Energy & Environment
  • 2 дня, 17 часов назад 26.06.2022Energy & Environment
    ‘Surprise’ jailing in Vietnam tests U.S., EU climate strategy
    Vietnam’s decision to sentence a prominent environmental activist to two years in prison has put U.S. and EU climate negotiators in a tough spot as they try to persuade the country to ditch its coal dependence. U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry and his EU counterpart Frans Timmermans joining a growing chorus demanding the release of Ngụy Thị Khanh and other climate activists imprisoned in Vietnam risks derailing a deal aimed at shifting the ninth largest coal consuming country off…
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  • 1 неделя назад 21.06.2022Energy & Environment
    Environmental group staffers say it’s a ‘nightmare’ to go to work
    Erica Prather was trying on her wedding dress when she learned she was about to get fired. It was a Friday in February, and Prather — a Tucson, Ariz.-based organizer with Defenders of Wildlife — had taken the day off to get her dress fitted in Kansas. Her mom snapped her picture as Prather looked down at the text from her union representative: She wouldn’t have her job when she got home. Prather is one of 123 people who have…
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  • 1 неделя, 2 дня назад 19.06.2022Energy & Environment
    Justice or overreach?: As crucial test looms, Big Greens are under fire
    When Aaron Mair ascended to the board presidency of the Sierra Club, he brought a new mission to the century-old environmental group: Where once it devoted itself solely to conservation issues, now it would embrace a much broader range of social justice causes. Mair came from the environmental justice movement, where communities of color battle against industrial pollution rarely seen in wealthier, whiter areas. The movement has DNA more akin to the civil rights movement than John Muir’s reason for…
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  • 1 неделя, 5 дней назад 16.06.2022Energy & Environment
    FEMA flood program could violate civil rights law
    Federal programs that have elevated thousands of U.S. homes above floodwaters may violate civil rights law by shutting out many homeowners who are Black or Hispanic or who have low incomes. The Stafford Act, a 1988 federal law that authorizes the president to send state and local governments aid following disasters, requires that federal funds be spent equitably. “These policies are absolutely a violation of the Stafford Act’s nondiscrimination clause. There’s quite obviously a massive disparate impact on the basis…
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  • 1 неделя, 5 дней назад 16.06.2022Energy & Environment
    Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%
    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s new government on Thursday formally committed to a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of 43% by the end of the decade in fulfillment of a key election pledge. The previous conservative government was dumped by voters at the May 21 election after it stuck to a seven-year-old pledge to reduce Australia’s emissions by only 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he had written to U.N. Framework Convention on…
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  • 2 недели, 2 дня назад 12.06.2022Energy & Environment
    Rules at risk
    An upcoming Supreme Court decision on climate change could make it easier to attack federal regulations on the grounds that Congress has not clearly authorized them. These are among the rules that could be vulnerable to challenges by conservatives who maintain that only Congress can decide “major” policy questions: Topic: Tailpipe pollution from light-duty automobiles Agency: Environmental Protection Agency Status: Early litigation Summary: An odd-bedfellows coalition of biofuels groups and oil refineries is going after a Biden administration proposal to…
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  • 2 недели, 2 дня назад 12.06.2022Energy & Environment
    News The Buckshee
    The Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling this month hobbling the Biden administration’s efforts to rein in greenhouse gases — but its impact could weaken Washington’s power to oversee wide swaths of American life well beyond climate change. The upcoming decision on the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate oversight offers the conservative justices an opportunity to undermine federal regulations on a host of issues, from drug pricing and financial regulations to net neutrality. Critics of the EPA have clamored…
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  • 2 недели, 4 дня назад 10.06.2022Energy & Environment
    News The Buckshee
    The average U.S. gasoline price flirted with $5 a gallon on Friday, a record high that comes amid a host of problems in the oil and gas industry that have made energy the biggest driver of inflation. Consumer fuel company GasBuddy pegged the national average at $5 a gallon as of Thursday, while the American Automobile Association put the figure just shy of $4.99 on Friday, both reflecting an increase of about $1 in the past two months. Complicating the…
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  • 3 недели, 1 день назад 06.06.2022Energy & Environment
    News The Buckshee
    President Joe Biden won’t impose new tariffs on imports of solar power equipment for two years to help ease the fears that have slowed the growth in the renewable energy sector, and will invoke the Defense Production Act to spur domestic manufacturing of critical clean energy technologies, including solar panel parts. The moves come as the solar energy industry has been roiled by a Commerce Department probe into whether companies in four Southeast Asian countries have circumvented the tariffs on…
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  • 3 недели, 4 дня назад 03.06.2022Energy & Environment
    News The Buckshee
    The collapse of President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda is drawing new scrutiny to the White House’s efforts to confront global warming — and Democrats’ complaints that his own Climate Policy Office is getting in the way. The office headed by domestic climate policy chief Gina McCarthy has held up progress on multiple fronts, nine Democrats inside and outside the administration told POLITICO — accusing it of too often placing political considerations and relations with Congress ahead of weaning the nation…
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  • 3 недели, 5 дней назад 02.06.2022Energy & Environment
    OPEC+ agrees to pump more oil ahead of possible Biden Middle East trip
    OPEC+ announced Thursday that members of the oil cartel agreed to a larger-than-expected hike in output, signaling a potential thaw in relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia ahead of a potential trip by President Joe Biden’s trip to the Middle East. The White House offered measured praise for the move, giving credit to Riyadh for acknowledging tight market conditions and pushing OPEC members to boost their production. “We welcome the important decision from OPEC+ today to increase supply in…
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  • 3 недели, 6 дней назад 02.06.2022Energy & Environment
    News The Buckshee
    House Republicans are preparing to release a six-part strategy to try to tame surging gasoline prices and to combat climate change that calls for increasing production of all types of energy and sets no greenhouse gas targets. The plan to be released Thursday is the product of an “energy, climate, and conservation task force” created by top House Republican Kevin McCarthy last year that he tasked with devising a policy agenda to address climate change should Republicans capture the House…
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  • 4 недели назад 31.05.2022Energy & Environment
    Spiking temperatures could cause more blackouts this summer. They won’t be the last.
    Texas, the West and Midwest are bracing for potentially dangerous and costly blackouts this summer due to extreme weather and volatile gas prices — but regulators are split on how to keep the power on now and in summers to come. In the Midwest, early coal plant retirements and a lack of replacement power threaten to create a precarious gap between supply and demand as temperatures rise going into June. And aging coal and gas-fired plants across the West risk…
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  • 4 недели, 1 день назад 30.05.2022Energy & Environment
    America’s next wind powerhouse: The Gulf of Mexico?
    A home base of the oil and gas industry wants in on offshore wind. The Gulf of Mexico has spent eight decades as one of the nation’s prime petroleum hubs, home to thousands of rigs, platforms and other structures that drill, store and ship fossil fuels. Now the Biden administration is reviewing 30 million acres of Gulf waters near Texas and Louisiana for potential wind turbines — a development that could dovetail with proposals to generate other clean energy sources,…
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  • 1 месяц назад 29.05.2022Energy & Environment
    Strange Bedfellows: Farmers and Big Greens square off against Biden and the GOP
    HARDIN COUNTY, Iowa — Kathy Stockdale is no climate activist. The corn and soybean grower and conservative Christian says God controls the weather — “not the carbon dioxide.” Until now, Stockdale and her husband Ray couldn’t imagine linking arms with the Sierra Club, a critic of the corn ethanol industry and an environmental ally of President Joe Biden. But in this overwhelmingly Republican part of central Iowa, farmers who sell their crop to ethanol makers, like the Stockdales, have been…
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  • 1 месяц назад 29.05.2022Energy & Environment
    Allegations of industry influence rock mine safety commission
    A Republican commissioner on a federal mine safety agency sought advice on personnel matters from a closely held collection of outside advisers that appears to have included at least one coal industry executive, according to documents obtained by POLITICO. The revelations prompted the commission’s Democratic chair to request a review by an outside inspector general, alleging what appeared to be a violation of federal ethics rules. The disclosures come as the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent…
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22.06.2022
Jan. 6 committee interviews head of Trump’s Secret Service detail on day of Capitol attack
The Jan. 6 select committee has interviewed the top Secret Service agent on then-President Donald Trump’s protective detail during the…
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22.06.2022
Abortion access could soon be decided by the states. Here’s what the next governors say.
Washington won’t determine the landscape if the Supreme Court upends the current national order on abortion — it will be…
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15.06.2022
Fed gets more aggressive in inflation battle
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday pulled the trigger on its largest interest rate increase in nearly three decades and signaled…
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10.06.2022
U.S. inflation hit a new 40-year high last month of 8.6 percent
The costs of gas, food and other necessities jumped in May, raising inflation to a new four-decade high and giving…
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29.04.2022
Matt Le Tissier reveals more controversial views on Covid and Ukraine war
Matt Le Tissier has doubled down on his controversial beliefs about the Covid pandemic with the Southampton legend claiming ‘PCR…
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29.04.2022
Todd Boehly on course to become new Chelsea owner as his consortium is set to be preferred bidder
American tycoon Todd Boehly is on course to become new Chelsea owner following a dramatic day that saw Britain’s richest…
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29.06.2022
Scott Disick dines out in Miami… as Kourtney Kardashian rushes to hospital with Travis Barker
Scott Disick enjoyed a meal at Miami’s celebrity haunt Papi Steak on Tuesday. The 39-year-old New York native sported a…
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29.06.2022
Surgery addict Mary Magdalene charged $13,000 for Airbnb ‘damage’
Surgery-addicted social media star Mary Magdalene has vowed to turn her life around after a hard-partying bender left her with…
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