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As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

Jan. 08, 2022 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives. Biden’s Build...

Manchin still a no, Biden's $2T bill on Dems' back burner

Jan. 04, 2022 16:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday his opposition to President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives remains undimmed, as party leaders said work on the stalled measure was on hold until at least later this month. ...

Yucca Mountain remains in debate over nuclear waste storage

Jan. 01, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting opposition to proposed nuclear waste storage sites in Texas and New Mexico has kept Yucca Mountain in Nevada in the national debate over what to do with the growing stockpile of radioactive material scattered around the country. The Biden administration is...

What Manchin wanted, rejected and got in Biden's $2T bill

Dec. 18, 2021 00:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During a private meeting in July, Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sat down to negotiate what exactly it would take for Democrats to unlock Manchin's vote to start the process of considering President Joe Biden’s massive social and environmental bill. ...

What Manchin wanted, rejected and got in Biden's $2T bill

Dec. 17, 2021 17:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During a private meeting in July, Sen. Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sat down to negotiate what exactly it would take for Democrats to unlock Manchin's vote to start the process of considering President Joe Biden’s massive social and environmental bill. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 15, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Dec. 8, 2021. Editorial: Coal woes not about picking winners and losers A common refrain among those who would lobby against progressive energy policies is that they are “socialist,” because such initiatives “pick winners and losers.”...

Poland to cut fuel, energy prices to fight inflation

Nov. 25, 2021 07:47 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Thursday that starting in December the government will cut tax on fuels and on energy and will offer bonuses to hardest hit households next year to counter inflation that has reached its highest level since 2001. ...

Newsom names energy adviser as state's top utility regulator

Nov. 22, 2021 20:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named his senior adviser on energy policy as the next president of the powerful state body that regulates utilities. Alice Reynolds is set to lead the five-member California Public Utilities Commission...

Dems confident on methane fee as budget bill moves to Senate

Nov. 22, 2021 14:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic plan to impose a fee on methane emissions from oil and gas wells has cleared a key hurdle, but it faces strong opposition from the oil and gas industry and criticism by centrist Sen. Joe Manchin. The proposed fee on methane — a powerful...

Is it green, or forever toxic? Nuclear rift at climate talks

Nov. 04, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

SOULAINES-DHUYS, France (AP) — Deep in a French forest of oaks, birches and pines, a steady stream of trucks carries a silent reminder of nuclear energy’s often invisible cost: canisters of radioactive waste, heading into storage for the next 300 years. As negotiators...