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Nichola Groom

Weaning U.S. power sector off fossil fuels would cost $4.7 trillion - study

27 Jun 2019

Eliminating fossil fuels from the U.S. power sector, a key goal of the "Green New Deal" backed by many Democratic presidential candidates, would cost $4.7 trillion (3.7 trillion pounds) and pose massive economic and social challenges, according to a report released on Thursday by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.

New Jersey selects Denmark's Orsted for major offshore wind project

21 Jun 2019

New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.

UPDATE 3-New Jersey selects Denmark's Orsted for major offshore wind project

21 Jun 2019

June 21 New Jersey on Friday selected Denmark's Orsted A/S to develop a 1,100-megawatt wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, the largest ever offshore wind procurement by a U.S. state.

U.S. green groups ramp up legal attacks on federal oil leases

14 Jun 2019

(This June 13 story corrects to clarify view of the Western Watersheds Projects and add to description of more conservation-focused groups)

Exclusive: Tesla woes send Panasonic's U.S. solar cells to Philippines

30 May 2019

LOS ANGELES/TOKYO Most of the solar cells made by Panasonic at Tesla Inc's New York manufacturing plant are being purchased by H.R.D. Singapore's factories in the Philippines, a chief supplier of panels to Japanese eco-homebuilder Ichijo Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the arrangement said.

California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades

18 May 2019

The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a state report released on Friday.

UPDATE 3-California utility in big 2015 gas leak had failed to probe leaks for decades

18 May 2019

May 17 The California utility responsible for a massive, 4-month-long gas leak near Los Angeles in 2015 failed to investigate dozens of leaks over decades at the natural gas storage facility, according to a state report released on Friday.

Tesla's New York solar factory making other products in bid to boost jobs

15 May 2019

Tesla Inc on Wednesday said its solar factory in Buffalo, New York, would become the "manufacturing home" for its electric vehicle Supercharger cabinets and other energy storage products as it seeks to meet employment targets tied to state subsidies.

Trump Interior chief not losing sleep over record CO2 levels

15 May 2019

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told a panel of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that he has not lost sleep over record amounts of carbon dioxide recorded in the Earth's atmosphere, which scientists warn are altering the global climate.

Exclusive: Tesla's solar factory is exporting most of its cells - document

15 May 2019

The "great majority" of solar cells being produced at Tesla Inc's factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company's trademark "Solar Roof" as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

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