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U.S. states opposed to offshore drilling find hope in Zinke's words

17 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling, telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway, according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings.

EPA’s new carbon plan won’t slow coal unit shutdowns: utilities

05 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The Trump administration’s replacement of Obama-era carbon regulations will not save U.S. coal-fired power plants from shutdown, according to a Reuters survey of utilities, spelling bad news for Trump’s efforts to revive the ailing coal industry.

UPDATE 2-EPA’s new carbon plan won’t slow coal unit shutdowns -utilities

05 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Oct 5 The Trump administration’s replacement of Obama-era carbon regulations will not save U.S. coal-fired power plants from shutdown, according to a Reuters survey of utilities, spelling bad news for Trump’s efforts to revive the ailing coal industry.

California moves to protect auto emissions rules from Trump rollback

28 Sep 2018

California regulators on Friday voted to require that automakers stick with Obama-era federal vehicle emissions standards for cars sold in the state regardless of Trump administration efforts to weaken the standards.

U.S. trade officials 'pleased' with solar factory announcements

26 Sep 2018

The U.S. Commerce Department is "pleased" with the new domestic solar panel manufacturing investments announced since President Donald Trump imposed hefty import tariffs earlier this year, but continued investment could depend on the outcome of ongoing trade talks, a trade official said on Wednesday.

Environmental agency's top watchdog retiring after Pruitt probes

18 Sep 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's top internal watchdog will retire next month to take a job outside the federal government, the agency said on Tuesday, after overseeing a slew of probes centered around the Trump administration's former EPA chief, Scott Pruitt.

Canada environment minister: 'No apologies' for oil sector support

14 Sep 2018

Canada's top climate change official on Thursday said she would make no apologies for the nation's support for its oil producers, saying environmental and economic policies must consider the needs of all Canadians.

U.S. utility solar contracts 'exploded' in 2018 despite tariffs: report

13 Sep 2018

Procurement of solar energy by U.S. utilities "exploded" in the first half of 2018, prompting a prominent research group to boost its five-year installation forecast on Thursday despite the Trump administration's steep tariffs on imported panels.

California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy

10 Sep 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill requiring the state to source electricity from exclusively carbon-free sources by 2045, a move aimed at combating climate change that clashes with U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-fossil fuel policies.

China's solar subsidy cuts erode the impact of Trump tariffs

30 Aug 2018

LOS ANGELES A move by China to slash subsidies for domestic solar installations has unleashed a flood of low-cost Chinese-made panels onto the global market - pushing down prices and eroding the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff on solar equipment imports, according to industry officials.

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