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The latest updates on energy and environment news, analysis and opinion covering energy policy and its impact on resources and climate.

An American Airlines aircraft undergoes deicing procedures on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. (Lola Gomez/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Wintry weather scrubs more than 1,000 flights in U.S.

Associated Press

More than 1,000 flights were canceled and many more delayed Monday with more expected in coming days as Texas and nearby states dealt with freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation.

A cargo ship passes the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 14, 2022. Europe’s economy has scraped out meager gains at the end of last year as galloping inflation fed by high energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine deterred people from spending in shops and restaurants. The European Union statistics agency Eurostat reported Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, that economic output crept 0.1% higher in the last three months of 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

Europe scrapes out economic growth by dodging gas disaster

- Associated Press

Europe’s economy scraped out meager gains at the end of last year as galloping inflation fed by high energy prices and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine deterred people from spending in shops and restaurants.

Extinction Rebellion activists and sympathisers block a busy road in The Hague, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023. Earlier this week seven Extinction Rebellion activists were detained by authorities for sedition linked to the protest. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

- Associated Press

Hundreds of climate activists blocked one of the main roads into The Hague on Saturday, defying attempts to prevent their protest that have sparked concerns about restrictions on the right to demonstrate in the Netherlands.

Sen. Joe Manchin talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 19, 2023. Senior Democratic lawmakers have turned sharply more critical of President Joe Biden’s handling of classified materials after the FBI discovered additional items with classified markings at Biden’s home. Manchin is urging the president to tell the public, “‘Look, I was irresponsible.”‘ (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Manchin bill would delay tax credits for electric vehicles

- Associated Press

Ratcheting up his criticism of the Biden administration, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on Wednesday moved to delay new tax credits for electric vehicles, a key feature of President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law.

John Liparito surveys storm damage Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Pasadena, Texas. A powerful storm system took aim at Gulf Coast Tuesday, spawning tornados that caused damage east of Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Severe weather threat moves east after tornadoes hit Texas

- Associated Press

A winter storm that brought severe weather to the Gulf Coast and wintry precipitation to the north was headed east Wednesday, a day after tornadoes caused widespread damage in the Houston area and injured three people in Louisiana.

Motorcyclists and cars drive on a road during a national-wide power breakdown, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Much of Pakistan was left without power Monday as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government's handling of the country's economic crisis. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistan’s premier apologizes to nation for power outage

- Associated Press

Pakistan’s prime minister on Tuesday apologized to the nation for a major, daylong power outage that disrupted normal life across the country and drew criticism from millions who were left without electricity amid the harsh winter weather.

Shopkeepers and workers wait for electric power at a market following a power breakdown across the country, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Much of Pakistan was left without power for several hours on Monday morning as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the crisis. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

- Associated Press

Much of Pakistan was left without power for several hours on Monday morning as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the country’s economic crisis.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin talks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) ** FILE **

Manchin links Ukraine war to Inflation Reduction Act

- The Washington Times

Sen. Joe Manchin III on Thursday attributed Russia’s war against Ukraine for giving birth to the Inflation Reduction Act, a trimmed-down version of President Biden’s tax-and-climate-spending agenda that the West Virginia Democrat previously rejected.

Two man made up as clowns attend a demonstration against the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 16 until Jan. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

At Davos, Thunberg visit spotlights lack of climate action

- Associated Press

Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Thursday slammed corporate bigwigs meeting in Davos, Switzerland, for “fueling the destruction of the planet” by investing in fossil fuels and prioritizing short-term profits over people affected by the climate crisis.