The US Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed its intentions to introduce limits on the country’s largest emitters after winning its battle in the Court of Appeals.
The Obama Administration this week announced new funding totaling some $62 million to support the development and commercialisation of biofuels.
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s right to set legal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and vehicles has been upheld by a federal appeals court.
The US Departments of Energy and Commerce are joining forces to fund three centres to train building operators how to optimise building efficiency, saving energy and money.
Despite securing more than 100 commitments and actions on sustainable energy, Rio+20 has been dubbed a failure by environmental groups.
BMW, Ford and IKEA are among 70 organisations pledging to help the deployment of electric vehicles in the northeastern US.
The draft text outlined on the opening days of the Rio+20 Summit in Brazil has “gaping holes”, according to environmental group Friends of the Earth.
The world’s largest multilateral development banks, including the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, are pledging to provide $175 billion over the next ten years to support sustainable transport in the developing world.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching a new initiative to promote efficient use of energy, water and other resources in the world’s cities as Rio+20 gets underway in Brazil.
A group of international political and business leaders including former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair have published an open letter calling for coordinated action to save the climate and the economy.