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Shortly after President Joe Biden test drove a new electric F-150 in Michigan, Duke University hosted a livestreamed Q&A to discuss the state of the electric vehicle industry with Timothy Johnson and Jennifer Weiss, WRAL TechWire reported.

Tim Profeta spoke with Law360 about the implications for energy companies of a new executive order from President Joe Biden directing the government to evaluate the economic risks posed by climate change.

In an editorial on a new tax instituted by Roanoke, VA, on single-use plastic bags, the Richmond Times-Dispatch cited a 2020 analysis by the Nicholas Institute that sought to chronicle the past 20 years of government responses to lessen levels of plastic pollution.

Two Duke scholars—Jen Weiss, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Timothy Johnson, professor of the practice of energy and the environment at the Nicholas School of the Environment—discussed the benefits and challenges of electric vehicles during a virtual briefing with journalists.

Jennifer Weiss told The Guardian that the launch of an electric version of Ford's bestselling F-150 pickup truck is "going to be huge" for electric vehicles.

While the horserace of domestic greenhouse gas emissions between China and the U.S. often captures popular attention, countries can also have a big impact on emissions outside of their borders through development finance policy, writes Elizabeth Losos in The Hill.

"This is a climate issue; it’s a public health issue; and it’s an environmental justice issue.” Kate Konschnik spoke with Sierra Magazine about the importance of the transportation sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of U.S. Climate Action Week, the Resilience Roadmap hosted a virtual conversation with a panel of resilience leaders inside the administration, as well as from tribes and regional voices.

Frequent use of exemptions may undermine public health protections of oil and gas setback policies, according to a new study led by researchers at the research institute PSE Healthy Energy, Harvard University, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Solutions at Duke University.

China's prospects for achieving President Xi Jinping's target of carbon neutrality by 2060 will depend on the power of environmental inspectors, whether emissions caps are introduced, and the effectiveness of a new carbon trading system, writes Nicholas Institute senior fellow Jackson Ewing in an op-ed for South China Morning Post.