Energy & Fuel

Pledges Don't Stop Nations From Exporting Huge Amounts Of Fossil Fuels

"The U.S. may be on the verge of passing the most consequential climate change legislation ever. President Biden is expected to tout it at a big climate change meeting in Glasgow this week. But that won't change one of the country's major sources of greenhouse gas emissions: fossil fuel exports."

Source: NPR, 11/03/2021

"Manchin Complicates Reconciliation Passage Timeline"

"After days of silence and muddy messaging, Sen. Joe Manchin has made his position known on the $1.7 trillion social and climate spending framework unveiled last week: He’s not ready to support it — and it’s not clear whether or when he will be."

Source: E&E News, 11/02/2021

"Biden Administration Moves to Limit Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas"

"The Biden administration said Tuesday that it would heavily regulate methane, a potent greenhouse gas that spews from oil and natural gas operations and can warm the atmosphere 80 times as fast as carbon dioxide in the short term." "The new rule was announced at a U.N. summit where the United States is facing skepticism about its commitment to climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/02/2021

Nevada Rancher Cites ‘Shroud Of Secrecy’ At Lithium Mine Near Oregon

"A Nevada rancher suing to block construction of the largest lithium mine in the U.S. says the government’s environmental assessment of the project relies on a baseline set by a consultant for the mining company with a conflict of interest that trivializes potential harm to water resources and wildlife near the Oregon line."

Source: AP, 11/01/2021

"‘Last, Best Hope:’ Leaders Launch Crucial UN Climate Summit"

"GLASGOW, Scotland — A crucial U.N. climate summit opened Sunday amid papal appeals for prayers and activists’ demands for action, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries aimed at slowing intensifying global warming and adapting to the climate damage already underway."

Source: AP, 11/01/2021
November 19, 2021

Offshore Wind Energy on California’s Central Coast: What You Need to Know

The federal government wants to open 399 square miles of the Pacific Ocean along California’s Central Coast to floating offshore wind turbine development. The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune will hold a Live Q&A with a panel of experts to discuss this issue. 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET.

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November 9, 2021

Power Solutions for Ensuring Electric Grid Reliability and Resilience

Join the leaders of advanced electric power solutions for an interactive discussion, hosted by Diesel Technology Forum, that will explore the issues and options for ensuring reliable and continuous electrical supply. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET.

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