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NY comptroller seeks ExxonMobil analysis of Paris climate accord

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s comptroller and other investors have asked ExxonMobil to advise them about the resilience of the oil company’s business model following the recent Paris climate agreement by nearly 200 countries to slow global warming. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of New York’s $184.5 billion pension fund for public workers, is joining with the Church of England’s investment ...

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Effect of climate deal on Texas is up in the air

WASHINGTON — All eyes are on Paris this week as the United Nations climate summit finalizes worldwide targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is expected by the conclusion of the two-week summit on Friday, and it is already having a special resonance in Texas, the nation’s largest energy producer. President Barack Obama laid out the U.S. position in a ...

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‘Clean coal’ technology fails to capture world’s attention

DEKALB, Miss. — The Kemper County power plant was supposed to be up and running by now, showing the world how to burn coal without spewing climate-warming carbon pollution into the air. Instead, the coal plant towering over pine trees and pastures in rural Mississippi is looking like another monument to the unfulfilled promise of carbon capture technology. Construction costs ...

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Tesla’s Elon Musk says transition from fossil fuels inevitable

PARIS – The switch from fossil fuels to sustainable energies such as wind and solar is inevitable, and the transition could happen within two decades depending on decisions reached at the Paris climate summit, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday. Nearly 200 nations are meeting in the French capital for a two-week United Nations climate conference aimed at reaching ...

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Environmentalists want stronger methane rule

This undated handout image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan, shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher.

HERMOSA, Colo. — Environmentalists on Tuesday joined local activists to express support for proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations on oil and gas industry atmospheric methane emissions. Alex Renirie and Camilla Feibelman of the Sierra Club held a conference call with Victoria Gutierrez of Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment and Tweeti Blancett, a sixth-generation New Mexico rancher, owner of The ...

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Exxon case revives the debate over corporate climate disclosures

Oil and gas refinery operates amidst a global shift away from fossil fuels in an effort to fight climate change and global warming

Public corporations are supposed to warn investors about the risk to their businesses from climate change, but the tone and wording of those disclosures vary widely among big U.S. manufacturing, automotive and energy companies, according to company documents, and legal and corporate governance experts. Pressure on companies to inform investors about risks associated with climate change was intensifying even before ...

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