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Sale jumpstarts floating, offshore wind power in US waters

PORTLAND, Ore. — Tuesday marks the first-ever U.S. auction of leases to develop commercial-scale floating wind farms, in the deep…

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Utility recommends natural gas plant despite objections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation’s largest public utility on Friday recommended replacing an aging coal burning power plant with natural…

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The big new Exxon Mobil climate change deal that got an assist from Joe Biden

Could it be that Big Oil’s next big thing got a big assist from Joe Biden? Maybe, if carbon capture…

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Leak at Pennsylvania gas storage well spewing methane

A vent at an underground natural gas storage well in Western Pennsylvania has been spewing massive amounts of planet-warming methane…

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Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery ‘hybrid’ plant

PORTLAND, Ore. — A renewable energy plant being commissioned in Oregon on Wednesday that combines solar power, wind power and…

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Gov’t OKs nearly $190M in bids from offshore oil lease sale

NEW ORLEANS — The Biden administration accepted nearly $190 million Wednesday in bids from an offshore oil and gas lease…

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EPA denies Cheniere Energy request for LNG pollution waiver

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday denied a request by Cheniere Energy, a leading U.S. producer of liquefied…

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Russia sends more energy to Asia as Europe cuts back

BERLIN — Russia sent significantly more oil and coal to India and China over the summer compared with the start…

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Mexico’s president revived dangerous form of coal mining

MEXICO CITY — As hopes faded of rescuing 10 men trapped in a flooded Mexican coal mine, evidence mounted that…

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Germany exports power to France, urges savings at home

BERLIN — Germany will keep exporting electricity to neighboring France despite calling on people to help fend off winter shortages…

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