• climate change Mar 19

    In a First, US Pipeline Agency Weighs Climate Change Impacts

    For the first time, a federal energy board is weighing how a proposed natural gas pipeline would affect emissions.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 21, 2019

    A Look at Trump Administration Officials Who Were ‘in the Loop,' According to Gordon Sondland

    Gordon Sondland, the Trump-appointed ambassador to the EU, said he kept high-level Trump administration officials “in the loop” about the president’s push for Ukraine to announce investigations into his political opponents.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 11, 2019

    After Push From Perry, His Backers Got Huge Ukraine Gas Deal

    Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. Perry’s efforts to influence Ukraine’s energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s new government was seeking military aid...

  • China Nov 11, 2019

    Iran Discovers New Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels

    Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after the U.S. pulled...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 8, 2019

    China Says Beijing, US to Lift Tariff Hikes as Talks Advance

    The prospects for a preliminary breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war improved Thursday after the two sides agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other’s goods, though the full extent of the rollback wasn’t clear. A Chinese spokesman announced the development Thursday as talks on ending the trade war progressed, and it triggered a rally in U.S. stock markets....

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 5, 2019

    Trump Administration Eases Obama-Era Rules on Coal Pollution

    The Trump administration accelerated the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country’s coal-fired power plants Monday, proposing to weaken two Obama-era rules aimed at cleaning up dangerous heavy metals and ash from coal plants and keeping them from washing into groundwater and waterways. The new proposals — the latest in a series of regulatory breaks granted by the administration...

  • San Diego Oct 31, 2019

    MTS Launches Zero-Emissions Electric Bus Fleet

    The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced the launch of its zero-emissions bus pilot program on Monday.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    MTS Unveils New Electric Buses

    MTS is rolling out electric buses as part of a zero-emissions pilot program.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 26, 2019

    Rick Perry Defends Urging Trump to Make Call in Impeachment Focus

    Outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Saturday that he asked President Donald Trump to make the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry because it was “important” for the country’s energy needs and had nothing to do with former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter. Perry told The Associated Press that he urged Trump to...

  • United States Oct 25, 2019

    Puerto Rico Unveils $20B Plan to Bolster Power Grid Battered by Maria

    Puerto Rico on Thursday unveiled details of a $20 billion plan to strengthen and modernize the U.S. territory’s shaky power grid more than two years after Hurricane Maria as islanders brace for a looming rate hike amid a recession. The 10-year plan aims to bury power lines, increase the use of natural gas and create a transmission and distribution system...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 19, 2019

    Impeachment Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Perry, Who Shunned It

    Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump’s favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now. The former Texas governor said Thursday he was quitting as energy secretary by year’s end. The announcement came as the House impeachment investigation highlighted his work in...

  • Los Angeles Oct 13, 2019

    California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

    Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 7, 2019

    Sources: Trump Allies Pressed Ukraine Over Gas Firm

    As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 6, 2019

    Aide: Perry Pushed Trump for Ukraine Call, for Energy Issues

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry encouraged President Donald Trump to speak to Ukraine’s president — but on energy and economic issues, Perry’s spokeswoman said Sunday, addressing Perry’s role in a telephone call that’s at the center of a congressional impeachment probe for Trump. “Secretary Perry absolutely supported and encouraged the president to speak to the new president of Ukraine to discuss...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 23, 2019

    How the Past Informs Trump's Vision of America's Future

    President Donald Trump’s vision of America’s tomorrows looks much like its yesterdays. He loves “beautiful” coal. “Beautiful” warships. And “those four beautiful words: MADE IN THE USA!” He speaks of the country’s might as measured by its steel mills, farms and cars rolling off Detroit assembly lines. He’s not merely summoning happy memories. His nostalgia shapes policy and lives,...

  • China Sep 19, 2019

    One-Time Billionaire, Legendary Oilman T. Boone Pickens Dies at 91

    Legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens, a self-described “opinionated energy investor, entrepreneur, proponent of American energy resources and philanthropist” and billionaire, died Wednesday morning at his home in Dallas. He was 91 years old.

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 12, 2019

    Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

    President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at. While the administration has rolled back regulations to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from power and industrial plants and pushed...

  • Associated Press Sep 11, 2019

    Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

    Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so.

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 19, 2019

    Shell Workers Would Have Lost Pay If They Missed Trump Speech at Plant

    Thousands of union workers at a western Pennsylvania petrochemical plant were given a choice last week — show up for President Donald Trump’s speech on Wednesday or stay home and lose some of their weekly pay, NBC News reports. One of the construction site’s contractors wrote in rules for the speech ahead of the event that employees’ attendance was “not...

  • director Aug 8, 2019

    New Michael Moore-Backed Doc Tackles Alternative Energy

    What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival. The film, which does not yet have distribution, is a...

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