Economy & Business

"7 Automakers Join Forces To Double EV Fast-Charger Network In U.S."

"Seven major automakers on Wednesday announced plans to nearly double the nation’s network of high-powered electric vehicle chargers, an effort to address a key consumer reservation about EVs — that they may not have a place to power up on the road."

Source: Washington Post, 07/27/2023

"Canada Releases Framework To Phase Out Inefficient Fossil Fuel Subsidies"

"Canada on Monday released a framework for eliminating inefficient fossil fuel subsidies, making it the first G20 country to deliver on a 2009 commitment to rationalise and phase out government support for the sector."

Source: Reuters, 07/25/2023

"The World’s Moving Closer To Deep-Sea Mining. There Are No Rules."

"With a Canadian company preparing a bid to mine the Pacific Ocean for minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries, an international oversight agency is meeting in Jamaica this month to come up with permitting rules."

Source: E&E News, 07/24/2023

New Biden Rule Would Make Companies Pay More To Drill On Public Lands

The Interior Department proposed a rule that would significantly increase how much energy companies must pay to lease and drill on federal lands. It would also give the Bureau of Land Management greater authority to keep fossil fuel development away from sensitive ecosystems and cultural sites.

Source: HuffPost, 07/21/2023

"U.S. Truckmakers Reach Deal To Phase Out Polluting Diesel Big Rigs"

"Some of the largest manufacturers of heavy trucks and engines in the country have agreed to accept a California plan to ban sales of new diesel big rigs by 2036 under a deal aimed in part at thwarting potential litigation and maintaining a single national standard for truck pollution rules."

Source: Washington Post, 07/10/2023

"Global Shipping Industry Faces Head Winds Over Going Green"

"In a clubby mid-rise on the River Thames, its lobby filled with models of container ships and oil tankers, a rather obscure United Nations group is gathering this week to make a momentous decision that will influence whether the world can meet its promise to limit perilous global warming."

Source: Washington Post, 07/06/2023


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