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Energy & Environment, Industry

Race to cut carbon emissions splits U.S. states on nuclear

January 18, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

As climate change pushes states in the U.S. to dramatically cut their use of fossil fuels, many are coming to the conclusion that solar, wind and other renewable power sources might not be enough to keep the lights on. Nuclear […]


Energy & Environment, Federal, Industry, Policy

White House highlights effort to cover winter heating bills

January 7, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is distributing an additional $4.5 billion in funds to help low-income Americans cover heating costs during a second pandemic winter, with cold-weather states receiving the largest share, according to a state-by-state breakdown released Friday. The funding boost […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

OPEC, allies keep gradually pumping more oil amid omicron

January 4, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

OPEC and allied oil-producing countries are expected to press ahead Thursday with restoring cutbacks in output made during the depths of the coronavirus pandemic as hopes grow that travel and demand for fuel will hold up despite the rapid spread […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden administration moves to expand solar power on US land

December 21, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

U.S. officials announced approval Tuesday of two large-scale solar projects in California and moved to open up public lands in other Western states to potential solar power development, as part of the Biden administration’s effort to counter climate change by […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

‘I’m kind of speechless’: Democrats scramble to salvage climate provisions after Manchin sinks Build Back Better

December 20, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

With Sen. Joe Manchin confirming he’s a “no” on President Joe Biden’s social spending package, the fate of the bill’s $550 bill worth of climate and energy provisions — and the President’s climate agenda — are now on the line. […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

California pushes composting to lower food waste emissions

December 9, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won’t have a place in California trashcans under the nation’s largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that’s set to take effect in January. The effort is designed to keep landfills in the […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden executive order calls for 65% drop in federal government emissions by 2030

December 8, 2021

Via: FCW

A White House executive order issued on Wednesday looks to leverage the federal government’s procurement powers as the largest buyer in the world to address climate change and set government operations on a path to net-zero energy emissions. The executive […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

How a carbon tax can fight inequality and climate change

December 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Carbon taxes can attract a lot of flak. On one hand, some groups hate taxes and are indifferent to climate change—in Canada, various provincial governments actively fought (and ultimately lost) against the federal government’s implementation of a carbon levy. On […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Iran nuclear deal talks resume in Vienna amid muted hopes

November 29, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Negotiators in Vienna resumed talks Monday over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with hopes of quick progress muted after a hard-line new government in Tehran led to a more than five-month hiatus. The remaining signatories to the […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

US to release 50 million barrels of oil to ease energy costs

November 23, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from the strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom. The move is […]