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Nichola Groom

INSIGHT-Rooftop revolution: Coronavirus chill upends solar power industry

09 Jul 2020

LOS ANGELES/MADRID/LONDON, July 9 The booming rooftop solar panel industry nosedived overnight when the coronavirus forced homeowners to rein in spending and keep their distance from would-be installers.

San Francisco, House Democrats unveil plans to cut building emissions

30 Jun 2020

San Francisco on Tuesday was set to propose legislation outlawing the use of natural gas in buildings, as congressional Democrats unveiled a blueprint to combat global warming that would support updated building codes to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump administration has denied most onshore drilling relief requests: official

27 Jun 2020

The Trump administration has rejected most requests for royalty relief submitted by onshore oil and gas companies struggling with reduced demand for fuel and battered prices, a top Interior Department official said on Friday.

California passes landmark mandate for zero emission trucks

26 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES California on Thursday approved a groundbreaking policy to wean its trucking sector off of diesel fuel by requiring manufacturers to sell a rising number of zero-emission vehicles, starting in 2024.

Special Report: Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace

17 Jun 2020

SALYERSVILLE, Kentucky (This June 16 story corrects comparison in paragraph eight of climate damage from methane leaks to that from U.S. oil consumption. The leaks cause climate damage roughly equivalent to typical U.S. oil consumption in one day, not two days.)

Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas

05 Jun 2020

Massachusetts' top attorney asked the state's public utilities regulator on Thursday to probe the future of the natural gas industry as the state moves away from burning fossil fuels because they contribute to climate change.

Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas

04 Jun 2020

June 4 Massachusetts' top attorney asked the state's public utilities regulator on Thursday to probe the future of the natural gas industry as the state moves away from burning fossil fuels because they contribute to climate change.

Trump administration shelves more oil and gas lease sales

02 Jun 2020

The Trump administration has backed off its regular oil and gas lease sale schedule, postponing at least two auctions that had been set for later this month after delaying a major sale in New Mexico in May, according to an official web site.

U.S. Interior Department proposes delay in royalty payments to help drillers

28 May 2020

The U.S. Department of Interior has proposed allowing drilling companies to delay their royalty payments on oil and gas produced on federal lands due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a White House web site.

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