U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met in Shanghai in April with China’s Climate Change Envoy Xie Zhenhua. Although China joined the U.S. in a joint statement committing to address climate change, it was evidently a fruitless meeting. Just one month later, Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that trusting China’s climate change promises would be
carbon dioxide emissions.
There’s been plenty of debate about the Paris Climate Accord in recent years. However, the incoming Biden administration has already signaled its intent to re-enter the agreement. Ideally, rejoining the accord could present a rare opportunity for the United States to advance global environmental policy — and finally compel meaningful change from the world’s leading
Local officials pushed back this week against a new report that showed three Arizona cities slipping in a national ranking on clean-energy policies, saying the report does not appear to reflect their clean- and renewable-energy efforts. The 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard, released last week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, scores the