Jeff Brady

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Solar energy could be key in Puerto Rico's transition to 100% renewables, study says

Monday, January 23, 2023

A federal study shows Puerto Rico can meet its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050. The path includes a focus on solar power panels installed across the territory.

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Gas stoves became part of the culture war in less than a week. Here's why

Saturday, January 21, 2023

An interview with a federal safety regulator quickly became fodder for outrage, viral social media content and political fundraising.

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The facts and strategy behind the outrage over rumors of a ban on gas stoves

Friday, January 20, 2023

The conservative media was in uproar last week over speculation that the federal government planned to ban gas cooking stoves and possibly seize them. It escalated into something much larger online.

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What you need to know about gas stoves and health risks

Friday, January 13, 2023

Gas stoves have been in the news as the Consumer Product Safety Commission researches emissions and health effects. NPR Climate Desk's Jeff Brady sorts the misinformation from the facts.

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Exxon climate predictions were accurate decades ago. Still it sowed doubt

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Exxon's climate research decades back painted an accurate picture of global warming, according to a new scientific paper. Still, the oil company continued climate-denying policy efforts.

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Republicans get a louder voice on climate change as they take over the House

Friday, December 30, 2022

Republicans promise more oversight of billions of dollars meant to address climate change as they prepare to take control of the House. Climate advocates say the U.S. can still meet ambitious goals.

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One of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races is in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is retiring. If Democrats win his seat, it could help them keep their thin majority in the Senate. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is running against TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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Encore: Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they're off

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Americans love their gas stoves, but many may soon face a decision about switching to electric. Gas stoves emit more pollution into homes and are supplied through a system that leaks methane.

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Incandescent lightbulbs are on the way out. So which new lightbulb should you choose?

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Biden administration is phasing out incandescent lightbulbs. Here's how to pick a longer lasting and more energy-efficient option.

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Encore: Home generator sales spike with mass outages, climate change and COVID

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Climate change is bringing more extreme weather that often leads to mass power outages. That has more Americans installing home generators. (Story originally aired on ATC on Jan. 31, 2022.)

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Home generator sales are booming with mass outages, climate change and COVID

Monday, January 31, 2022

More extreme weather can mean extended blackouts, and it's especially disruptive for those working at home. Owners and experts offer guidance on what kind of generator to get and how to use it safely.

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Gas stoves leak climate-warming methane even when they're off

Thursday, January 27, 2022

A new study finds tiny leaks from loose fittings added up to more emissions than when stoves were in use. The impact on climate change amounts to the same effect as a half-million cars.

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U.S. greenhouse gas emissions jumped in 2021, a threat to climate goals

Monday, January 10, 2022

The spike was attributed to a slew of causes, including behavior changes after COVID-19 vaccines became widely available, but environmental advocates say it's worrisome.

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In 2021, climate ambitions soared and crashed in the U.S. and around the world

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

President Biden's lofty domestic goals were brought down to earth by congressional opposition, notably from one Democratic senator. International efforts to fight planetary warming also fell short.

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Biden's climate change plan stalls after Manchin opposes Build Back Better

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

President Biden campaigned on the most ambitious climate agenda of any major party candidate. But the cornerstone of his plan appears doomed in Congress, rejected by a Democrat from a coal state.

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With the loss of Manchin's vote, Biden's climate change agenda may be doomed

Monday, December 20, 2021

Despite a year of increasing weather disasters, Biden's ambitious climate plans may be doomed in Congress.

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Fossil fuel subsidies are proving harder to end than first thought

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

President Biden campaigned on ending oil and gas industry subsidies. But getting rid of them requires passing legislation. A bill eliminating the overseas drilling subsidy is stalled in Congress.

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Biden signs executive order to make the federal government carbon-neutral by 2050

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

In a sweeping executive order, President Biden aims to cut all climate warming emissions from federal government operations. The push dates to the Obama-era, and faces a lot of challenges.

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U.S. to release 50 million barrels of crude oil from the reserve to lower gas prices

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Biden administration is tapping into the country's emergency petroleum reserves in a bid to bring down high gas prices. But it's not clear how successful that strategy will be.

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U.S. to release oil reserves as the holiday travel season gears up

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Biden administration will release 50 million barrels of oil from the country's strategic petroleum reserve to lower gas prices for Americans as the holiday traveling season kicks off.

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