dirty-fuels

February 15, 2024

Today, Republicans in the US House of Representatives passed H.R. 7176 to accelerate the expansion of liquefied methane gas exports, known as LNG, despite the harm to people and the climate. This bill would strip away the ability of the Department of Energy (DOE) to use established criteria to determine whether gas exports are in the public interest.

February 13, 2024

Today, Republicans in the US House of Representatives advanced H.R. 7176 out of the rules committee in an attempt to accelerate the expansion of liquefied methane gas exports, known as LNG. This bill would strip away the ability of the Department of Energy (DOE) to use established criteria to determine whether gas exports are in the public interest.

February 6, 2024

Fifty-six climate and environmental justice organizations sent a letter urging Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries to oppose H.R. 1130 – Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2023 – and any other efforts that would accelerate the expansion of gas exports, known as LNG. H.R. 1130 is expected to be one of a number of bills considered during the Republican-led “Energy Week,” which begins on February 12.

January 26, 2024

Today, President Biden and Secretary Granholm announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will halt approvals of liquified gas exports, known as LNG, while the agency reviews its criteria for determining if an application is in the public interest. This decision by the Biden administration represents a significant, positive change in policy in response to calls from a broad coalition urging action to halt the expansion of gas exports.

January 24, 2024

The New York Times is reporting that the Department of Energy (DOE) will halt approvals of liquified gas exports, known as LNG, including the controversial CP2, while the agency reviews its criteria for determining if an application is in the public interest. If true, this decision by the Biden administration would represent a significant, positive change in policy in response to calls from a broad coalition urging action to halt the expansion of gas exports.

January 12, 2024

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency opened the rulemaking for its Waste Emissions Charge regulation, designed to achieve important methane pollution reductions from the oil and gas industry as quickly as possible. The charge is a component of the Methane Emissions Reduction Program established through the Inflation Reduction Act. The announcement will now kick off a 60-day comment period.

January 9, 2024

A report today indicates the Biden administration is considering updating the criteria it uses to determine whether an application for exporting liquified gas, known as LNG, is in the public interest. According to POLITICO, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is “reviewing whether it is properly accounting for the climate impacts from a proposed project as well as the national security and the domestic economic consequences.”

December 13, 2023

The Clean Electricity and Transmission Acceleration Act of 2023 (CETA), introduced today by U.S. Reps. Sean Casten (IL-6) and Mike Levin (CA-49), would address permitting issues that often slow the deployment of renewable energy sources and the transmission infrastructure that is crucially needed to support them. Increasing access to clean electricity will help to address the climate crisis by ensuring the reliability and resilience of the grid and reduce consumer’s utility bills because. Renewable energy, like solar and wind, is the least expensive source of energy.

November 2, 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Today, Governor Shapiro announced that he is directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to begin formal rulemaking processes to start to rein in the hazardous and unchecked pollution of the fracking industry that was documented in the 43rd Statewide Investigating Grand Jury report in 2020 while he was Attorney General.

October 24, 2023

The IEA published its annual World Energy Outlook today, which shows that progress is being made to move the global economy to renewable resources, but there is still too much reliance on fossil fuels that put energy security and the future livability of the planet at risk. Thanks to existing policies, including the U.S.’s Inflation Reduction Act, IEA predicts global fossil fuel demand will peak by 2030 and urges that the transition to renewable energy must happen as quickly as possible. “The sooner the better,” according to IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.

October 13, 2023

Green hydrogen could decarbonize steelmaking, but selected proposals rely heavily on fossil fuels

October 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding awards for seven hydrogen hubs across the country this morning. President Biden is expected to share additional details during remarks in Philadelphia today, at the site of the Mid-Atlantic hub.