Energy
Federal Government to Revise Leasing Rules for Wind and Solar on Public Lands

Federal Government to Revise Leasing Rules for Wind and Solar on Public Lands

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor   On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced that it would “revise” regulations regarding renewable energy on public lands, a move that may ease the development of solar and wind projects. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) said that it would be seeking input for a new proposal, which it plans to issue early next year. […]

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UN Announces End of Leaded Gasoline Sales as Last Station Ends Sale of Dangerous Fuel

UN Announces End of Leaded Gasoline Sales as Last Station Ends Sale of Dangerous Fuel

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor   The UN Environment Program (UNEP) announced Monday that the global use of leaded gasoline has finally ended after Algerian service stations phased the fuel out last month. Leaded gasoline has been used since 1922, and by 1970 was nearly ubiquitous around the world, but the consequences of its use have been devastating for […]

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World Falls Short of “Green Recovery” as Global Energy Demand Rebounds

World Falls Short of “Green Recovery” as Global Energy Demand Rebounds

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer As global energy demand returns to pre-pandemic levels, energy and climate experts say that the world has failed to make use of the emissions advantage granted by a year in quarantine. The spike in global demand has now pushed global electricity-related emissions 5 percent above 2019 levels.  Although the U.S. and Europe have […]

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Keystone Pipelines Had Severe Spills While XL Was Under Consideration

Keystone Pipelines Had Severe Spills While XL Was Under Consideration

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer TC Energy, the company behind the now-defunct Keystone XL pipeline, had a “worse than the national average” five-year oil spill record, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Monday. The energy company’s pipelines dumped nearly 12,000 barrels of oil in two major spills alone as it was trying […]

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Improved Building Efficiency Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

Improved Building Efficiency Could Save Thousands of Lives Each Year

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Biden administration has pledged to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035, and in May, announced it would be developing new Energy Star standards to increase the adoption of efficient technology. A recent Yale study has found that increased building and appliance efficiency could save thousands of lives each year as a result of […]

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(More) Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

(More) Spills Along Line 3 Construction Route

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The Line 3 oil pipeline isn’t operational yet, but it’s already spilling. This summer, there were 28 drilling fluid spills along the construction route, according to Minnesota regulators, more than initially reported in July. Drilling fluid, a combination of clay, water, and chemicals, should be captured and disposed of. […]

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