The United States approved nearly 40 percent more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in 2018 than it did the previous year thanks to an automated online system introduced in the waning days of the Obama administration, helping reduce a big backlog of applications.
President Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Department of Interior, a former energy lobbyist, faced tough questions during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday about potential conflicts of interest and the administration's unpopular plan to expand offshore oil drilling.
March 28 U.S. lawmakers will quiz President
Donald Trump’s new pick to lead the Interior Department on
Thursday, focusing on the former energy and mining lobbyist’s
plans to expand fossil fuels production from the United States'
public lands and waters.
A major battery storage project that would help California replace three of its natural gas power plants may need to be scrapped as a result of PG&E Corp's bankruptcy, according to court documents filed this week.
March 22 A major battery storage project that
would help California replace three of its natural gas power
plants may need to be scrapped as a result of PG&E Corp's
bankruptcy, according to court documents filed this week.
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.
A U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming - a decision that could complicate President Donald Trump's broader efforts to expand oil, gas and coal output on America's public lands.
The Trump administration's fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico received $244 million in high bids on Wednesday, reflecting an uptick in interest from drillers attracted to the region's low prices.
The Trump administration is likely to open up portions of the Atlantic to oil and gas drilling despite opposition from East Coast states, a U.S. Interior Department official suggested in remarks at a recent energy industry conference, a recording of which was reviewed by Reuters.