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Nichola Groom

Solar and wind firms call the 'Green New Deal’ too extreme

12:00pm GMT

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES U.S. solar and wind power companies may have the most to gain from the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal backed by several Democratic presidential candidates to end U.S. fossil fuel consumption within a decade.

U.S. judge blocks drilling over climate change, casting doubt on Trump agenda

20 Mar 2019

A U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming - a decision that could complicate President Donald Trump's broader efforts to expand oil, gas and coal output on America's public lands.

Low prices spark interest in latest U.S. Gulf oil, gas lease sale

20 Mar 2019

The Trump administration's fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico received $244 million in high bids on Wednesday, reflecting an uptick in interest from drillers attracted to the region's low prices.

U.S. Interior official suggests Trump drilling proposal will include Atlantic: recording

16 Mar 2019

The Trump administration is likely to open up portions of the Atlantic to oil and gas drilling despite opposition from East Coast states, a U.S. Interior Department official suggested in remarks at a recent energy industry conference, a recording of which was reviewed by Reuters.

Insight: Post-Katrina promise of oil money leaves states shortchanged

15 Mar 2019

In 2006, a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms.

U.S. solar installations to rebound in 2019 as prices plummet: Woodmac

13 Mar 2019

New U.S. solar installations will grow by 14 percent this year thanks to lower equipment prices that helped to revive a slew of delayed projects, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in its latest outlook released on Wednesday.

U.S. gets $87 million for oil and gas leases in sage grouse habitat

05 Mar 2019

The U.S. government received bids for about 70 percent of the land it offered at a large oil and gas lease sale in Wyoming last week, held over the protests of conservationists who argued the area was critical habitat for wildlife, including a threatened bird.

U.S. holds major oil and gas lease sale in sage grouse habitat

01 Mar 2019

The U.S. government kicked off a major sale of oil and gas leases in Wyoming this week after rejecting protests over lands on offer that are considered critical areas for wildlife.

Oscars not so white? Academy Awards winners see big shift

25 Feb 2019

LOS ANGELES A black superhero action flick. A film about an indigenous maid in Mexico. A portrayal of a gay, immigrant rock star. Spike Lee's first Oscar.

World News

Trump says time for U.S. to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.