Energy
Three-Fourths of the Worlds Planned Coal Projects Scrapped Since 2015

Three-Fourths of the Worlds Planned Coal Projects Scrapped Since 2015

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new report has found that since the 2015 signing of the Paris agreement, more than 75% of the world’s planned coal plant projects have been scrapped, and 44 countries have no future coal plans whatsoever. The report’s authors hope this trend will continue as the COP26 conference in […]

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House Ways and Means Committee Unveils Clean Energy Tax Credits

House Ways and Means Committee Unveils Clean Energy Tax Credits

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The House Ways and Means Committee has released their portion of the reconciliation for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package. The plan follows through on many promises made by the Biden administration, including clean energy tax credits and credits for electric vehicle owners. The plan, announced on the heels […]

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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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