President Biden has found himself in the hot seat after appearing behind the wheel of a GMC Hummer EV in a picture posted to his Twitter account while promoting electric vehicle tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.
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Sen. Joe Manchin III kicked off his first hearing as chairman of the Senate Energy Committee in the new Congress Thursday by placing the natural gas stove debate on the front burner.
An exceptional amount of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range might signal the end of the Golden State’s lengthy drought.
Republicans in Congress are seeking to scuttle new rules from the Biden administration that allow retirement fund managers to consider climate change and other factors that conservative critics call “woke capitalism.”
Dallas-based startup Colossal Biosciences, the first company to specialize in “de-extinction,” the use of genetic engineering technology to bring back hybridized clones of extinct species, announced $150 million in new funding Tuesday devoted to bringing back the dodo.
House Republicans fired a warning shot Tuesday at Democrats’ climate change agenda, cautioning that the days of the clean energy sector receiving major favorable treatment from the federal government over that of fossil fuels is over under a GOP-controlled chamber.
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.
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.
A group of conservative energy and environmental organizations want House Republicans to make good on their agenda to address climate change and rising energy costs.
Europe is taking another big step toward cutting its energy ties with Russia, banning imports of diesel fuel and other products made from crude oil in Russian refineries.
A spate of whales washing up along East Coast beaches has exposed a deep rift in the environmental movement between conservationists seeking to stop the construction of massive offshore wind farms and advocates who say renewable energy projects will save the planet from climate change.
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.
A Mexican fisherman diving for mollusks was decapitated by a great white shark in what is believed to be the first fatal shark attack of 2023, the shark attack tracker Tracking Sharks noted Thursday.
Tesla and Twitter owner Elon Musk met Friday with two top Biden administration officials to discuss boosting electric vehicle production, the White House said.
Winter rain the past two months is letting California increase its water allocation to 29 agencies, the California Department of Water Resources announced Thursday.
For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile - a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat.
Republican-led states filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Labor over a rule set to take effect Monday that would allow retirement fund managers to consider climate change and other factors under environmental, social and governance investing principles, or ESG.
Sen. Joe Manchin III’s efforts to enforce the Biden administration’s implementation of the electric vehicle tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act are being rebuffed by members of his own party.
Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr.’s threat of a federal ban on gas stoves this month has channeled the goals of left-wing billionaire think tanks that are making significant progress in pushing communities to eliminate fossil fuels.
A group of House Democrats launched the “Sustainable Investment Caucus” Wednesday to promote climate-friendly investing to push back against Republican criticism of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing principles are “woke” progressive capitalism.
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.
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.
Lawmakers have the opportunity for a bipartisan win as Congress debates legislation to prevent future releases of the nation’s emergency oil reserves from landing in the hands of Chinese companies.
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.
Households throughout the United Kingdom qualified for hearty discounts Monday to use less electricity for one hour.
Republicans and the White House traded barbs Monday as the GOP House majority looks to prevent the administration from selling more of the nation’s oil stockpile for non-emergency use.
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.
The Biden administration dropped plans to consider banning gas stoves, but that hasn’t slowed down blue states, cities and towns already making moves to force residents and businesses to switch to all-electric appliances.
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking over extinguishment efforts for a landfill fire in Moody, Alabama, federal officials announced Thursday.
British scientists said Friday they don’t think pollution killed thousands of crabs that washed up on beaches in northeast England, though they are unsure what did cause the unusual die-off.
Federal regulators have said they’re not coming for Americans’ cooking appliances, but consumers’ disbelief and suspicions apparently are already baked in.
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.
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.
A transformer at the Pleasant Hill electrical substation in Randolph County, North Carolina, was damaged by a gunshot Tuesday. The vandalism comes over six weeks after two other substations were attacked in neighboring Moore County, causing thousands to lose power.