Tag: Emissions reduction

Merkel: No way back on German plan to end nuclear power use

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her decision to end Germany's use of nuclear power next year, but acknowledged that it will...

Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit despite chip shortage

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FRANKFURT, Germany — German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound...

Floods fuel climate debate in Germany’s election campaign

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LUETZERATH, Germany — As Germany reels from the deadliest inland floods in living memory, one word has been on the lips of leading politicians:...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

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LONDON — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances...

Experts: Europe floods shows need to curb emissions, adapt

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BRUSSELS — Just as the European Union was announcing plans to spend billions of euros to contain climate change, massive clouds gathered over Germany...

Road to future: Dutch province unveils solar bicycle path

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MAARTENSDIJK, Netherlands — Authorities in a central Dutch province opened what they are billing as the world's longest solar bicycle path Wednesday, mixing sustainable...

Five most likely reasons your check engine light just lit up

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Americans are holding onto their vehicles longer than ever, with the average age of a car in 2020 rising to a record 12.1 years,...

Pandemic garbage boom ignites debate over waste as energy

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PORTLAND, Maine — America remains awash in refuse as new cases of the coronavirus decline — and that has reignited a debate about the...

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are...

Last dash: German lawmakers pass climate, crime bills

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BERLIN — German lawmakers approved bills setting tougher targets for tackling climate change, new rules on second trials for serious crimes and measures to...