Month: July 2022

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CapturePoint proposes new carbon capture facility for Louisiana

By Liz Hampton Reuters, Jul 29, 2022 July 29 (Reuters) – Privately-backed CapturePoint LLC has submitted an application to build a carbon capture storage facility in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, roughly 90 miles north of Lafayette, according to a filing with the Environmental Protection Agency. The application, a so-called “Class VI well permit” required to permanently […]

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House GOP leaders urge Biden not to ‘reward’ Russia, OPEC with energy policies

By Thomas Catenacci Fox News, Jul 27, 2022   FIRST ON FOX: A group of House GOP leaders wrote a letter Tuesday to President Biden urging him against moving forward with a ban on oil exports.   Dozens of Republicans — led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and ranking member on the House Energy […]

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Letters to the Editor: Carbon capture is an excuse to burn more fossil fuels. Don’t do it

Los Angeles Times, Jul 27, 2022   To the editor: While there may be a place for carbon capture technology in certain industries, the fossil fuel industry is not one of them. We know the solution for stopping the emissions from oil drilling, and it’s quite simple: Stop drilling for oil. (“California hopes to fight global […]

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Factbox: Europe ramps up coal imports as energy supply fears grow

By Jonathan Saul Reuters, Jul 26, 2022 LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – European buyers have had to temporarily set aside green aspirations in a rush for coal as the region’s energy crisis deepens, ramping up shipments from Australia, South America, Colombia and South Africa while tightening the global market. Russia has resumed pumping gas via […]

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Massachusetts passes ‘landmark’ climate bill to decarbonize multiple sectors, add 5.6 GW offshore wind

By Julia Gheorghiu Utility Dive, Jul. 22, 2022   The Massachusetts legislature on Thursday passed a climate bill widely supported by environmental and clean energy advocates, with measures for expanding offshore wind energy and energy efficiency as well as curbing transportation emissions.   H. 4515 sets a 5.6 GW offshore wind development minimum target by 2027, […]

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Inflation is hammering rural America, report shows

By Casey Harper The Center Square, Jul 25, 2022   (The Center Square) – A report from Iowa State University shows that rural Americans are feeling the pain of inflation more than the rest of the country.   “Rural households are more vulnerable to inflation,” the report said. “In 2020, rural household post‐tax incomes stood at $58,012. […]

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This One ERCOT Chart Explains Why Texas Is Having Electricity Shortages

By Robert Bryce Real Clear Energy, Jul. 24, 2022   It’s been stupidly hot here in Texas lately and as you’ve likely heard, the state’s power grid is straining to meet record-high electricity demand.   Twice in mid-July, ERCOT, the state’s grid operator, was forced to ask the state’s consumers to reduce their power use. On […]

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June job gains hit another monthly high, unemployment rate drops

By Bethany Blankley The Center Square, Jul 23, 2022   (The Center Square) – Texas’ June job gains were the largest over-the-month gains in 2022. The state broke last month’s job gains record, adding 82,500 new nonagricultural jobs, according to new data published by the Texas Workforce Commission.   Texas added jobs for eight consecutive […]

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Ocasio-Cortez leads House bid to reverse EPA climate ruling

By Nick Sobczyk and Jeremy Dillon E&E News, Jul 22, 2022   The House has in recent weeks taken several votes to protect individual liberties and reverse the Supreme Court’s decision on abortion last month. Now, progressives are pushing to do the same for the court’s landmark climate ruling in West Virginia v. EPA.   But […]

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New legislation in Congress could increase Louisiana’s revenues from oil, gas and wind energy

By Victor Skinner The Center Square, Jul 21, 2022   (The Center Square) — Louisiana lawmakers are backing legislation in Congress to increase the state’s share of oil and gas revenues from the Gulf of Mexico and to create similar revenues from wind energy operations.   Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., is promoting the Reinvesting In Shoreline […]

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