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U.S. judge orders resumption in federal drilling auctions in setback for Biden

Jun 15 2021

A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration's pause on oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, dealing a setback to a key White House effort to address climate change.

Global supply chain squeeze, soaring costs threaten solar energy boom

Jun 09 2021

LOS ANGELES/SHANGHAI/BEIJING Global solar power developers are slowing down project installations because of a surge in costs for components, labor, and freight as the world economy bounces back from the coronavirus pandemic, according to industry executives and analysts interviewed by Reuters.

U.S. explores wind energy potential in Gulf of Mexico

Jun 09 2021

(Reuters) -The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will explore the potential of offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, part of its goal to supercharge growth in clean energy over the next decade.

U.S. moves to restore endangered species protections weakened under Trump

Jun 04 2021

U.S. officials on Friday announced plans to restore protections for endangered species that were weakened under the Trump administration.

Biden suspends Trump-era oil and gas leases in Alaska refuge

Jun 01 2021

(Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday said it would suspend oil and gas leases that were handed out in an Alaska wildlife refuge during the final days of the Trump administration pending an environmental review.

Headwinds: Offshore wind will take time to carry factory jobs to U.S

May 27 2021

When U.S. President Joe Biden's administration approved the country’s first major offshore wind farm this month, it billed the move as the start of a new clean energy industry that by the end of the decade will create over 75,000 U.S. jobs.

U.S. identifies areas for offshore wind energy projects near California

May 25 2021

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday.

U.S. proposes big increase in forest management to tackle wildfires

May 20 2021

The United States must double or quadruple the rate at which it thins and removes dead wood from its forests to reduce the threat of wildfires that have become more frequent and severe due to climate change, the Biden administration said on Thursday.

Oil boom in New Mexico could stick taxpayers with cleanup costs - study

May 20 2021

Drillers in New Mexico have set aside only a tiny fraction of the money they will eventually need to clean up their wells, pipelines and other infrastructure in the state, leaving taxpayers at risk of footing some of the balance, according to a study published on Thursday.

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