Economy & Business

Top Companies Undermine Climate Pledges With Political Donations: Report

"Some of the nation's best-known corporations are undermining their promises to slash emissions by donating significant sums to elect Republican attorneys general, who have emerged as frequent courtroom foes of climate policies and regulations, according to a report shared exclusively with The Climate 202."

Source: Washington Post, 02/24/2022

White House Mulls How To Stabilize Gas Prices Amid Russian Hostilities

"White House aides are reviewing how the United States could respond if Russia curtails exporting global oil products due to hostilities over Ukraine, anticipating a potential spike in gas prices that could further compound already high prices domestically."

Source: Washington Post, 02/22/2022

Weather Disasters Affected 1 In 10 Homes In The Country Last Year: Report

"Extreme weather affected more than 14.5 million homes in the United States last year, causing an estimated $56.92 billion in property damage, according to a report released this morning by CoreLogic, a property information and analytics provider."

Source: Washington Post, 02/18/2022

"Power Grid Upgrade Costs to Handle Extreme Weather Divide States"

"Clean energy goals and resilience to extreme weather should spur the next wave of power grid upgrades, federal energy officials and state utility commissioners broadly agreed Wednesday during a meeting in Washington."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/17/2022


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