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Energy & Environment, Industry

Keystone XL pipeline canceled after Biden scraps US permit

June 10, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was officially terminated on Wednesday, handing a big victory to environmentalists who fought the project for more than a decade as they intensified their battles against other fossil fuel development. The decision by […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Center for Transportation and the Environment provides cost analysis for “Clean Transit for America Plan”

May 10, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

In a report released Wednesday, the Center for Transportation and the Environment has found that replacing the entire U.S. transit fleet with zero emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2035 would cost between $56 and $89 billion. The report, requested by U.S. […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden’s plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

May 6, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve its goal of conserving about one-third of America’s lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and […]


Energy & Environment, Federal, Industry, Policy

Tesla accused of environmental rule violations in U.S. and Germany

April 28, 2021

Via: CNBC

Tesla is defending itself in the U.S. and Germany against allegations that it has violated environmental rules and regulations, according to a new financial filing. In the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency accused Tesla last week of failing to prove […]


Cybersecurity, Energy & Environment, Industry

Attack on Iran’s Natanz plant muddies US-Iran nuclear talks

April 13, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility is casting a major shadow over the resumption of indirect talks between the U.S. and Iran over resurrection of the international accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program. Neither Iran nor the U.S. say the […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal

April 13, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

DOE to spend $61.4M on biofuels research

April 12, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would be providing $61.4 million in funding for research, development, and deployment of technologies that produce low-cost, low carbon biofuels. The funding is aimed at finding renewable resources to power heavy-duty […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

April 2, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden’s goal […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells

April 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to transform America’s infrastructure includes $16 billion to plug old oil and gas wells and clean up abandoned mines, a longtime priority for Western and rural lawmakers from both parties. Hundreds of thousands of […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

GOP lawmakers take aim at Arizona renewable energy standards

March 30, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

As states across the U.S. West beef up their renewable energy requirements, a push to do so in Arizona has been met by fierce resistance from the Republican governor and GOP-dominated Legislature, which are looking to strip elected utility regulators […]