Sadiq Khan plans to charge London drivers by the kilometer to meet net zero targets

Sadiq Khan plans to charge London drivers by the kilometer to meet net zero targets

Industry figures said the government will also need to consider a road pricing scheme to help offset the expected loss of fuel tax when the country switches to electric vehicles. The sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2030, leaving a £37billion hole in public finances. The Treasury has made it … Read more

Milwaukee author writes book about climate change disasters

Milwaukee author writes book about climate change disasters

Milwaukee author writes book about climate change disasters Mark Johnson’s first fiction book “Though The Earth Gives Way” is set in a post-apocalyptic world brought on by climate change. Updated: 9:14 a.m. CST Jan 16, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript WELCOMEAC BK. THE TIME RIGHT NOW IS A22. WE TAKE A LIVE OAK RHTIG WNO … Read more

These women are dancing on a melting block of ice. There is a message behind the performance

In recent years, climate change has dominated public discourse across all disciplines and the world of performing arts is no different. As part of the 2022 Sydney Festival, performers from a physical theater company put on an aerial dance performance on a huge piece of ice. The 2.7-ton chunk of ice is designed to represent … Read more

Vancouver storm damages climate change ‘wake-up call’

Vancouver storm damages climate change ‘wake-up call’

Damage to Vancouver’s scenic seawall in a storm last week could be a sign of things to come as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. “We know we are vulnerable,” Ian Stewart of the Vancouver Park Board told CTV National News. “We are looking at…long-term solutions.” In a severe storm on Jan. … Read more

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Fossil fuel subsidies will likely feature prominently in climate policy debates when Parliament resumes later this month, with a particular focus on how Ottawa will fulfill its recent pledge to end fuel subsidies. fossils by 2023, two years earlier than originally planned. The government’s commitment to phase out public funding of fossil fuels also deserves … Read more

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Why oil-loving Ottawa needs to end its fossil fuel funding

Fossil fuel subsidies will likely feature prominently in climate policy debates when Parliament resumes later this month, with a particular focus on how Ottawa will fulfill its recent pledge to end fuel subsidies. fossils by 2023, two years earlier than originally planned. The government’s commitment to phase out public funding of fossil fuels also deserves … Read more

New York State’s New Climate Plan Is a Bunch of Electricity

New York State’s New Climate Plan Is a Bunch of Electricity

Over the past decade, New Yorkers have purchased fewer than 60,000 battery-powered vehicles (BEVs), or less than 1% of the 9 million registered vehicles on the road. In 2021, they bought around 20,000 BEVs. A barrier to buying BEVs is that they are expensive, about $10,000 more on average than a gas-powered vehicle. And, like … Read more

Port of Vancouver to ‘slightly’ delay ban on trucks over 10 years old

Port of Vancouver to ‘slightly’ delay ban on trucks over 10 years old

Truckers driving vehicles over 10 years old will not be banned from the Port of Vancouver next month as originally planned. The Rolling Truck Age program, which was intended to help the port meet its climate goals, was due to come into effect Feb. 1, but provoked a backlash from the trucking industry. “We have … Read more

This WA town just topped 50 degrees Celsius – a dangerous temperature that many Australians will have to get used to

This WA town just topped 50 degrees Celsius – a dangerous temperature that many Australians will have to get used to

While Australians are used to the summer heat, most of us only have to endure the occasional day of over 40 degrees Celsius. On Thursday however, the temperature peaked at 50.7C in Onslow, a small town in Western Australia about 100km from Exmouth. Remarkably, the city sits right next to the ocean, which usually provides … Read more

BoC scenarios show that the financial sector is exposed to potential climate transition shocks

BoC scenarios show that the financial sector is exposed to potential climate transition shocks

OTTAWA — A new report from the Bank of Canada and the banking regulator shows Canada’s financial institutions are potentially exposed to significant shocks as the global economy shifts away from carbon emissions. The report is not intended to be a forecast, but considers several climate policy scenarios and how they might play out across … Read more