Secretary of energy praises Texas's green energy production surpassing California's
During a White House briefing on Monday, Yahoo News Senior White House Correspondent Alex Nazaryan asked Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm about reports that Texas will surpass California in the production of green energy. She praised those reports and said it’s a goal to have green energy be produced in “every pocket of the country.”news.yahoo.com
Feds offer $1B to keep California's last nuclear plant open
The Biden administration on Monday announced preliminary approval to spend up to $1.1 billion to help keep California's last operating nuclear power plant running, even as officials turned down a request for financial aid to restart a closed nuclear plant in Michigan. The Energy Department said it was creating a path forward for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant on California's central coast to remain open, with final terms to be negotiated and finalized. The plant, which had been scheduled to close by 2025, was chosen in the first round of funding for the administration's new civil nuclear credit program, intended to bail out financially distressed owners or operators of nuclear power reactors.news.yahoo.com
Official: Idaho computer chip plant makes US more resilient
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says a $15 billion investment in a new semiconductor plant by Boise, Idaho-based chipmaker Micron in its hometown is a step in protecting the United States from the vulnerabilities of a globalized market made clear by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Oil industry says Granholm meeting sends 'positive signal'
Groups representing the oil industry and refiners say a meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was productive and should send a signal to markets that the United States is committed to long-term investments in the oil and refining industry.
Biden, Chevron chief trade sharp words over gas prices
In a pointed back and forth, the head of Chevron has complained that President Joe Biden has vilified energy firms at a time when gasoline prices are at near record levels and the president responded that the oil company CEO was being “mildly sensitive.”.
Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs
The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S. coastlines — the building trades workers who could otherwise be left out of a transition to renewable resources.
Raimondo: Inquiry on solar imports follows the law
Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pushed back forcefully Wednesday against critics — including some within the Biden administration — who say a government investigation of solar imports from Southeast Asia is hindering President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate goals.
What We Know About Ukraine’s Shelled Nuclear Plant
News of what Ukrainian officials said was an unprecedented attack on a nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, sent shudders around the world. But the damage at the Zaporizhzhia plant is unlikely to result in the kind of devastation seen in the last atomic disaster on Ukrainian soil, the 1986 meltdown at Chernobyl.washingtonpost.com
Nations agree to release 60M barrels of oil amid Russian war
The International Energy Agency’s 31 member countries have agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil from their strategic reserves “to send a strong message to oil markets” that supplies won’t fall short after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Nations agree to release 60 million barrels of oil amid war
All 31 member countries of the International Energy Agency have agreed to release 60 million barrels of oil from their strategic reserves “to send a strong message to oil markets” that there will be “no shortfall in supplies” as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the group said Tuesday. The IEA board made the decision at an extraordinary meeting of energy ministers chaired by U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “The situation in energy markets is very serious and demands our full attention,” IEA executive director Fatih Birol said.news.yahoo.com