What a difference two weeks make. America’s new president has taken admirably little time to address the climate change challenge his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, called the greatest threat to future generations. Within days of taking office, Joe Biden unveiled a series of measures to start redressing the four years of climate inaction that are among the unhappiest legacies of the Trump administration.As an opening foray, his steps have much to recommend them. They foreshadow a far more ambitious climate plan than Mr Obama ever attempted. Yet they contain some conspicuous omissions that underline the vast political effort that will be required to turn policy into reality.Some of Mr Biden’s most eye-catching moves were also the easiest to take. Re-committing the US to the Paris climate agreement, as he did within hours of being sworn in, carries great symbolic weight but will make little difference by itself to global endeavours to cut carbon emissions. As the world’s largest economy, and the second-largest emitter after China, the US must also show it can cut its own reliance on fossil fuels and the greenhouse gases they produce when burnt.
FT 1st Feb 2021 read more »
Exelon Threatens To Mothball Four Nuclear Power Plants Unless Paid A Premium For Their Zero-Carbon Electricity.
Forbes 1st Feb 2021 read more »