President Biden Announces Measures to Address Extreme Heat Impacts

President Biden Announces Measures to Address Extreme Heat Impacts

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor Yesterday, President Biden announced a coordinated, interagency effort to address extreme heat threatening lives across the nation. After a summer of extreme temperatures, deadly heat domes, and raging wildfires, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services; Homeland Security; and Agriculture; the EPA; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

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World Falls Short of “Green Recovery” as Global Energy Demand Rebounds

World Falls Short of “Green Recovery” as Global Energy Demand Rebounds

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As global energy demand returns to pre-pandemic levels, energy and climate experts say that the world has failed to make use of the emissions advantage granted by a year in quarantine. The spike in global demand has now pushed global electricity-related emissions 5 percent above 2019 levels.  Although the U.S. and Europe have […]

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Senate Passes $1T Infrastructure Bill With $3.5T Reconciliation Next Up

Senate Passes $1T Infrastructure Bill With $3.5T Reconciliation Next Up

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill with overwhelming bipartisan support. The vote is a significant win for the Biden administration, although not without compromises needed to attract Republican support. The original bill called for $2.3 trillion in spending, but Democrats made substantial concessions during negotiations that […]

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New Report Finds Biden Clean Energy Plan Could Save over 300,000 Lives

New Report Finds Biden Clean Energy Plan Could Save over 300,000 Lives

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A new report has found that President Biden’s clean energy plan could be one of the most effective climate policies ever passed, drastically reducing carbon emissions and saving hundreds of thousands of human lives in the process. Experts say that the plan, which National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy has said will include new clean […]

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EDF Action Poll Finds Bipartisan Public Support for Cleaning Up Methane

EDF Action Poll Finds Bipartisan Public Support for Cleaning Up Methane

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Last week, the Environmental Defense Fund’s advocacy partner, EDF Action, released a new national poll in conjunction with Morning Consult that shows broad public support for government action to reduce methane emissions. Americans across the political spectrum agree that finding and cleaning up leaking methane wells, holding companies accountable, and increasing transparency will benefit […]

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Biden Administration Pushed for Electric School Buses

Biden Administration Pushed for Electric School Buses

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Right now, 95% of American public school buses run on diesel fuel, but that could soon change thanks to part of the Biden administration’s massive infrastructure proposal. The new Clean Buses for Kids Program would electrify at least 20% of the country’s iconic yellow school bus fleet. It would […]

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