Mexico Sees Its Energy Future in Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

The president’s push to bring the energy sector under state control has put up roadblocks to renewable energy and left Mexico’s climate goals behind.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #environment, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Europe’s Energy Crisis May Get A Lot Worse

Do Americans understand the stakes across the Atlantic?

#energy-and-power, #europe, #internal-sub-only-nl, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

#automobiles, #batteries, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #infrastructure-public-works, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reicher-dan-w, #stokes-leah, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #used-cars, #warren-mich

Germans Tip-Toe Up the Path to Energy Savings

Local leaders find themselves at the front line of Europe’s conservation efforts, fearing a Russian gas cut. It’s not an easy place to be.

#augsburg-germany, #bavaria-germany, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #heating, #international-relations, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shortages, #siemens-ag, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal

The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #automobiles, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #methane, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-politics-and-government

Facing ‘Putin’s Energy Blackmail,’ Europe Agrees to Cut Russian Gas Use

Holding together despite some nations’ dependence on Russia, the European Union agreed to make voluntary savings mandatory if the Kremlin suddenly decides to turn off the taps over its invasion of Ukraine.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #storage, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Congo to Auction Off Oil and Gas Blocks In a Step Back for Climate Change

Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they’re being auctioned off for drilling.

#auctions, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #international-relations, #land-use-policies, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #university-of-leicester, #virunga-national-park-congo-democratic-republic-of

What Would a Climate Emergency Mean? Here Are 4 Key Points.

As 100 million Americans swelter under heat warnings, the president is considering whether to invoke special powers to address climate change.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-production-act, #disasters-and-emergencies, #energy-and-power, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #global-warming, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-emergency-powers-us

Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action

The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #graham-lindsey, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #mccarthy-kevin-1914-2010, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Donde Dalí pintó el mar, se preparan unas turbinas eólicas

Los polémicos planes para instalar un parque eólico frente a la costa noreste de España forman parte de un tenso debate sobre dónde ubicar los nuevos proyectos de energías renovables en toda Europa.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #art, #biodiversity, #catalonia-spain, #dali-salvador, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #spain, #wind-power

How Inflation Upended Biden’s Climate Agenda

Rising prices, party infighting and the aftershocks from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have hurt the president’s plans to speed an energy transition.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #environment, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-economics, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prakash-varshini, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #solar-energy, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

How Joe Manchin Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan

Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia led his party and his president through months of tortured talks, with nothing to show for it as the planet dangerously heats up.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #coal, #democratic-party, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #solar-energy, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #wind-power, #wyden-ron

She Spoke Out Against Vietnam’s Plans for Coal. Then She Was Arrested.

The prosecution of Vietnam’s most prominent environmental activist, as well as others, has cast doubt on the country’s commitment to cut coal.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #energy-and-power, #political-prisoners, #vietnam

Europe’s Russian Oil Ban Could Mean a New World Order for Energy

The effort could hurt Russia but could also help drive up already high oil prices, hurting the global economy and enriching energy companies.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping

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

Hit Hard by High Energy Costs, Hawaii Looks to the Sun

The state is seeking to replace coal and oil with solar energy, aiming to rely extensively on rooftop panels on single-family homes.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #geothermal-power, #hawaii, #hawaiian-electric-co-inc, #hydroelectric-power, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy

Why Do We Swallow What Big Oil and the Green Movement Tell Us?

Neither is being realistic about a smooth transition to renewable energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #germany, #global-warming, #national-bureau-of-economic-research, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states

Canadian Hydropower Destined for U.S. Hits a Roadblock in Maine

Power companies, conservationists, local residents and two U.S. states are mired in an acrimonious dispute about hydroelectricity from Quebec.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydro-quebec, #iberdrola-sa, #maine

Japan Says It Needs Nuclear Power. Can Host Towns Ever Trust It Again?

The Ukraine war has shown the fragility of Japan’s energy supplies. But the decision to restart plants after the Fukushima disaster is fraught with emotions and political calculation.

#energy-and-power, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #kashiwazaki-kariwa-nuclear-power-plant, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tokyo-electric-power-co

Solar Industry ‘Frozen’ As Biden Administration Investigates China

More than 300 solar projects in the United States have been canceled or delayed in recent weeks because of an investigation by the Commerce Department.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #china, #commerce-department, #customs-tariff, #energy-and-power, #first-solar-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #raimondo-gina-m, #solar-energy, #solar-energy-industries-assn, #united-states-international-relations

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

Why U.S. Oil Companies Aren’t Riding to Europe’s Rescue

American energy production has only inched up because executives fear that oil and gas prices won’t stay high.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #energy-and-power, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Nuclear Power Could Help Europe Cut Ties to Russia, but Not for Years

The projects, which some European countries are pushing to end their reliance on Russia’s energy, face delays in coming online.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #belgium, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #france, #nuclear-energy, #putin-vladimir-v, #scholz-olaf-1958

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

European Green Energy Firms Often Fall Short on Financing

Financing the next generation of green energy technologies means larger investments and getting venture capitalists to turn their attention away from “fast money.”

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #bitner-jakob, #breakthrough-energy-coalition, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #fadell-anthony-m, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #innovation, #start-ups, #voltstorage

Wind Energy Company to Pay $8 Million in Killings of 150 Eagles

ESI Energy pleaded guilty based on the documented “blunt force trauma” deaths of golden eagles struck by fast-moving turbine blades, prosecutors said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bald-eagles, #birds, #eagles-birds, #energy-and-power, #esi-energy, #fines-penalties, #nextera-energy-resources, #turbines, #wind-power

E.U. Leaders Weigh a Ban on Russian Coal

The European Union relies on Russia for almost half its coal, but new contracts with other countries could ease the transition, which would stretch over four months.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #european-union, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

How the Recoil From Russian Gas Is Scrambling World Markets

Europe wants 50 billion cubic meters of additional natural gas, but supplies are tight. Prices will rise and other regions might have to do with less.

#cheniere-energy-inc, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #qatar, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #solar-energy

A Tanker’s Giant U-Turn Reveals Strains in the Market for Russian Oil

The ship, originally sailing to Philadelphia, apparently lost its buyer in the middle of the Atlantic. A number of tankers carrying Russian oil face similar problems.

#boycotts, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

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

Why the U.S. Can’t Quickly Wean Europe From Russian Gas

The Biden administration’s plan to send more natural gas to Europe will be hampered by the lack of export and import terminals.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states

How Energy Markets Are Shaping Putin’s Invasion — and the World

Gas prices are spiking. The economic historian Daniel Yergin explains what that means for geopolitics — and climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #energy-and-power, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-economy

U.N. Chief Warns of ‘Catastrophe’ With Continued Use of Fossil Fuels

António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said instead of replacing Russian oil, gas and coal, nations must pivot to clean energy.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #guterres-antonio, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Internation Energy Agency Says Nations Should Conserve Fuel as Global Energy Crisis Looms

The International Energy Agency said countries should encourage use of mass transit and car pooling, among other things. That could also help the climate crisis.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #global-warming, #granholm-jennifer-m, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Europe Must End Its Energy Dependence on Russia

The Ukraine crisis shows just how energy dependent Europe has become on Russia. 

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #coal, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Microsoft’s Pursuit of Climate Goals Runs Into Headwinds

The company aims to be “carbon negative” by the end of the decade, but its emissions rose sharply in the most recent year measured.

#conservation-of-resources, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-centers, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #microsoft-corp, #sustainable-living

Biden Officials Weigh Russian Oil Ban as Gas Prices Soar

Global stocks dipped on Monday as U.S. officials discussed an oil cutoff, and gas prices hit a national average above $4, up more than 10 percent in a week.

#energy-and-power, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Exposed E.U.’s Energy Vulnerabilities

The organization’s energy commissioner said the Russian invasion of Ukraine had exposed vulnerabilities in European energy supplies.

#energy-and-power, #european-commission, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #reserves-natural-resources, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion

The auctioned areas are expected to generate enough power for nearly 2 million homes once turbines are built.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #atlantic-ocean, #auctions, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #oceans-and-seas, #wind-power

U.S. Energy Independence Is Shaken by Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Domestic oil and gas production in the U.S. boomed in recent years. But the country and its allies remain reluctant to impose sanctions on Russian energy that would damage their economies.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

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.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #energy-and-power, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #northeastern-states-us, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #perry-rick, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #states-us, #texas, #united-states, #wind, #wind-power

Germany Is Trying to Rely Less on Russian Energy

An increasingly belligerent Russia, an energy crunch and a new Green minister of economics all add up to a change of direction in Germany’s policy on natural gas.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #europe, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #russia

How Spiking Energy Prices Complicate the Fight Against Global Warming

Oil and gas prices are soaring, while coal use is reaching record highs worldwide. Here’s what the upheaval could mean for climate policies across the globe.

#coal, #energy-and-power, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Russia Will Only Grow Stronger as the World Shifts to Cleaner Energy

The energy transition will make it possible for petrostates to wield significant geopolitical and economic power.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #europe, #global-warming, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russia, #saudi-arabia, #ukraine, #united-states

What Happens if Russia Cuts Off Europe’s Natural Gas?

Europe is a huge customer of Russia’s fossil fuels. Gas from the U.S. and elsewhere is helping offset fears of a midwinter cutoff.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #gazprom, #germany, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #qatar, #russia, #ukraine

Predictions Favored Solar Over Wind Power. What Happened?

One lesson: Renewable technology benefits from early, consistent government support.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #energy-and-power, #internal-open-access, #solar-energy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #energy-and-power, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #permian-basin-north-america, #woods-darren-w-1965

A North Sea Auction Produces Big Plans for Scottish Wind Farms

Oil giants like BP and Shell propose to spend billions on renewable energy, bolstering Scotland’s efforts to move away from an economy based on fossil fuel.

#aberdeen-scotland, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bp-plc, #edinburgh-scotland, #energy-and-power, #germany, #great-britain, #iberdrola-sa, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #wind-power, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

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

Coming Soon to This Coal County: Solar, in a Big Way

In Martin County, Ky., where coal production has flatlined, entrepreneurs are promising that a new solar farm atop a shuttered mine will bring green energy jobs.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #appalachian-region, #coal, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kentucky, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy