The infrastructure package sets aside billions for the power grid. That may not be enough to reshape a system not designed for the extreme weather brought about by a warming planet.
China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom are also tapping their emergency stocks. The goal is to try to bring down oil prices, which have been causing consumers pain at the pump.
President Biden is looking at options to bring down high prices. One possibility attracting a lot of attention is releasing crude oil from the country's emergency reserves.
In just a few years, phasing out gas-powered cars has gone from fringe idea to mainstream policy proposal. It's still a long way from being reality, but the sense of urgency is accelerating.
Despite pledging to take action on climate change at the international event, the Biden administration says its hands were tied after a federal judge stopped its attempt to pause the leasing program.
The newly passed infrastructure bill could lead to a boom in solar production requiring a lot more land, including farmland. But research is showing solar panels might actually help grow some crops.
Government negotiators from nearly 200 countries have adopted a new deal on climate action after a last-minute intervention by India to water down the language on cutting emissions from coal.
The U.N. secretary-general warns the main goal of limiting global warming is "on life support." But Glasgow negotiators are making modest progress in their final hours.
More than 500 attendees from the fossil fuel industry are at the climate summit in Glasgow. Their reps have attended climate summits for decades. Some are touting a shift toward renewables.
The agreements were hailed as a major step toward decarbonizing the auto industry, but the world's largest auto markets, including the U.S., and top carmakers failed to sign on.
New analyses find countries' latest climate promises are still not enough to meet the goal set in the Paris climate agreement. And they warn few countries even have plans to carry out their pledges.
Guyana, one of South America's poorest countries, is under severe threat by rising seas. That had made it a champion of climate action, but it all changed when ExxonMobil found oil off its waters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told COP26 that India, the world's third-biggest carbon emitter, would go net-zero by 2070. But appetite for coal, which supplies 70% of India's power, remains high.
A town in northern England wants to open a coking coal mine to create jobs. But while hosting the U.N. climate summit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging countries to slash greenhouse gases.
In a major expansion, proposed U.S. rules would apply not only to new oil and gas operations but also older ones. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas considered key to slowing global warming quickly.