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U.S. Interior Department Takes Action to Protect Taxpayers from Offshore Oil & Gas Decommissioning Costs

Updated regulations for the offshore oil and gas industry will strengthen risk management and financial assurance requirements WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a final rule from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to protect taxpayers from covering costs that should be borne by the oil and … [continued]

Historic Milestones, New Actions for Clean Energy on Public Lands in USA

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris administration yesterday announced a series of historic milestones and actions to promote responsible clean energy development on public lands and help achieve President Biden’s goal of creating a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland yesterday announced that the Department has … [continued]

Tesla Model Y equipped for serious camping. Photo by Kyle Field | CleanTechnica.

The Quiet Revolution: Electric Vehicles Transforming Camping Trips

As dawn breaks over the campgrounds, a familiar symphony of nature’s sounds plays out. Birdsong fills the air, owls hoot in the distance, and raccoons rustle through the underbrush. Yet, there’s a change afoot that’s altering this morning melody: the absence of car engines rumbling to life as campers pack … [continued]

Teslas For India, At Last

Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin is making headlines as it gears up to produce right-hand drive (RHD) vehicles for the Indian market—a first for the German plant. Traditionally, Tesla’s RHD production has been managed by Giga Shanghai, serving countries like Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. However, this strategic shift indicates that … [continued]

Tesla Leading in Auto Brand Loyalty

In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), Tesla stands tall as a beacon of innovation and brand loyalty. A recent survey conducted by Bloomberg Intelligence sheds light on the current state of the EV market, revealing fascinating trends and consumer preferences. Brand Retention Rates: Tesla Takes the Crown According … [continued]

First-Ever National Drinking Water Standard to Protect 100M People from PFAS Pollution

As part of the Administration’s commitment to combating PFAS pollution, EPA announces $1B investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to address PFAS in drinking water WASHINGTON – Today, April 10, the Biden-Harris Administration issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful … [continued]

The explosion and fire that rocked the TPC Group petrochemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, in November 2019. Photo by U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

A New EPA Rule Is Meant To Prevent Chemical Disasters, But Safety Advocates Say Loopholes…

On Nov. 27, 2019, the coastal refinery town of Port Neches, Texas, was rocked by a disaster. At a chemical plant owned by TPC Group, a petroleum product called butadiene accumulated in a dead-end section of pipe, forming popcorn-like clumps of plastic. The clumps built up so much pressure that the … [continued]

Courtesy of Turlock Irrigation District

$19 Million For Innovative Solar Panel Installation Over Canals From Investing In America Agenda

Projects funded from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will simultaneously generate renewable energy and increase water conservation WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced a $19 million investment from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to install solar panels over irrigation canals in California, Oregon and Utah, simultaneously decreasing … [continued]

Digital Battery Passports Coming to EU

Starting in February 2027, all new traction batteries, two-wheeled vehicle batteries, and industrial batteries with a capacity of over 2 kWh that are marketed in the EU will require a digital battery passport. The purpose is to ensure transparency and sustainability in the battery value chain, reduce environmental impacts, and … [continued]