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UK energy sector unites behind calls to grant ofgem ‘net zero mandate'
U.S. Revises Cost Justification of Mercury Rule for Coal Plants
The Trump administration revised the cost-benefit analysis for an Obama-era rule that forced coal-fired power plants to cut their mercury emissions, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Thursday.
EPA Nixes Legal Justification for MATS Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 16 withdrew the legal justification for an Obama-era rule that required coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury.
China Issues Guideline on Enhancing Natural Gas Storage Capacity
China has issued a guideline on further beefing up the infrastructure construction and storage capacity of natural gas to promote the stable and sound development of the sector.
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Turkey Sets New Rules for Solar Module Imports
The Turkish government published new regulations this week regarding imports of solar panels that will go into force within 30 days from the date of publication.
New York Passes Renewable Energy Act Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
State of New York authorities have passed legislation to speed up the siting and construction of large-scale clean energy projects to help the sector recover from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and meet climate targets.
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Russia Drafts Strategy for Low-Carbon Development
Russia's Ministry for Economic Development last week published a draft strategy for low-carbon development to 2050.
Trump Relaxes Environmental Regulations To Counter Coronavirus Impact
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to weigh on the global economy, the Trump administration has quietly relaxed regulatory measures meant to protect the environment from unnecessary air and water pollution.
U.S. EPA Considers Delaying Compliance Deadline for Biofuels Law
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether to delay the deadline for oil refineries to comply with the nation’s biofuel regulation past March 31, to help the industry cope with fallout from the coronavirus.
Green Initiatives Almost Derailed The $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill
Oil prices crashed on Monday when the US Senate failed to reach a deal on the Stimulus Bill over the weekend. The idea was to quickly pass legislation that would help the healthcare systems, small businesses, industries, and Americans struggling in the fa
US Regulators Issue Draft EIS on Used Fuel Facility
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Holtec International's proposed consolidated HI-STORE interim storage facility (CISF) and made a preliminary recommendation.
Industry Reaction as EU Unveils Climate Law
The European Commission today unveiled its much-anticipated Climate Law which is intended to drive Europe to climate neutrality by 2050.
UK to Allow Construction of Onshore Wind and Solar Farms
The UK Government has opened a new round of the Contracts for Difference scheme, allowing onshore wind and solar farms to be built once again.
GWEC and JWPA Launch Joint Task Force to Drive Offshore Wind Growth in Japan
The Task Force will address key bottlenecks to the growth of Japan’s offshore wind industry such as providing input to streamline the regulatory process for project development and building a local supply chain
BP Exits Hat-Trick of US Trade Associations Over Climate Policies
Oil giant BP has announced that it will exit three US trade associations after a climate review.
Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Ban Offshore Oil Drilling
Virginia is moving to block drilling for oil off the state’s coast under legislation that passed through both the House of Delegates and state Senate this week.
China Regulator Allays Fears over Energy Security
China has full confidence in ensuring adequate energy supply, normal industrial operations and in maintaining social and economic stability despite the novel coronavirus outbreak, the country's top economic regulator said on Sunday.
Carbajal Introduces Bill to Halt Future Oil and Gas Drilling
Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) introduced the California’s Land Preservation and Protection Act to place a moratorium on fracking and new oil and gas drilling on federal lands on California’s central and southern coasts.
Energy Associations Issue Declaration to Achieve EU Green Deal
Energy associations championing the move towards renewable sources, including SolarPower Europe and WindEurope, have issued a declaration setting policy recommendations for the European Union to achieve the European Green Deal’s climate and energy goals.
The Latest in Climate Change Attribution and the Law
The evolving field of climate change attribution science plays a critical role in shaping our understanding of how humans are affecting the global climate system, and in informing discussions about responsibility for climate change impacts.
Germany Floats Draft Hydrogen Strategy Ahead of EU Presidency
Germany’s draft hydrogen strategy envisages the use of CO2-free gas for the industry and transport sector, as well as millions for research. Under the draft plan, a large part of the country’s hydrogen will be purchased from abroad.
Virginia Lawmakers Vote to Block Offshore Drilling in Rebuke to Trump Plan
Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill to block future oil and gas development off the state's coastline, reflecting opposition to the Trump administration's efforts to open Atlantic waters to fossil fuel exploration.
Brexit Day: The Great Green Gamble Begins
Whether you regard the prospect as exciting or terrifying, the UK is embarking on an uncertain journey outside the EU - the consequences for the environment and the green economy, both good and bad, will be considerable.
‘Enhanced’ Environment Bill returns to UK Parliament
The UK Government has introduced a new enhanced Environmental Bill into Parliament.
Indiana Bill Would Support Coal-Fired Power Plants
An Indiana lawmaker wants Indiana utilities to keep operating coal-fired power plants, Kallanish Energy has learned.
New Trump Administration Rule Complicates Efficiency Standards
Energy efficiency standards for facility equipment, such as commercial air conditioners and lighting, is the “top US policy for saving energy in buildings,” says the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
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