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Trump agenda may boost carbon emissions; multiple sectors face carbon price risk

Former Administrator Pruitt: Obama-era EPA was 'weaponized' against coal sector

Before the Trump administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was "weaponized" against several sectors of the U.S. economy, including the coal sector, former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said March 6.

Mine sector eyes digitization, automation to solve array of challenges

Mining companies hold high hopes that technology and automation will help the industry solve problems related to resource depletion, employee safety and environmental impacts.

NY consumer group criticizes state's restrictions on gas infrastructure

A group interested in expanded access to natural gas said utility Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc.'s recent restrictions of gas service showed the problems with New York's efforts to drive out fossil fuels and gas pipelines.

Quinbrook secures $1.6B in commitments for Low Carbon Power Fund

Investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Pty Ltd. raised over $1.6 billion in investor commitments at the close of its Low Carbon Power Fund.

Study: Trump regulatory agenda may add over 200 million tons of carbon emissions

The proposed rollback of environmental regulations under the Trump administration could lead to annual increases of about 209 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in the U.S. by 2025, according to a new report by New York University School of Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center.

SoCalGas seeks to replace 20% of natural gas supply with renewable gas by 2030

Southern California Gas Co. plans to shift 20% of its traditional natural gas supply to renewable natural gas by 2030, in an effort to reduce the company's greenhouse gas footprint, according to a March 6 news release.

Coal mining conditions, culture create unique challenges in gender-parity push

As the world prepares to observe International Women's Day on March 8, S&P Global Market Intelligence spoke to experts and women who work in mining, an industry that typically has been dominated by men. Part one of the two-part series explores the advantages coal mining could gain by hiring more women, while part two is a closer look at the experiences of women working in mining.

Citing climate crisis, Calif. lawmakers seek to accelerate energy transition

After passing legislation in 2018 to put California's utilities on a path to completely decarbonize their power portfolios before midcentury, state lawmakers still are not satisfied.

Former US security leaders alarmed over possible White House climate probe

A group of nearly 60 former U.S. national security leaders wrote a letter to President Donald Trump expressing concerns that the White House may form a panel to question military and intelligence findings that climate change poses a national security threat.

Ballooning costs for German grid operators could spark green bond bonanza

Germany's four biggest electricity grid operators are expected to ramp up their issuance of green bonds and similar asset-linked securities to finance billions in infrastructure investments by 2030.

Bloomberg says Green New Deal has 'no chance,' unveils 'Beyond Carbon' campaign

Former New York City mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg said he plans to launch a new grassroots campaign — called "Beyond Carbon" — aimed at moving the U.S. "as quickly as possible" toward a 100% clean energy economy.

US Senate energy panel brainstorms climate action strategies

The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held its first hearing on climate change since 2012 as Democrats push for immediate action on the issue.

Senate Democrats accuse US EPA of 'selective' Clean Air Act enforcement

During a March 5 hearing on cooperative federalism, Senate Democrats accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of playing favorites with its approach to Clean Air Act rules, thereby violating one of the central principles the statute was founded on.

Trucost: Utilities, materials, energy sectors face biggest carbon price risk

A review of the profit margin exposure the 500 largest publicly traded companies globally could face if governments enact a high price on carbon dioxide emissions showed that the utilities, materials and energy sectors of the economy could be the most at risk, Trucost said in a new report.

Fla. legislation seeks transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Identical bills filed in the Florida Legislature seek to transition the state to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

ISS unit launches ESG Index Solutions

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. unit ISS ESG launched ESG Index Solutions, which allows investors to track companies based on their environmental, social and governance practices.