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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Charif Souki, who founded the biggest U.S. natural gas-export firm and now chairs another called Tellurian Inc., isn’t known for mincing words. And he didn’t disappoint when tackling the issue of methane emissions at a recent event hosted by the Center for Strateg...
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    By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Charif Souki, who founded the biggest U.S. natural gas-export firm and now chairs another called Tellurian Inc., isn’t known for mincing words. And he didn’t disappoint when tackling the issue of methane emissions at a recent event hosted...
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    By Jon Murray The Denver Post City leaders aim to make Denver International Airport “one of the greenest airports in the world,” but dozens of oil and gas wells that dot its sprawling landscape stand as clear contradictions of that goal. Now DIA says it will permanently plug those...
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  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Royal Dutch Shell on Monday sold its oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, the biggest American oil field, to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash. The deal marks a turning point for Shell, which had put considerable effort i...
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OPEC says oil demand will exceed pre-pandemic levels   By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Monday that demand for oil was expected to rebound above prepandemic levels next year. In its Monthly Oil Report, the group said that i...
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  By Bruce Finley The Denver Post COLORADO SPRINGS » Eighteen coal-fired power plants down. Another dozen to go as Colorado shifts its electricity supply system off fossil fuels. The latest shutdown at the massive Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs last week brings the sh...
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    By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » U.S. officials launched a review Thursday of climate damage and other impacts from coal mining on public lands as the Biden administration expands its scrutiny of government fossil fuel sales that contribute to greenhouse gas ...
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    By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. Global warming is fake news. Anyway, it isn’t man-made. And doing anything about it would destroy the economy. Opponents of action against climate change have always relied on multiple lines of defense: If one argument for doing nothing bec...
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  By Tim Lydon Writers on the Range New Mexico, the third-ranking U.S. oil producer, has moved to curtail methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, moving it closer to neighboring Colorado’s leadership. Methane is a dangerous greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change and also ...
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  By Hiroko Tabuchi © The New York Times Co. Soon after Joe Biden, then a presidential candidate, released his $2 trillion climate plan last year that promised to escalate the use of clean energy in the United States, the world’s major oil and gas groups dialed up their presence on Facebook....
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  By Cathy Bussewitz and Martha Irvine The Associated Press CRANE, TEXAS » Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt’s cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her fami...
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    The Biden administration will revise a Trump-era rule that allowed many coal-fired power plants to avoid or delay installing equipment that could prevent lead, selenium and other toxic pollutants from seeping into rivers and streams, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Mond...
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    By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A bill signed into law Wednesday will provide $15 million for what Gov. Jared Polis calls “an important down payment” on helping workers and communities make the transition to a clean-energy economy. The bill, signed during an event in Pueblo, will...
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The Biden administration has defended a contentious pipeline project that would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil through Minnesota’s delicate watersheds, urging in a court brief that a challenge brought by local tribes and environmental groups be thrown out. The closely watched filing ...
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  By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. MINETY, ENGLAND » On a clearing at the edge of a farm field, 40 big rectangular boxes the size of shipping containers sit behind a tall fence. Packed inside are stacks of lithium-ion cells and other electrical equipment. Wired together, t...
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By Matthew Daly The Associated Press WASHINGTON » Congressional Democrats have approved a measure reinstating rules aimed at limiting climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling, a rare effort by Democrats to use the legislative branch to overturn a regulatory ...
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By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » Despite President Joe Biden’s pledge to cut the pollution from fossil fuels that is driving climate change, his administration quietly has taken actions this month that will guarantee the drilling and burning of oil and gas for decad...
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ExxonMobil has spent the last six months locked in a battle for its future, ever since a small investment firm launched a long-shot bid to reshape the company’s board of directors and steer the oil giant on a more climate-friendly path. On Wednesday, Exxon lost, at least in part, when a majority of...
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Thousands of permits OK’d under old rules; some homeowners disillusioned By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new state oil and gas law that was heralded as bringing the most sweeping changes ever to better protect public health has ushered in a new era. In some cases and some places. Colorado, a ...
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Energy Reuters 2 minute read The Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned utility, confirmed on Monday it plans to shut four remaining coal plants by 2035, the year by when President Joe Biden wants the nation's power grid to be decarbonized to fight climate change. TVA first started using co...
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