Emissions reduction

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, demonstrators stand at a makeshift barricade set up by the "yellow jackets" protesters to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France. Even proponents of carbon taxes acknowledge that an increase in fuel taxes can disproportionally hurt low-income people. Energy costs make up a larger portion of their overall expenses, so a fuel price increase eats up more of their paycheck and leaves with less to spend. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
December 06, 2018 - 2:52 am
PARIS (AP) — The "yellow vests" in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland. After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide surged in 2018 with the largest jump in seven years, discouraged scientists announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 05, 2018 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies...
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U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt speaks during a signing of a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of up to 130 new Pratt & Whitney engines for the Greek company's new Airbus passenger jets in Athens, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. The deal, once concluded, is expected to be worth up to US dollars 1.5 billion. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
December 05, 2018 - 1:25 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's dominant Aegean Airlines has signed a preliminary agreement with Pratt & Whitney to buy new fuel-efficient and lower-pollution engines for up to 62 new passenger jets. The memorandum of understanding signed in Athens Wednesday is worth up to $1.5 billion, and is...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, plumes of smoke rise from Europe's largest lignite power plant in Belchatow, central Poland. After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide surged in 2018 with the largest jump in seven years, discouraged scientists announced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 05, 2018 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies...
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Smoke rise from a waste incinerator in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The COP24 summit on climate change is taking place in Poland's southern city of Katowice from December 2 to 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 04, 2018 - 8:14 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 2:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says the French president's decision to delay an energy tax hike after massive protests justifies his own decision to withdraw from an international climate accord. Trump...
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Smoke rise from a waste incinerator in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. The COP24 summit on climate change is taking place in Poland's southern city of Katowice from December 2 to 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 04, 2018 - 2:42 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her government is determined to reduce emissions to net zero "as quickly as possible" — and staying within the European Union would help. Speaking...
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Participants work in a computer room during the Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 04, 2018 - 11:06 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Negotiators at the U.N. climate talks got down to the nitty-gritty task Tuesday of finalizing the rules for the Paris accord, a landmark agreement by countries three years ago to curb global warming. The 2015 accord set a goal of keeping average global temperature increases...
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A miner's orchestra march and play around the Nikiszowiec estate to celebrate Barborka Miner's Day, or St. Barbara's Day, in Katowice Nikiszowiec, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Traditionally an orchestra of miners woke the mine managers at sunrise by playing in the street. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 04, 2018 - 10:54 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Poland's prime minister says the country, which has some of Europe's most polluted cities, will invest between 3-4 billion euros ($3.4-$ 4.5 billion) in low-emissions public transport. Mateusz...
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A miner's orchestra march and play around the Nikiszowiec estate to celebrate Barborka Miner's Day, or St. Barbara's Day, in Katowice Nikiszowiec, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Traditionally an orchestra of miners woke the mine managers at sunrise by playing in the street. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 04, 2018 - 5:13 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Miners are celebrating their patron saint in the southern Polish city that's hosting U.N. climate talks. Musicians began the "Barboka" Miners Day, dedicated to Catholic Saint Barbara, with a...
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Visitors to the U.N. climate conference watch a speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Katowice, Poland, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The COP24 UN Climate Change Conference is taking place in Katowice, Poland. Negotiators from around the world are meeting for talks on curbing climate change. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 04, 2018 - 4:53 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Five international banks are pledging to use the billions at their disposal to steer clients away from businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. The banks, led by ING of the...
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