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Less than 1% of the 250 Million Cars, SUVs, and Light-Duty Trucks on the Road in the United States are Electric 
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Less than 1% of the 250 Million Cars, SUVs, and Light-Duty Trucks on the Road in the United States are Electric 

The United States is commonly regarded as a car-centric country, with cars being a dominant American mode of transport. U.S. infrastructure and road rules tend to privilege cars over other road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. Cars have been a major component of American culture, particularly since the 1950s.   Since 2009, the United States is home to the second largest passenger vehicle market of any country...

Changing Climate Will Increase Harm to People’s Lives, Homes, and Prosperity in the US
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Changing Climate Will Increase Harm to People’s Lives, Homes, and Prosperity in the US

Loss and damage are generally discussed in the international climate area in terms of developing county impacts. However, the impacts of loss and damage applied to developed countries, like the United States, also have staggering financial and non-economic implications. This discussion will explore what loss and damage has already occurred in the United States and...

Supreme Court Restricts Ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants
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Supreme Court Restricts Ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

In 2021, climate action made major strides in the United States as President Biden released executive orders, Congress passed a major infrastructure law, and federal agencies strengthened climate-related regulations. However, 2022, by contrast, has brought significant setbacks for climate action. Likely the most important comes in a Supreme Court decision announced on June 30th, which...

The United States is the World’s Largest Producer of Natural Gas and Largest Exporter of Liquified Natural Gas
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The United States is the World’s Largest Producer of Natural Gas and Largest Exporter of Liquified Natural Gas

The United States is central to the natural gas industry worldwide. The country has been the world’s largest producer of natural gas since taking over the title from Russia about a decade ago. In 2020, the U.S. produced roughly 33.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, averaging out to 91.5 billion cub feet produced per...

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Makes for Difficult Energy System Choices for the United States
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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Makes for Difficult Energy System Choices for the United States

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already profoundly altered the world, with significant implications for the globe’s ability to transition to clean energy and stave off climate change. While countries scramble to meet their energy needs without relying on Russian gas, the United States has been dealt a critical choice: double down on fossil fuel...

United States: Climate Progress Report
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United States: Climate Progress Report

HIGHLIGHTS – Clean Versus Fossil Energy Consumption (Monthly) – Carbon Dioxide Emission from Energy Consumption (Annually) – Wildfire Year-to-Date Statistics (Annually)   Clean vs. fossil energy consumption Source: EIA monthly energy review, Topic 1.3, “Primary energy consumption by source” The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) updates its analysis of U.S. energy trends monthly, including comparisons...

Climate Justice in the United States
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Climate Justice in the United States

HIGHLIGHTS Lack of access to disaster preparedness and relief programs Coastal relocation programs that can either exacerbate risk and create inequalities, or, when done well, reduce communities’ vulnerability Unequal Extreme Heat   NARRATIVE The United States has not traditionally been thought of as being on the frontlines of climate injustice globally, as countries including low-lying...

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