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Huizenga named acting secretary for Biden-era DOE; Glick chairing FERC

In addition to presumably helping facilitate President Biden’s executive order on rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, the U.S. Department of Energy announced new leadership...

Federal court strikes down major Trump climate rollback

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court struck down one of the Trump administration’s most momentous climate...

National Grid joins five-year Low-Carbon initiative to develop H2, renewable gas & bioenergy options

East coast utility National Grid joined clean initiative led by two of the nation’s biggest energy research firms. The Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) is a...

Southern Co. details sustainable financing framework for renewable, education and workforce investments

Georgia-based utility giant Southern Co. has published a sustainable financing framework which guides it toward clean energy and social project investment. Southern published the framework...

Sempra donates $2M to Salk Institute for R&D efforts on plant-based carbon-capture

West coast utility owner Sempra Energy is partnering with a well-known research firm that will study and advance technologies for plant-based carbon capture and...

Oil giants joining electric utilities in pushing federal leaders to strengthen GHG emission rules

In a renewed sign that energy companies are progressing beyond whipsawing U.S. government policy on environmental issues, three major oil companies are pushing for...

EIA: U.S. Power sector CO2 emissions fell 8 percent in 2019

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dropped nearly 3 percent last year, mainly driven by a significant fall in the electric power sector. The new report from the...

FirstEnergy aims for carbon neutral by Destination 2050

FirstEnergy Corp. is the latest utility to announce a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The Akron, Ohio-based company has set an interim goal of...

South Korea’s KEPCO cancels foreign coal power investment

South Korea’s majority state-owned utility KEPCO plans to cancel or convert to LNG two remaining overseas coal power projects in its pipeline, which includes...

China needs $5 trillion to hit carbon-neutral target

China requires over $5 trillion of investments to reach its pathway for carbon-neutrality by 2060, according to a new study released by Wood Mackenzie. China...

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