Climate

BP, ‘Green’ Shareholders Collaborating on Zero Emissions Goals

BP, ‘Green’ Shareholders Collaborating on Zero Emissions Goals

BP plc and shareholder Follow This have agreed to work together toward offering a resolution at the 2021 annual meeting to support more investments beyond oil and natural gas that would move the supermajor toward its net zero emissions goals.

March 31, 2020
Arizona Bill Protects Natural Gas Use in New Buildings

Arizona Bill Protects Natural Gas Use in New Buildings

In the face of a growing interest among local governments in curbing natural gas use in new buildings as a climate mitigation move, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law a statute that protects gas as an alternative in building construction.

February 25, 2020

ExxonMobil Prevails in New York Climate Change Investigation

New York’s top lawyer failed to establish enough evidence that ExxonMobil violated laws in connection with its public disclosures to account for “past, present and future climate change risks,” a state Supreme Court judge ruled Tuesday.

December 11, 2019

Trump Administration Formalizes U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Accord

The United States has submitted formal notification of its withdrawal from the United Nations (UN) global climate agreement, aka Paris Agreement, effective one year from now, Trump administration officials said Monday.

November 5, 2019
Companies, States Joining Aggressive Carbon Neutrality Plans

Companies, States Joining Aggressive Carbon Neutrality Plans

States across the nation and private companies continue to advance ambitious climate protection plans, with Amazon and Maine among some of the latest pledging carbon neutrality within 25 years.

September 25, 2019

Oregon De-Carbonization Bill Creating Legislative Standoff

A dozen Oregon Republican state senators apparently remained out-of-reach of state troopers Tuesday, creating a standoff for a vote on House Bill (HB) 2020 to create programs related to climate change.

June 25, 2019

BP Shareholders Vote to Align Business Strategy with UN Climate Accord

BP plc shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution to align the business strategy with the 2015 United Nations climate change accord, aka the Paris Agreement, but they rejected implementing a more harsh recommendation.

May 21, 2019
Carbon Tax? Climate Change Solutions, Anybody? Fortune 500 CEOs Take Gauntlet

Carbon Tax? Climate Change Solutions, Anybody? Fortune 500 CEOs Take Gauntlet

Despite no traction on similar issues in recent years by esteemed leaders from both sides of the aisle, 13 Fortune 500 CEOs, including those from BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Dominion Energy, DTE Energy and PG&E Corp. called on President Trump and Congress to impose an economy-wide carbon pricing policy and enact climate change reforms.

May 17, 2019
SoCalGas Seeking Support for Carbon-Neutral Future

SoCalGas Seeking Support for Carbon-Neutral Future

Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) reached out Tuesday to its private- and public-sector stakeholders to seek their support for the natural gas-only utility’s effort to create a decarbonized system by mid-century.

April 4, 2019

LNG Analysis ‘Breakthrough’ at FERC Not a Breakthrough After All, Says Glick

An agreement touted by Chairman Neil Chatterjee last month as a “significant” breakthrough in FERC’s evaluation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal applications may not live up to the hype, according to at least one Commissioner.

March 21, 2019