Economy & Business

Over 5,600 Fossil Fuel Companies Have Taken At Least $3Bn In Covid Aid

"More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn in coronavirus aid from the US federal government, according to an analysis by Documented and the Guardian of newly released data."

Source: Guardian, 07/08/2020
July 16, 2020

SEJ Webinar: Covering Climate, COVID-19 and the Economy — Is a Green Recovery Possible?

This #SEJ2020 webinar reported on what journalists need to know to cover decisions about infrastructure, industry and regulation that will have enduring impacts on our climate and our health — and help the public understand the options and tradeoffs. Video recording and chat log.

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"Biggest Trade Deal In Trouble Over EU Anger At Brazil Deforestation"

"The European Union-Mercosur free trade agreement, finalized one year ago last June, faces growing opposition from European national governments, EU parliamentarians, and non-profit organizations, in addition to Latin American entities, putting its ratification at risk. "

Source: Mongabay, 07/07/2020

"Atlantic Coast Pipeline Canceled as Delays and Costs Mount"

"Two of the nation’s largest utility companies announced on Sunday that they had canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which would have carried natural gas across the Appalachian Trail, as delays and rising costs threatened the viability of the project."

Source: NYTimes, 07/06/2020

BP, Shell Write-Off Billions in Assets, Citing Covid and Climate Change

"Two of the world's largest energy companies have sent their strongest signals yet that the coronavirus pandemic may accelerate a global transition away from oil, and that billions of dollars invested in fossil fuel assets could go to waste."

Source: InsideClimate News, 07/03/2020

House Dems Unveil Ambitious Climate Package, Aim For Net-Zero By 2050

"The nation’s automakers would manufacture only electric cars. Utilities would have to stop producing pollution linked to climate change. And the federal government would double its investment in mass transit. All this and more was proposed by House Democrats on Tuesday under a plan aimed at bringing the U.S. economy’s greenhouse gas emissions — including carbon dioxide and methane — to zero by 2050."

Source: Washington Post, 07/01/2020

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