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Statement: Weatherization funding takes advantage of the ‘cleanest energy’

President Joe Biden and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Wednesday $3.16 billion in new funding through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) for residential energy upgrades. 

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Sen. Martin Heinrich and expert panel conclude that we need to transition to clean energy in our homes

Environment America and U.S. PIRG hosted a webinar Wednesday, which featured opening words from Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and a panel of home electrification experts discussing the benefits and process of switching to clean electric technologies

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Statement: Federal electric truck, bus investments help to slash air pollution, reduce climate emissions

Vice President Kamala Harris announced several initiatives to reduce diesel pollution from buses and trucks. Federal funding will now be available for electric transit buses and school buses, cleaner port vehicles and more. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule to reduce pollution from heavy-duty trucks that will accelerate the deployment of zero-emission technology.

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Statement: United Nations agree to framework for historic treaty to reduce global plastic pollution

"Whales, sea turtles, birds and, in fact, all nature on our planet have suffered long enough. It’s time to go big, to go global.”

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Statement: AIG Announces Climate Goals; Commits To No New Investment Or Insurance For Dirtiest Energy Sources

AIG announced several commitments on Tuesday in line with an overall plan “to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global underwriting and investment portfolios by 2050, or sooner.” Along with other pledges, AIG said it will no longer invest in or provide insurance for any new energy exploration activities in the Arctic. As the first major U.S. insurance company to make such an announcement, AIG joins the six largest banks in the United States and Canada’s five largest banks in declining to help oil and gas companies do business in the Arctic.