Subsidies in the Climate Bill Keep Oil and Gas Alive

A big winner is carbon capture technology. Subsidies will lock in fossil fuel use.

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Germany, Facing Energy Crisis, Gives Nuclear Another Look

For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #baerbock-annalena, #bavaria-germany, #christian-democratic-union-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-parliament, #germany, #green-party-germany, #international-relations, #merkel-angela, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #social-democratic-party-germany, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biggest Cryptominers in the U.S. Use as Much Power as Houston, Findings Show

The findings, by a congressional investigation, highlight how the surge in activity has caused consumers’ electrical bills to rise and makes it harder to fight global warming.

#air-pollution, #bitcoin-currency, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #virtual-currency, #warren-elizabeth

Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts

With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #diablo-canyon-power-plant-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-department, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Ability to Restrict Power Plant Emissions

The case considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers under the Clean Air Act.

#air-pollution, #clean-air-act, #coal, #decisions-and-verdicts, #electric-light-and-power, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #supreme-court-us

Fusion Energy Advance Is Hailed by a Seattle Start-Up

Zap Energy said its experimental reactor core was ready for a milestone test. Skeptics routinely question whether the technology is currently possible.

#electric-light-and-power, #fusion-nuclear-reaction, #nuclear-energy, #research, #seattle-wash, #start-ups, #zap-energy

French Nuclear Power Crisis Frustrates Europe’s Push to Quit Russian Energy

France typically exports electricity, but now it risks blackouts and a need for imported power because of problems at the state nuclear operator.

#alstom, #electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nuclear-energy, #rosatom, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Climate Risks of Investments Should Be Disclosed

The Securities and Exchange Commission is pushing for more openness by corporations.

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Romania Sees an Opening to Become an Energy Power in Europe

The Ukraine war could lead to breakthroughs in nuclear power and natural gas, with Washington’s help.

#bucharest-romania, #electric-light-and-power, #europe, #exxon-mobil-corp, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #romania, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

How a Florida Power Project Flew Under the Regulatory Radar

The state’s biggest utility is building a 176-mile line that may be unsuitable or even unneeded. Its design minimized scrutiny. Critics see a pattern.

#duke-energy-corporation, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #florida, #florida-powerlight-co, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nextera-energy-inc, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

After Lebanon’s Collapse, Can an Election Fix the Country?

On Sunday, Lebanese voters get their first chance to pass judgment on lawmakers since the economy fell apart. Few expect things to improve.

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La energía solar ofrece un salvavidas a Puerto Rico

La red energética de la isla ha tenido dificultades para recuperarse después de que el huracán María casi la anulara en 2017. Los sistemas de energía solar ofrecen a los puertorriqueños una forma de depender menos de la red.

#adjuntas-puerto-rico, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #casa-pueblo, #electric-light-and-power, #luma-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #solar-energy

Solar Power Offers Puerto Ricans a Lifeline but Remains an Elusive Goal

The island’s energy grid has struggled to recover after Hurricane María almost wiped it out in 2017. While solar-power systems can fill gaps, they aren’t cheap.

#adjuntas-puerto-rico, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #casa-pueblo, #electric-light-and-power, #luma-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #solar-energy

High Electric Bills Get Ready for Another Energy Price Spike: High Electric Bills

Rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices and could keep rising rapidly for years as utilities invest in electric grids.

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Can Japan Keep the Lights On? The Ukraine War Upends a Big Energy Bet.

The world’s third-largest economy has counted on imported liquefied natural gas as it shuts coal-fired plants and keeps nuclear sites closed. But Russia’s invasion has pushed prices sharply higher.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #natural-gas, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Warren Buffett Faces Renewed Climate Change Challenge by Investors

Mr. Buffett has pushed back against investors who want to force Berkshire Hathaway to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #berkshire-hathaway-inc, #buffett-warren-e, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #stocks-and-bonds

How the Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Became Putin’s Man in Germany

Gerhard Schröder, who is paid almost $1 million a year by Russian-controlled energy companies, has become a pariah. But he is also a symbol of Germany’s Russia policy.

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Amid Soaring Demand for Warehouses, an Effort to Make Them Greener

Some owners are taking steps to make their buildings more energy efficient, including upgrading building materials and turning the rooftops into solar farms.

#electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roofs, #solar-energy, #warehouses

Power Returning to Puerto Rico, but Frustrations Remain

Although much of the island saw electricity restored on Saturday, more than 200,000 residents were still waiting.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #luma-energy, #puerto-rico, #puerto-rico-electric-power-authority, #stensby-wayne

Power Remains Out for Nearly Half a Million Customers in Puerto Rico

The island’s fragile electrical grid was slowly recovering from its latest loss of power, potentially caused by a failed circuit breaker.

#electric-light-and-power, #hurricane-maria-2017, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #luma, #pierluisi-pedro-r, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #puerto-rico-electric-power-authority

How Joe Manchin Aided Coal, and Earned Millions

At every step of his political career, Joe Manchin helped a West Virginia power plant that is the sole customer of his private coal business. Along the way, he blocked ambitious climate action.

#american-bituminous-power-partners-ambit, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #conflicts-of-interest, #edison-international, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #enersystems-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #factories-and-manufacturing, #global-warming, #grant-town-w-va, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #manchin-joe-iii, #manchin-joseph-iv, #mines-and-mining, #nrg-energy-inc, #politics-and-government, #senate, #senate-committee-on-energy-and-natural-resources, #sumitomo-corporation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Utility Bills Piled Up During the Pandemic. Will Shut-offs Follow?

Moratoriums have expired on turning off utilities for customers who have failed to pay their bills, prompting fears that thousands could be left in the dark.

#consolidated-edison-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-light-and-power, #heating, #natural-gas, #new-jersey, #new-york-city

Tennessee Valley Authority Defies Biden’s Clean Energy Goals

President Biden wants electricity generated from wind, solar and other clean sources. The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to invest in fossil fuels instead.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #tennessee-valley-authority, #united-states-politics-and-government

Frustrated With Utilities, Some Californians Are Leaving the Grid

Citing more blackouts, wildfires and higher electricity rates, a growing number of homeowners are choosing to build homes that run entirely on solar panels and batteries.

#batteries, #california, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #nevada-county-calif, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #solar-energy, #sustainable-living, #wildfires

How to Buy a Vacant Lot

Buying land is one way to get your dream house, but the rules can be much tougher. And you might have to source your own electricity.

#content-type-service, #electric-light-and-power, #personal-finances, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wells, #zoning

A Bird Is Blamed as 10,000 Lose Power in New Orleans

Electricity was restored in the central business district after a three-hour interruption, Entergy New Orleans said.

#birds, #electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Combat at Ukraine Nuclear Plant Adds Radioactive Dangers to Russian Invasion

While Zaporizhzhia appeared secure on Friday, Russia’s seizure of the vast energy production site and potential targeting of another nuclear plant created risks of an accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #defense-and-military-forces, #electric-light-and-power, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #your-feed-science, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

How Europeans Are Responding to Exorbitant Gas and Power Bills

High energy prices in Europe are upending people’s lives. While some are installing solar panels, others are stoking their wood-burning stoves.

#consumer-protection, #electric-light-and-power, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #france, #germany, #heating, #inflation-economics, #natural-gas, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #spain

Soaring Energy Bills Deepen Crisis for Turks, and Erdogan

Hit by spiraling inflation, electricity bills have doubled for households and businesses in only a month.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #inflation-economics, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #turkey, #wages-and-salaries

How Tech Can (and Can’t) Help You Fight Soaring Energy Bills

Thermostats like Nest go a long way toward helping you use less energy, but the real problem-solvers are people.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #heating, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #nest-labs-inc, #temperature, #thermostats

Texas Must Update Its Power Grid

A year ago, 10 million Texans lost power in a winter storm. The state has resisted a simple fix.

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France Announces a Big Buildup of Its Nuclear Power Program

President Emmanuel Macron outlined plans for a wave of new-generation atomic reactors as the country seeks to slash planet-warming emissions.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #france, #global-warming, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional

A Fight Over Rooftop Solar Threatens California’s Climate Goals

Utility regulators have proposed slashing the incentives homeowners receive to install solar panels, a long-sought goal of utilities and labor unions.

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Pay Your Power Bill, Myanmar Soldiers Say, or Pay With Your Life

Facing a huge loss of revenue amid economic turmoil, the military has sent soldiers to act as debt collectors.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #electric-light-and-power, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #recession-and-depression

A Widening Web of Undersea Cables Connects Britain to Green Energy

Linking one nation’s power grid with another’s is considered essential as more electricity is generated from solar and wind.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #hydroelectric-power, #norway, #wind-power

Texas After the Storm: An Update

A look at the aftermath of the storm through the eyes of three women.

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N.Y.C.’s Gas Ban Takes Fight Against Climate Change to the Kitchen

New York is set to become the nation’s largest city to enact a ban on gas heat and stoves in new buildings. It’s a major step away from fossil fuels that is expected to influence wider markets.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #city-council-nyc, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #heating, #natural-gas, #new-york-city

Europe Looks to Nuclear Power to Meet Climate Goals

While wind and solar ramp up, several countries, including France and Britain, are looking to expand their nuclear energy programs. Germany and others aren’t so enthusiastic.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #rolls-royce-plc

India’s Toxic Air Pollution Prompts Supreme Court to Act

Schools and factories close. India’s Supreme Court blasts the government’s do-nothing response. But Delhi residents continue to suffer from the bad air.

#agriculture-and-farming, #air-pollution, #coal, #delhi-india, #electric-light-and-power, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #india, #new-delhi-india, #shutdowns-institutional

The Developing World Is Falling Short on Emissions Reductions

Plans for new power generation won’t meet global climate goals.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #china, #coal, #corporations, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #mexico, #pakistan, #south-africa, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vietnam

Winter Heating Bills Loom as the Next Inflation Threat

After plunging during the pandemic as the economy slowed, energy prices have roared upward. Washington is already moving to offer homeowners relief.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #commodities, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #heating, #inflation-economics, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #propane, #united-states-economy, #winter-season

With COP26, China’s Climate Policy Merits a Closer Look

President Biden was among those expressing disappointment over China’s lack of commitment to climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #coal, #electric-light-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #shortages, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #xi-jinping

Greece Pushes Green Energy Transformation to Fight Climate Change

As climate change bears down, Greece is upending its sources of energy and trying to reshape its economic destiny.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #greece, #labor-and-jobs, #mitsotakis-kyriakos, #solar-energy, #wind-power

China Digs More Coal for Power Needs, Despite Climate Change

Faced with electricity shortages, the country is racing to expand mining despite risks to the environment, miner safety and the economy.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #coal, #deaths-fatalities, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mines-and-mining, #shanxi-province-china, #shortages, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Old Power Gear Is Slowing Use of Clean Energy and Electric Cars

Some people and businesses seeking to use solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles find they can’t because utility equipment needs an upgrade.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy

What’s Next for Biden’s Climate Plan?

The centerpiece of the president’s environmental agenda has fallen apart because of the objections of a single senator.

#audio-neutral-informative, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

Power Outages Plague Puerto Rico Despite LUMA Takeover

Transferring the power grid to a private company was supposed to help. But thousands protested last week over more blackouts.

#electric-light-and-power, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #hurricane-maria-2017, #luma-energy, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #puerto-rico, #puerto-rico-electric-power-authority

What’s Behind the Energy Crunch in Britain and Europe

Natural gas prices have skyrocketed, pressuring manufacturers and households with high energy bills.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electric-light-and-power, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #east-coast-us, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #wind-power

Electricity Is Restored in Lebanon, as Army Supplies Emergency Fuel

It was a temporary reprieve for a grid that has been supplying only a few hours of electricity per day, as Lebanon’s collapsing economy struggles to import fuel.

#beirut-lebanon, #electric-light-and-power, #lebanon, #politics-and-government