U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation’s top environmental regulator. Reuters Continue reading Trump nominates acting EPA head, an ex-coal lobbyist, to run agency
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving his post at the end of the year after serving for almost two years, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday, the latest high-profile departure from Trump’s administration. Reuters Continue reading Trump says Interior's Zinke to step down at end of year
Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the landmark Paris 2015 deal on climate change have begun in the Polish city of Katowice, the capital of the Silesian mining district. Reuters Continue reading Katowice Notebook: More Polish coal mines 'are not an option'
Earlier this year, the chief financial officer of global insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. explained to analysts how the company had turned a little-known U.S. energy subsidy into a profit machine, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to … Continue reading Special Report: Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies
Constant changes in Australia’s government have convinced the country’s power companies that its political leaders will never craft a coherent and long-lasting national energy policy that is needed to keep the lights on. Reuters Continue reading Wanted: An Australian energy policy to kickstart A$25 billion of investment
Greenhouse gases emissions from the largest U.S. industrial plants fell 2.7 percent in 2017, the Trump administration said, as coal plants shut and as that industry competes with cheap natural gas and solar and wind power that emit less pollution. … Continue reading U.S. greenhouse emissions fell in 2017 as coal plants shut
Storm Florence weakened on Sunday as it swept through the Carolinas but dozens of communities are devastated and “epic” amounts of rain could still fall, officials said. Reuters Continue reading Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S. east coast
Tropical Storm Florence was likely to weaken on Sunday as it swept through the Carolinas but dozens of communities are devastated and “epic” amounts of rain could still fall, officials said. Reuters Continue reading Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S. east coast
Tropical Storm Florence could taint North Carolina waterways with murky coal ash and toxic hog waste as heavy rains test environmental rules written with milder weather in mind, carrying the risk of contaminating water with bacteria like salmonella, officials said … Continue reading Florence seen testing North Carolina environmental codes on toxic hog waste
Restoring full power across Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido will take at least a week after a powerful earthquake struck early in the day, damaging its largest fossil fuel power plant, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Thursday. … Continue reading Japan trade minister says will take a week to restore power across Hokkaido
In May 2017, Paul Brough had just assumed the chairmanship of Noble Group and immediately faced a room full of angry bankers demanding their money back from the struggling commodity trader. Reuters Continue reading Back from the brink: How Noble Group was saved from an Iceberg collision
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Wednesday it was reconsidering part of an Obama-era rule on emissions of mercury from coal-fired plants, in the latest move by the administration to ease regulations on an industry important to President … Continue reading Trump administration reconsiders rule on coal's mercury pollution
The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health … Continue reading EPA unveils weaker alternative to Obama power plant rule
A U.S.-China trade fight resulting in duties on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports was seen dragging on for a potentially prolonged period, as Washington and Beijing flexed their muscles with no sign of negotiations to ease tensions. Reuters Continue reading Dueling tariffs raise fears of long U.S.-China trade battle
The United States and China slapped tit-for-tat duties on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports on Friday, with Beijing accusing Washington of triggering the “largest-scale trade war” as the world’s two biggest economies sharply escalated their conflict. Reuters Continue reading China blames U.S. for 'largest-scale trade war' as tariffs kick in
The United States and China slapped tit-for-tat duties on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports on Friday, with Beijing accusing Washington of triggering the “largest-scale trade war” as the world’s two biggest economies sharply escalated their conflict. Reuters Continue reading China blames U.S. for 'largest-scale trade war'