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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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The largest coal-fired power plants keep on going, even as many smaller ones close. By Dan Gearino May 3, 2021 To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big. On April 22, American Electric Power announced that it would close the Rockpo...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new study that looks at Pennsylvania’s rules for locating oil and wells, and which notes Colorado’s new regulations, found that the distance between buildings and wells didn’t significantly change when the rules were tightened because exemptions were allowed. Th...
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  By Paul Krugman © The New York Times Co. “Change is coming, whether we seek it or not.” So declares a remarkable document titled “Preserving Coal Country,” released Monday by the United Mine Workers of America, in which the union — which at its peak represented half a million workers — acc...
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  By Miguel Otárola CPR News The Elk Creek mine above the town of Somerset may have closed years ago, but methane gas still silently seeps out of its collapsed walls and into the atmosphere. Tom Vessels, a former gas executive turned entrepreneur, is on a mission to eliminate that gas from ...
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    Review of program on public lands will look at climate effects By Matthew Brown The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » The U.S. Interior Department is canceling oil and gas lease sales from public lands through June amid an ongoing review of how the program contributes to climate ...
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  State sets aside funds to sue others, like Colorado, for their policies on energy By Judith Kohler The Denver Post A new Wyoming law that sets aside money to sue states whose policies hamper the use of Wyoming coal was passed in part with Colorado in mind, the sponsor said. The bill rece...
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    By Thomas Covert and Ryan Kellogg Guest Commentary The U.S. federal government owns vast acreage of resource- rich public lands; $25 billion of oil and gas was produced from federal lands in 2019 alone. But thanks to decades of stagnant policies, these resources are being all but g...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Newly confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off a forum Thursday on a review of energy development on public lands and waters by saying that “fossil fuels will continue to play a major role in America for years to come.” However, Haaland, who signed ...
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By Kevin McGill The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS » Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and Western states. The ...
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Ad agencies are walking away from industry By Tiffany Hsu © The New York Times Co. It is night. A little boy opens the door to his father’s room. “Dad, I’m scared,” he says. The father carries the boy back to his bed, tucks him in and clicks on a night light. “It’s only human to care for thos...
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EMISSIONS By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. During more than three decades in the oil and gas business, Andy Lane has managed the construction of enormous facilities for extracting and transporting natural gas, in places such as Trinidad and Indonesia. Now he is working in his nat...
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The company wants to walk away from almost 200 mining permits in four states, potentially leaving thousands of acres of environmentally damaged land. By James Bruggers March 3, 2021 A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia could soon decide whether to allow the Blackjewel coal min...
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By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Darren Woods rarely makes headlines even though he is the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the oil company that some people consider a top environmental villain and others think of as a vital engine of the U.S. economy. Few have taken serio...
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By Liam Denning Bloomberg Opinion Six billion? Six shmillion. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s annual filing with the SEC, which dropped late Thursday, reveals the company debooked 6.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent in 2020, or almost 30% of its proved reserves. That’s a lot of oil and gas gone. Except...
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By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday made the boldest statement among its peers about the waning of the oil age, saying that its oil production had reached a high in 2019 and was now likely to gradually decline. Shell’s “total oil production peaked in 2019” a...
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By Bruce Finley The Denver Post COLORADO SPRINGS » Leaders of Colorado’s second-most populous city this week are taking first steps toward retiring their central coal-fired power plant that for decades has belched more than a million tons of air pollution a year, teaming with General Electric ...
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  By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Tighter spending and the focus on free cash flow that were prevalent in the oil and gas industry before the pandemic are expected to continue even as demand and prices start to rise, two analysts said. The COVID-19 outbreak, a glut of oil and a price war b...
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By Veronica Penney © The New York Times Co. The share of energy generated from coal has dropped more sharply during the coronavirus pandemic than that of any other power source, according to a new report Monday that looked at coal demand in some of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse ga...
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By Judith Kohler The Denver Post President Joe Biden’s order issued Wednesday to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands was praised by Coloradans who see the move as crucial to fighting climate change but was immediately met with a lawsuit by a Colorado- based industry group. The order mak...
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