Energy & Fuel

"U.S. To Join Global Effort To Decarbonize Shipping Industry - Kerry"

"The United States will join an effort by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry, climate envoy John Kerry announced on Tuesday ahead of a climate leaders summit President Joe Biden will host this week."

Source: Reuters, 04/21/2021

"How Politics Is Shaping Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal"

"From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color".

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

Watchdog: Trump-Era Rollback Of Car Rules Undercut EPA Staffers' Advice

"Former President Trump's rollback of clean car standards violated federal regulatory processes, obscured career staffers' concerns and failed to assess impacts on vulnerable communities, according to EPA's internal watchdog."

Source: E&E News, 04/21/2021

Report On Suncor Malfunctions Doesn't Quell Calls For Refinery’s Closure

"The problem-plagued Suncor Energy oil refinery’s push to renew its operating permits, and questions about state regulatory oversight, have intensified fears of residents, business owners and elected officials that toxic pollution north of Denver won’t end."

Source: Denver Post, 04/21/2021

"Biden Plans To Cut Emissions At Least In Half By 2030"

"President Biden this week will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade, according to two people briefed on the plan, as part of an aggressive push to combat climate change at home and persuade other major economies around the world to follow suit."

Source: Washington Post, 04/21/2021

GAO Raises Concerns About Government Inspections Of Offshore Pipelines

"A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the federal government lacks “robust” processes to both ensure the integrity of active offshore pipelines and to deal with inactive ones that have been left on the seafloor."

Source: The Hill, 04/20/2021

"Joe Biden To Reveal US Emissions Pledge In Key Climate Crisis Moment"

"Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in bold action to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years."

Source: Guardian, 04/20/2021

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