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Politics Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — Biden, Xi talk climate at UN forum

01:40  22 september  2021
01:40  22 september  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Today we're looking at climate announcements from the U.S. and China during speeches at the United Nations General Assembly and the latest on when the administration's oil and gas review could come out.

For The Hill, we're Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Write to us with tips: rfrazin@thehill.com and zbudryk@thehill.com. Follow us on Twitter: @RachelFrazin and @BudrykZack.

Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Emissions heading toward pre-pandemic levels

  Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Emissions heading toward pre-pandemic levels Welcome to Thursday's Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Today we're looking at a UN report on a return to pre-COVID emission levels, the first step toward reversing Trump-era gray wolf protection rollbacks and a House committee asking oil execs for answers.For The Hill, we're Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Write to us with tips: rfrazin@thehill.com and zbudryk@thehill.com. Follow us on Twitter: @RachelFrazin and @BudrykZack.Let's jump in.

Welcome to Overnight Energy , The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Environmental groups are eager to help the Biden administration make that determination, sorting out which rules are better dismantled by the agency or in court rather than the CRA. But they too have fears about a provision in the law that could block the administration’s agencies from crafting a similar rule in the future.

Environmental analysts are hopeful of what a Biden presidency could do for the planet. Niklas Höhne of the NewClimate Institute, based in Germany, told DW that Biden 's climate plans were "very ambitious." Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is regarded highly in the league of champions of architects. In contrast to other stars of the international scene, he uses sustainable materials - mainly wood - and demands more humility. He created this building clad in birch wood close to Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

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Biden wants boost for climate financing for developing countries

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During his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden called for an additional boost for climate financing for developing countries.

The administration said in April that it would double its climate financing for developing countries, which reportedly brought its annual commitment to $5.7 billion. On Tuesday, Biden said he'll seek to double that again, reaching about $11.4 billion per year.

"In April, I announced the United States will double our public international financing to help developing nations tackle the climate crisis, and today, I'm proud to announce that we'll work with the Congress to double that number again, including for adaptation efforts," he said.

Biden, world leaders try to hammer out next steps on climate

  Biden, world leaders try to hammer out next steps on climate President Joe Biden tried to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change in a private, virtual session with a small group of other global leaders Friday, and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane leaks. Ever-grimmer findings from scientists this year that the world is nearing the point where the level of climate damage from burning oil, gas and coal becomes catastrophic and irreversible “represent a code red for humanity,” Biden said at the session's outset.

Mr Johnson hails Biden 's climate pledge and 'real progress' in US-UK trade during White House talk with VP Kamala Harris. Mr Johnson spoke to broadcasters on the terrace of a skyscraper in New York, where he has been attending the UN summit, before getting the train to Washington DC for his first visit to the White House since Mr Biden succeeded Donald Trump. The Vote Leave figurehead downplayed the prospects of getting a trade deal by the next election, raising the possibility that he could leave Downing Street without achieving a key ambition for the post-Brexit era.

Biden has vowed that the U.S. will consider climate issues in nearly all policy making and has committed to the U.S. cooperating on multilateral efforts on addressing climate change. That's a marked departure from his predecessor, Donald Trump, who largely ignored scientific consensus about the need for nations to take action to curb rising temperatures. The bank is discontinuing personal lines of credit and will shut down existing ones in the coming weeks, CNBC reported, citing customer letters it has reviewed. In a “frequently asked questions” section of a letter sent by the back, Wells

Timing is everything. In the April announcement, the administration said that it hoped to double financing for climate-related programs in developing countries by 2024 compared to the average level during fiscal years 2013 through 2016.

In his new speech, Biden didn't specify what the timeline would be for the additional boost to climate financing.

But he's not the only one stepping it up. China, a major financier of the coal industry worldwide, will no longer build new coal plants abroad, the country's president announced Tuesday.

"China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad," President Xi Jinping said in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly.

Read more about Biden's remarks here and Xi's remarks here.

Lands nominee says oil review at interagency review stage

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And welcome to Overnight Energy , The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Miranda Green, mgreen@thehill.com and Rebecca Beitsch, rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow us on Twitter: @mirandacgreen, @rebeccabeitsch and @thehill. It will be moderated by Errol Louis, a political commentator for CNN and NY1, and event co-planners, Emily Atkin from The New Republic and Brian Kahn from Gizmodo. The events sponsors include Earthjustice, an environmental legal group, the League of Conservation Voters and Columbia University's Earth

The US presents a huge obstacle to the climate talks . President Biden says he wants to undo the harm caused by President Trump's withdrawal from the international climate agreement. But he's facing a very big bill to help developing nations cope with the effects of global heating, and it's not yet clear he can China and India already feel aggrieved that they're being asked to curb emissions at a far earlier stage in their development than western nations . COP26 president Alok Sharma, who is with the PM, earlier revealed that Chinese President Xi Jinping had not yet committed to attending the conference.

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Laura Daniel-Davis, President Biden's pick to be Interior's assistant secretary for land and minerals management, indicated Tuesday that the department's long-awaited report on its oil and gas leasing review is at the late-in-the-process interagency review stage.

At a nomination hearing Tuesday, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) asked Daniel-Davis on the status of the report, which the administration had projected for an early summer release.

The nominee said the report is undergoing the full interagency review process.

"Reports like this that come at the direction of an executive order do go through an appropriate interagency and White House review process, so that is where we are," she told Manchin.

Daniel-Davis did not identify a specific timeline for the release of the report but told Manchin, "I'm hopeful we'll be able to get it out the door very soon."

Read more about Daniel-Davis's confirmation hearing here.

Biden, world leaders push climate action, vow methane cuts

  Biden, world leaders push climate action, vow methane cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tried on Friday to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change with a small group of other global leaders and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane leaks. Ever-grimmer findings from scientists this year that the world is nearing the point where the level of climate damage from burning oil, gas and coal becomes catastrophic and irreversible “represent a code red for humanity,” Biden said at the session's outset.

A MESSAGE FROM THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — White House plans extreme heat workplace standard

  Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — White House plans extreme heat workplace standard Welcome to Monday's Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Today we're looking at the Biden administration's latest plans for an extreme heat workplace standard, a world leader saying major economies must do more on climate change, and a look at Alaska's post-fossil fuels future. For The Hill, we're Rachel Frazin and ZackToday we're looking at the Biden administration's latest plans for an extreme heat workplace standard, a world leader saying major economies must do more on climate change, and a look at Alaska's post-fossil fuels future.

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We're calling on Congress to pass the climate test -- and only support a reconciliation package with real climate action that cuts climate pollution in half by 2030. Read LCV's letter now.

Dakota Access asks court to reverse decision requiring environmental review

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Dakota Access is asking the Supreme Court to take up a lower court determination finding that its pipeline needs additional environmental review.

So remind me what happened...At the start of the year, a federal appeals court upheld a lower court's decision that the federal government needed to conduct a rigorous environmental review called an Environmental Impact Statement for the pipeline.

The appeals court also upheld a decision to vacate a permit for the now-operational pipeline, while the review is conducted.

What's new? In its new filing, the company asks the high court to consider whether the appeals court was wrong to vacate the permit under environmental laws. It also takes issue with the appeals court's assertion that it was judging whether the federal government had "convinced the court that it has materially addressed and resolved serious objections to its analysis."

Climate change tops agenda as Iceland heads to elections

  Climate change tops agenda as Iceland heads to elections REYKJAVIK , Iceland (AP) — Climate change is top of the agenda when voters in Iceland head to the polls for general elections on Saturday, following an exceptionally warm summer and an election campaign defined by a wide-reaching debate on global warming. All nine parties running for seats at the North Atlantic island nation’s Parliament, or Althing, acknowledge global warming as a force of change in a sub-Arctic landscape. But politicians disagree on whether Iceland should take more urgent action to help curb climate change, or capitalize on it as an opportunity for economic growth — as the melting of glaciers and warmer weather offer immediate gains for Iceland’s key

Read more about the request here.

IDA RELIEF KEEPS FLOWING

The U.S. Small Business Administration has granted more than $100 million in aid related to Hurricane Ida, through loans the agency is touting as a low-cost way to battle disaster impacts.

A spokesperson for the agency told The Hill that as of Tuesday, the agency had approved over $133 million in aid for Hurricane Ida.

Alejandro Contreras, director of Preparedness, Communication and Coordination in our Office of Disaster Assistance, told The Hill in an interview, that this money can go to help homeowners and renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations.

Contreras called the loans an "affordable form of government assistance for recovery" since they eventually get paid back to the government.

"That helps reduce the overall cost to the government...and it puts some of the responsibility also onto the property owners," he said.

ON TAP TOMORROW

  • The Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on the benefits of electrifying U.S. homes and buildings

  • The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote on the nominations of Jeffrey Prieto to be the EPA's top lawyer, and Stephen Owens, Jennifer Sass and Sylvia Johnson to be members of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

  • The Senate EPW Committee will also hold a hearing titled "The Circular Economy as a Concept for Creating a More Sustainable Future"

  • Norway promises Europe more gas as prices soar, Reuters reports

A MESSAGE FROM THE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs

  Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs Welcome to Thursday's Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Today we're looking at moves to phase down the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons, a preliminary report form FERC and NERC on the Texas power outages from earlier this year and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's latest remarks on public lands drilling. For The Hill, we're Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Write to us with tips: rfrazin@thehill.com and zbudryk@thehill.com. Follow us on Twitter: @RachelFrazin and @BudrykZack.Let's jump in.

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We're calling on Congress to pass the climate test -- and only support a reconciliation package with real climate action that cuts climate pollution in half by 2030. Read LCV's letter now.

WHAT WE'RE READING

  • Former Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, leading GOP voice on environment, dies at 84, Syracuse.com reports
  • Wind farm draws fire for interfering with WWII incarceration site, E&E News reports
  • UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations, Reuters reports
  • Floridians Want More Aggressive Action To Address Environmental Issues, Survey Finds, WUSF reports
  • Cape Verde's 'fish detectives' try to keep extinction at bay, The Guardian reports

ICYMI

Judge dismisses Greenpeace lawsuit against Walmart

Progressive poll finds support for solar energy tax credit legislation

Biden announces $10 billion commitment to fighting world hunger

Native American tribes sue to halt Wisconsin wolf hunt

Biden takes first step on workplace protections from extreme heat

And finally, something offbeat and off-beat: Modern problems require modern solutions

That's it for today, thanks for reading. Check out The Hill's energy & environment page for the latest news and coverage. We'll see you tomorrow.

Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs .
Welcome to Thursday's Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup.Today we're looking at moves to phase down the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons, a preliminary report form FERC and NERC on the Texas power outages from earlier this year and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's latest remarks on public lands drilling. For The Hill, we're Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Write to us with tips: rfrazin@thehill.com and zbudryk@thehill.com. Follow us on Twitter: @RachelFrazin and @BudrykZack.Let's jump in.

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