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Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden tightens methane emissions rule amid push for more oil

November 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to reduce methane emissions, targeting the oil and gas industry for its role in global warming even as President Joe Biden has pressed energy producers for more oil drilling to lower prices at […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

US plan to tap businesses for green finance meets resistance

November 10, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

When it comes to helping poor nations cope with climate change, the United States government left its wallet at home. So it hopes its friend, big business, can help pick up the tab. Unable to persuade Congress or the American […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Billions in federal money to help lower home heating costs

November 2, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Biden administration said Wednesday it would make $4.5 billion available through a low-income home energy assistance program to help lower heating costs heading into what is expected to be a brutal winter. The money, which comes partly from President […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Most in US want more action on climate change: AP-NORC poll

October 25, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the federal government is not doing enough to fight climate change, according to a new poll that shows limited public awareness about a sweeping new law that commits the U.S. to its largest ever investment […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

The world’s energy situation is not as terrible as you might expect

October 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

The past several years have seen a lot of unexpected turbulence in the global energy market. Lockdowns during the early pandemic response caused energy use to plunge in 2020, but carbon emissions soared as the economy rebounded in 2021. Early […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Saudis say US sought 1 month delay of OPEC+ production cuts

October 13, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Saudi Arabia said Thursday that the U.S. had urged it to postpone a decision by OPEC and its allies — including Russia — to cut oil production by a month. Such a delay could have helped reduce the risk of […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Key Senate chair urges US to freeze cooperation with Saudis

October 11, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez called Monday for freezing all U.S. cooperation with Saudi Arabia, delivering one of the strongest expressions yet of U.S. anger over Saudi oil-production cuts that serve to boost Russia in its war in […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Solar + batteries at home can provide backup power during disasters

September 29, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Lights went out as Hurricane Fiona devastated areas from the Caribbean to Canada, and Hurricane Ian has done the same. Hurricanes, along with other natural disasters like wildfires and winter storms, can leave people without access to electricity. However, new […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Biden to oil industry: Don’t raise prices as hurricane nears

September 28, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian lashed Florida’s southwest coast. “Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

UN chief asks wealthy nations to impose windfall taxes on fossil fuel industry

September 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres had just returned from a visit to flooded Pakistan when he stepped before the UN General Assembly to give a speech on Tuesday. Poverty-stricken regions experiencing the most severe climate change impacts, like Pakistan, were […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

US installs record solar capacity as prices keep falling

September 21, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

This week, the US Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab released its annual analysis of solar energy in the US. It found that nearly half the generating capacity was installed in the US during 2021 and is poised to dominate future […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Drought in Western US heats up as a Senate campaign issue

September 20, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

In a midterm campaign season dominated by inflation, abortion and crime, there’s another issue that is becoming more urgent in Western states: drought. The topic of water historically has played little to no role in campaign ads in much of […]


Defense, Energy & Environment, Industry

Germany’s Scholz sees no imminent nuclear deal with Iran

September 12, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he doesn’t expect an agreement with Iran in the immediate future to restore Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though he said there’s no reason for Iran not to sign up […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Republicans raise the alarm that DHS money being used to buy Chinese solar panels made with forced labor

September 8, 2022

Via: Fox News

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are raising concerns that Department of Homeland Security money is being used to purchase Chinese solar panels in contravention of federal law. GOP lawmakers sent a letter to the DHS inspector general Wednesday requesting […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Russia sends more energy to Asia as Europe cuts back

September 6, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Russia sent significantly more oil and coal to India and China over the summer compared with the start of the year, while European countries that long relied on Russian energy have cut back sharply in response to the war in […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

California legislators advance plan to extend nuke plant run

September 1, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The California Legislature on Wednesday approved Gov. Gavin Newsom’s blueprint to extend the lifespan of the state’s last operating nuclear power plant by up to five years, after he warned the state could face rolling blackouts if its twin reactors […]


Defense, Energy & Environment, Industry

UN agency to inspect Ukraine nuclear plant amid safety fears

August 29, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A U.N. nuclear watchdog team set off on an urgent mission Monday to safeguard the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine, a long-awaited trip the world hopes will help avoid a radioactive catastrophe. The […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Cyprus says new gas discovery aids Europe’s energy search

August 22, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

A new natural gas discovery off Cyprus’ southern coast that is estimated to contain around 2.5 trillion cubic feet of the hydrocarbon bolsters Europe’s efforts to secure alternative energy sources, the Cypriot energy ministry said Monday, as a supply crisis […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Democrats rebrand $739B tax and climate bill as key to energy independence

August 19, 2022

Via: Fox News

Congressional Democrats are working on rebranding their $739 billion climate change and tax bill as a boost for energy independence, while much of the country continues to face high gasoline prices. The shift in tone is evident in a series […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Solving the rock-hard problem of nuclear waste disposal

August 17, 2022

Via: ArsTechnica

Even if all nuclear power plants were shut down today, there’s a mountain of radioactive waste waiting to be disposed of. Yet only Finland has an approved solution for nuclear waste disposal, while projects in the US, UK, and Germany […]