Clean Energy

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World leaders pledge to cap global emissions

During President Biden's virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, heads of government from around the world committed to essential climate pledges.
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United States will halve carbon emissions over next decade, says Biden

During the Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House, President Biden explained how the U.S. will lead the way in creating a global green economy.
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United States: We must succeed in preventing a climate catastrophe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is ready to lead the global climate response and work with countries abroad to cap global carbon emissions.
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Biden takes bold steps to fight climate change

President Biden is deepening America's commitment to fighting climate change. Learn how the United States is tackling this global challenge.
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Bringing clean and affordable energy to South Asia

The U.S. is working with nations in South Asia to develop more clean energy sources that expand access and reduce pollution.
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U.S. return to Paris Agreement marks renewed climate commitment

The United States is rejoining the Paris Agreement, renewing the nation's leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change.
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3 U.S. firms stood out in 2020 for their values

Learn about the firms that won the 2020 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence by modeling strong business ethics in global communities.
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U.S. relies on innovation to reduce emissions

The U.S. is formally withdrawing from an international climate accord but will reduce emissions through innovation without compromising economic growth.
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Learn how air quality improved in these cities

Three large U.S. cities have used new technology and environmentally friendly policies to help their residents breathe easier.