Category: Energy

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Biden administration plans roll backs of Trump-era Endangered Species Act rules

Biden administration plans roll backs of Trump-era Endangered Species Act rules

Background: The Biden administration in June had pledged to reverse the rules that the Trump administration put into effect in its final days. To [...]
U.N. says national pledges failing to keep climate in check

U.N. says national pledges failing to keep climate in check

The report said greenhouse gas emissions must fall 30 percent to hit the Paris Climate Agreement's goal of preventing temperatures from rising 2 d [...]
White House sets climate spending at up to $555 billion

White House sets climate spending at up to $555 billion

Passing legislation would help Biden make good on his pledge to cut U.S. planet-warming emissions 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels this decade. [...]
World leaders promised a green recovery. They got a brown one instead.

World leaders promised a green recovery. They got a brown one instead.

The failure to deliver on pledges made just last year presents a grim backdrop as nearly 200 countries prepare to gather in November in Glasgow, S [...]
Biden PFAS plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire

Biden PFAS plan puts chemical industry’s feet to the fire

The most notable shift in the new plan comes in its aggressive use of powerful new authorities Congress granted EPA in 2016 for regulating chemica [...]
To woo Manchin, Dems could OK climate funds for coal and gas plants

To woo Manchin, Dems could OK climate funds for coal and gas plants

Climate advocates consider that effort, called the Clean Electricity Performance Program, one of the core elements of Democrats' effort to speed t [...]
White House makes Shore pick for EPA post official

White House makes Shore pick for EPA post official

But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) lobbied Regan and the White House to instead select Shore. President Joe Biden cemented that choice on Tuesday. “Deb [...]
Pennsylvania RGGI opponents mount tense last stand

Pennsylvania RGGI opponents mount tense last stand

Powerful groups like the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, along with coalitions l [...]
‘We’re being dragged along’: Extreme weather puts governors to the test

‘We’re being dragged along’: Extreme weather puts governors to the test

Now, Murphy and other governors near him are bracing for more — and worse — to come. The Northeast is no stranger to storms, but the remnants of H [...]
Gina McCarthy softens ground on climate as reconciliation bill teeters

Gina McCarthy softens ground on climate as reconciliation bill teeters

"It doesn't mean I don't want the Clean Energy Payment [Program] and it doesn't mean we're going to give it up without lots of kicking and screami [...]
Pelosi: House faces Glasgow deadline for climate package

Pelosi: House faces Glasgow deadline for climate package

Details: Pelosi said passing the legislation would serve as "a model for the world." "The recent IPCC [report] made clear we face code red for hum [...]
Democratic FERC commissioners defend approach to pipeline assessments

Democratic FERC commissioners defend approach to pipeline assessments

FERC is in the midst of revisiting its 1999 gas pipeline policy statement, and has started assessing projects’ impact on climate change in some sc [...]
U.S. says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

U.S. says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

Others such as the flat pigtoe, a freshwater mussel in the southeastern U.S., were identified in the wild only a few times and never seen again, m [...]
Biden’s solar dilemma: Promote domestic manufacturing — or climate goals

Biden’s solar dilemma: Promote domestic manufacturing — or climate goals

The trade dilemma presents Biden with the difficult choice of either making good on his promises to prop up domestic manufacturing, including good [...]
China’s Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants

China’s Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants

China had been the subject of a pressure campaign by the United States and other G-7 nations to halt its overseas support of coal power plants. U. [...]
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