Author: Alexander C. Kaufman

Five Things You Should Know About the New Climate Pact

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of Climate Desk.  The United Nations climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, are on pace to conclude in two days with an agreement that, despite acknowledging the scope and cause of the climate crisis, appears set to fall far short in bending the emissions curve. The draft […]

Oklahoma Utility Seeks $1,400 Consumer “Exit Fee” to Swap Gas for Electric

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of Climate Desk.  Oklahoma’s biggest natural gas utility could soon charge customers who switch to electric stoves and heating systems an “exit fee” of nearly $1,400 to disconnect service, HuffPost has learned, setting a precedent that could help the industry lock millions of Americans into […]

Supreme Court Will Consider Limiting EPA’s Power to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

This story was originally published by HuffPost and is reproduced here as part of Climate Desk.  The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a set of cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, potentially limiting the Biden administration’s options to curb planet-heating pollution. The lawsuits, filed by Republican-controlled states and a West Virginia oil […]