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EU to unveil tough climate rules, with tax on foreign firms

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BRUSSELS — The European Union on Wednesday is unveiling sweeping new legislation to help meet its pledge to cut emissions of the gases that...

Electrify America to double EV charging stations by 2025

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Electrify America, an electric vehicle charging network funded with money paid by Volkswagen as punishment for its emissions cheating scandal,...

Congress acts to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump

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WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats have approved a measure reinstating rules aimed at limiting climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling, a rare...

Swiss vote on whether to hike taxes to fight climate change

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GENEVA — Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum on a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would hike fees and taxes on fuels...

Eying deal, GM softens on tough standards for car pollution

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DETROIT — The nation's largest automaker said Wednesday it can support greenhouse gas emissions limits that other car manufacturers negotiated with California — if...

Former VW boss to pay firm $13 million over diesel scandal

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen said Wednesday that former CEO Martin Winterkorn has agreed to pay 11.2 million euros ($13.6 million) in compensation for what...

California urges EPA to let state set car-emissions standard

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WASHINGTON — Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own...

Spain at last adopts promised law on becoming carbon neutral

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MADRID — Spain’s parliament approved a law on climate change and energy transition Thursday that belatedly brings the country into line with the European...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

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WASHINGTON — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled...

Carper urges tough US rules barring gas-powered cars by 2035

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WASHINGTON — A top Senate Democrat is urging U.S. anti-pollution standards that would follow a deal brokered by California with five automakers and then...