to talk about the latest climate news. The IEA released its global warming emissions report for 2023, and emissions continue to rise, but at a slower rate than in previous years. Meanwhile, to

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Climate News Weekly: Feb 26, 2024

Natural gas prices, EV leasing, and more

In this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, and Darren Hau discuss falling natural gas prices and the impact of that on the energy transition, how leasing companies are responding to the EV industry, the need for more su

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Climate News Weekly: Feb 19, 2024

IEA’s birthday, Siemens’ new plant, and more

On today’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss the IEA’s 50th anniversary, Siemens’ plans to open a US-based transformer plant, Ireland’s energy woes, and more.

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Climate News Weekly: Feb 13, 2024

California flooding, heat pumps in the news, and more

In this episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler sits down with Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau to discuss potential responses to California’s most recent torrential rains, how both California and the UK are responding to heat pumps, the EU’s ne

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 20, 2023

US-China Climate Statement, More Lithium, Fifth National Climate Assessment, Taylor Swift, and more

On this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann and Darren Hau as they discuss the latest US-China climate statement ahead of COP28, new developments in the EV space, the US’s Fifth National Climate Assessment,

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 13, 2023

2023 Elections Recap, EV adoptions, new DAC facility breaks ground, and more

In this week’s episode of Climate News Weekly, James Lawler and Ben Hone, Climate Now’s Marketing Manager sit down with Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project, to go over last week’s US elections and what

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Climate News Weekly: Nov 6, 2023

Remembering Saleemul Huq, Panama Canal Troubles, US Offshore Wind Power Saga Continues

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler is joined by Julio Friedmann. They pay tribute to Saleemul Huq, leading climate action advocate from Bangladesh who passed away on October 28, discuss issues facing the Panama Canal and how they impacts

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 23, 2023

Grid Upgrades, Species Extinction, New European Reporting Rules, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, and Dina Cappiello discuss the need to invest in our grids to ensure a reliable energy transition, in the US and abroad, the sobering reality that climate change is speeding up speci

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 16, 2023

Tesla Price Drop, Exxon Buys Pioneer, New Hydrogen Hubs, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler, Julio Friedmann, and Dina Cappiello discuss Tesla’s new prices for their electric vehicles, Exxon’s massive purchase of rival Pioneer Natural Resources for $60 billion, the announcement of

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 9, 2023

Paying Firefighters, Oil Conference, Pope’s Message on Climate Action, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, James Lawler and Julio Friedmann discuss how a US government shut down could impact firefighter pay, the oil and gas industry Adipec conference and what it means ahead of COP28, the latest EV sale numbers, and how

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Climate News Weekly: Oct 2, 2023

Climate Week NYC recap, IEA’s new 1.5°C scenario, new geothermal plant, and more

On today’s Climate News Weekly episode, Dina Cappiello recaps her Climate Week NYC experience. We discuss the International Energy Agency’s updated 1.5°C scenario, including an in-depth explanation of what a “scenario” is, China’s strong stance ag

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Climate News Weekly: Sep 18, 2023

Apple’s Green Ad, Peak Fossil Fuels, G20, and more

This has been a big week for nations and companies ‘talking the talk’ about reducing their emissions footprints, from updated commitments at the G20 summit, to a carbon-neutral product launch by Apple, and the family that owns the Mærsk shipping company c

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Climate Now: Jun 12, 2023

This Week in Climate News: Fires, national EV charging standards, and the global stocktake

This Week in Climate News: One of the greatest difficulties in addressing climate change has been how invisible the crisis was. You cannot see the 40 billion metric tons of CO2 being added to the atmosphere each year, or necessarily feel that average global

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Climate Now: May 29, 2023

Episode 100: How to talk about climate change

A 2022 study by Yale University found that two thirds of Americans (67%) rarely or never talk about climate change, and rarely or never hear people they know talking about it either. Despite the existential threat that it poses, one third of Americans (32%)

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Climate Now: Dec 19, 2022

A star in the west was brightly shining…

Last week, LLNL’s National Ignition Facility successfully ‘ignited’ a nuclear fusion reaction equivalent to what takes place in the sun: the conversion of hydrogen to helium + energy. In a first, the experiment produced more energy than was