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Biden administration to cut costs for wind and solar energy projects

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Noah Berger/Associated Press

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said the government would sharply reduce the fees it charges to companies that operate on public lands.

06/01/22
                                                               

House Republicans to introduce climate change strategy, eye on midterms

By Josh Siegel Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The strategy released by House Republicans contains few new policy ideas and is meant instead to provide a high-level overview of how the party would address the challenges of record-high energy prices worsened by Russia’s war in Ukraine while reducing global emissions.

06/01/22
                                                               

Supreme Court allows Biden climate regulations while fight continues

By Robert Barnes and Anna Phillips Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Biden administration, for now, to use a higher estimate for the societal cost of rising greenhouse gases when federal agencies draft regulations.

05/26/22
                                                               

Do not use Ukraine war to defer climate goals, warns Mark Carney

By Kalyeena Makortoff Photo: Yui Mok , PA

The former Bank of England governor said he recognised the impact sanctions on Russia were having on global energy supplies and the cost of living, but added that governments could not afford to derail climate progress that could help achieve the 1.5C limit on global heating.

05/11/22
                                                               

SEC extends deadline for public to comment on climate risk proposal

By Rachel Frazin

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended how long the public will have to weigh in on a proposal that would require companies to reveal their vulnerabilities and contributions to climate change.

05/09/22
                                                               

White House alarmed that Commerce probe is ‘smothering’ solar industry

By Evan Halper Photo: Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post

Top climate officials in the Biden administration are warning that a federal investigation into alleged dodging of tariffs by Chinese suppliers has put the domestic solar industry in peril just as the United States is trying to ramp up clean-energy production.

05/07/22
                                                               

A top energy regulator is in turmoil over climate rules

By Anna Phillips and Tyler Pager Photo: Bing Guan , Bloomberg News

In February, a little-known federal agency for the first time laid down rules requiring energy regulators to consider new gas pipelines’ effects on climate change and environmental justice. The agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), would have to analyze the environmental effects of any project that emits a set amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases.

04/27/22
                                                               
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Gov. Whitmer wants federal aid to keep nuclear plant open

By Jennifer McDermott Photo: Patrick Semansky , AP

Michigan’s Democratic governor wants a nuclear power plant on Lake Michigan to stay open and she’s asking the federal government to pay for it.
But the owner of the Palisades Power Plant says it’s too late — the plant will be shut down in May as scheduled.

04/21/22
                                                               

Biden restores climate safeguards in key environmental law

By Dino Grandoni and Anna Phillips Photo: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

A final rule announced Tuesday by the White House will require agencies to assess the climate impact of roads, pipelines and other infrastructure.

04/19/22