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Timothy Gardner

Biden plan to end U.S. fossil fuel subsidies faces big challenges

Dec 01 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden's promise to end U.S. fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars a year for drillers and miners could be hard to keep due to resistance from lawmakers in a narrowly divided Congress, including from within his own party.

Biden names Kerry as U.S. climate envoy, emphasizing diplomacy's role in the issue

Nov 23 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special climate envoy, his transition team said on Monday, a sign that Biden is putting the issue at the center of his foreign policy.

Biden names Kerry as U.S. climate envoy, emphasizing diplomacy's role in the issue

Nov 23 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special climate envoy, his transition team said on Monday, a sign that Biden is putting the issue at the center of his foreign policy.

Biden to name Kerry as U.S. climate czar, emphasizing diplomacy's role in the fight

Nov 23 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's transition team said on Monday former Secretary of State John Kerry will be named climate czar, a sign that Biden views diplomatic skills as vital to the job.

U.S. nuclear power industry group sees reprocessing as potential waste fix

Nov 17 2020

WASHINGTON (The Nov. 16 story corrects first sentence to say that commercial reprocessing has not been practiced for decades instead of that it has been banned; corrects paragraph 5 to reflect that Reagan lifted Carter's moratorium in 1981.)

U.S. advanced battery startup Form Energy nabs $70 million in funding: CEO

Nov 13 2020

WASHINGTON Form Energy, a startup planning to make battery systems that can efficiently store wind and solar energy for long periods of time, recently landed its biggest batch of funding, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday.

U.S. senator warns France's Macron over gas exports deal delay

Nov 02 2020

WASHINGTON Any French involvement in holding up a multi-billion dollar natural gas deal over environmental concerns could damage the country's trade ties with the United States, a Republican senator has warned in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

U.S. senator warns France's Macron over gas exports deal delay

Nov 02 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 Any French involvement in holding up a multi-billion natural gas deal over environmental concerns could damage the country's trade ties with the United States, a Republican Senator has warned in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron.

Russia's Gazprom seeks more capacity to transport gas through Ukraine -Naftogaz

Oct 29 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 Russia's gas exporting monopoly Gazprom recently approached Naftogaz, Ukraine's state natural gas firm, about booking more capacity to transport gas to Europe, a sign Gazprom is worried that U.S. sanctions are targeting its pipeline project to avoid Ukraine, the head of Naftogaz said on Thursday.

Factbox: On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on regulations

Oct 29 2020

WASHINGTON Next Tuesday's U.S. presidential election pits a politician who plans to tie the country's economic recovery to tackling climate change against another determined to remove as many regulatory hurdles to oil, gas and coal production as possible.

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