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Industry Expects Lame-Duck Senate Vote On Clean Energy Bill With CCS

Energy industry lobbyists say they continue to expect a Senate vote this year on clean-energy legislation including provisions for carbon capture and storage (CCS), efficiency standards, energy storage and hydrogen production research, with senators potentially approving narrower measures than bills that have stalled in the current Congress.

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Sen. Carper Eyes Approval Of CCS Bill, HFC Deal In Lame Duck Session

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is pushing for Congress to approve three environmental bills during the lame-duck session, including carbon capture legislation and an energy bill that contains a bipartisan deal to phase out a potent class of greenhouse gases.

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Sen. Carper Eyes Approval Of CCS Bill, HFC Deal In Lame-Duck Session

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is pushing for Congress to approve three environmental bills during the lame-duck session, including carbon capture legislation and an energy bill that contains a bipartisan deal to phase out a potent class of greenhouse gases.

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Biden Plans Paris Re-Entry But Must Grapple With U.S. Climate Wavering

Even though President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly rejoin the Paris climate agreement, longtime climate policy experts acknowledge the United States could face a credibility gap across the globe after multiple instances of brokering major climate pacts only to subsequently back away from them.

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New EV Coalition Will Pull ‘All Levers’ To Achieve All-Electric Fleet Goal

The new 28-member Zero Emissions Transportation Association (ZETA), the first industry coalition calling for a complete transition to all-electric vehicle (EV) sales within the decade, is crafting an agenda that will seek to pull “all levers” to achieve the sweeping target.

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Expert Suggests Biden Push For Revised Trade Authority On Climate

The forthcoming expiration of authority for streamlined Hill approval of trade deals could give the incoming Biden administration an opening to seek removal of current limits on its ability to factor greenhouse gas-related considerations into such deals, according to one trade policy expert.

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Citing environmental risks, Carper criticizes GSA transition delays

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) is warning that the General Services Administration’s delay in launching the transition to the incoming Biden administration creates risks for human health and the environment.

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Biden Taps Kerry For Climate Envoy Role, Highlighting Multilateral Push

President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of former Secretary of State John Kerry as his international climate change envoy is underscoring the incoming administration’s push to re-engage on multilateral climate mitigation policy while also integrating climate considerations more closely into national security matters.

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Biden Taps Kerry For Climate Envoy Role, Highlighting Multi-Lateral Push

President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of former Secretary of State John Kerry as his international climate change envoy is underscoring the incoming administration’s push to re-engage on multi-lateral climate mitigation policy while also integrating climate considerations more closely into national security matters.

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House Democrat’s bill aims for sustainable aviation fuel boost

Rep. Julia Brownley’s (D-CA) bill aims to boost use of sustainable aviation fuel, a liquid “drop in” fuel designed for use with existing aircraft and infrastructure, in order to cut aircraft greenhouse gas emissions.

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