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Surprise midterm results boost U.S. climate change policy

An expected Republican wave did not materialize, which solidifies some U.S. climate change policy even as the U.S. needs more action to hit its targets.

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Heavy fossil fuel presence at COP27 climate talks

False solutions to climate change promoted by the oil and gas industry feature heavily on this year’s agenda.

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Governments lay out plans to cut atmospheric methane

New data shows a spike in atmospheric methane concentrations globally, putting a spotlight on international efforts to cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas.

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Gas terminals threaten coastal communities

Gas export terminals are under construction. But they pose health and environmental risks to U.S. Gulf Coast residents.

Smog in Los Angeles, California, which could be due in part to toxic gas stoves.

Gas stoves leak benzene, threaten human health

New research shows that benzene concentrations leaking from toxic gas stoves exceed public health guidelines. And the leaks occurred when the stoves were turned off.

Soaring LNG prices cutting into global demand

Boom times for LNG in 2022 also mean that clouds are darkening for the fuel. LNG is earning a reputation for being “unreliable and unaffordable.”

Biden threatens ‘consequences’ after OPEC+ cuts oil output

Tensions between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been building, but the Biden administration has now said it will “re-evaluate” the entire relationship following OPEC+ cuts.

LNG industry seized on Russia’s war to lock in policy wins

Just hours after the invasion, LNG lobbyists called on the Biden administration to grant longstanding policy wishes favourable to gas exports, according to a new report.

EU calls for windfall profits tax to protect consumers

A tax on excess profits could protect European households and businesses. Meanwhile, efforts to curb demand are paying dividends.