Biden’s EV transition is hitting some speed bumps
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by Zack Colman, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
2d ago
The Biden administration's push for an electric vehicle transition is facing economic and political challenges, particularly in the crucial swing state of Michigan. And now, Biden’s regulators are expected to scale back a rule that was intended to spur that transition. POLITICO’s Zack Colman breaks down why Biden’s EV transition is stalling and the administration’s planned response. Plus, the Energy Department plans to provide roughly $710 million for a pair of electric vehicle battery supply chain projects at existing facilities in Michigan and Ohio.    For more news on energy and t ..read more
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The rich fight over a historic climate fund
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by Sara Schonhardt, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
3d ago
World governments have made little progress in setting up a historic new fund that would distribute millions of dollars in financial assistance to the nations most impacted by climate change. Sara Schonhardt from POLITICO’s E&E News breaks down why wealthy countries are fighting over the fund and how that could impede progress for vulnerable nations and future international climate talks. Plus, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is predicting that the Biden administration will increase the availability of gasoline blends containing 15 percent ethanol across the country next year.   ..read more
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How far can greens push Biden ahead of 2024?
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by Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
1w ago
Environmental activists are publicly and privately pressuring President Joe Biden to wage a stronger fight against climate change, which is putting him in a tough position as the 2024 presidential campaign heats up. POLITICO’s Zack Colman breaks down how green groups are testing the president. Plus, the House delivered a bipartisan rebuke against Biden’s controversial decision to pause new natural gas permits.   For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsletter: https://www.politico.com/power-switch And for even deeper coverage and analysi ..read more
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The GOP Congressman leading the charge against Biden’s LNG pause
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by Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
1w ago
Today, POLITICO’s Josh Siegel chats with GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, who is one of the leaders of House Republicans’ legislative attacks on the Biden administration’s pause of new LNG export permits. Duncan, who is retiring at the end of this term, is also the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s energy, climate, and grid security subcommittee. They discuss the Republican criticisms of the pause, his retirement, and the larger exodus of GOP members from the influential House Energy and Commerce Committee.   For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe t ..read more
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How Biden’s LNG pause is flipping the DC energy debate
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by Ben Lefebvre, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
1w ago
The Biden administration’s pause on LNG export permits has Republicans concerned about international climate efforts and Democrats taking an America-first stance — a reversal of traditional partisan arguments from both parties about fossil fuels. POLITICO’s Ben Lefebvre breaks down why there’s flipped political rhetoric around LNG exports. Plus, new research previewed exclusively by POLITICO says the Chinese region of Xinjiang continues to subject members of the Uyghur ethnic group to forced labor, which has been directly linked to the production of solar panels and lithium for electric vehicl ..read more
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Climate change is erasing US air quality progress
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by Zack Colman, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
1w ago
The United States has spent decades removing pollution from its air, but the impacts of climate change could erase that progress and expose millions of Americans to poor air quality, according to a new report released by climate risk group First Street Foundation. POLITICO’s Zack Colman breaks down who will be impacted by worsening air quality. Plus, a federal judge questioned why FERC is declining to assess the significance of greenhouse gas emissions generated by new fossil fuel facilities.   For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsle ..read more
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What a shakeup at FERC means for Biden’s clean energy goals
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by Catherine Morehouse, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
1w ago
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is poised to lose its biggest climate advocate this year, which could potentially derail President Joe Biden’s clean energy agenda. POLITICO’s Catherine Morehouse breaks down the personnel announcements at FERC and the impact on the White House. Plus, General Electric plans to scrap plans for a massive new offshore wind turbine, dealing a setback to a trio of New York projects.   For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsletter: https://www.politico.com/power-switch And for even deeper co ..read more
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Inside EPA’s new effort to clean America’s air
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by Alex Guillén, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
2w ago
The Biden administration released an ambitious rule Wednesday that it argues will save thousands of lives by cracking down on particular matter, which are tiny particles in the air that have negative health impacts. POLITICO’s Alex Guillén breaks down the regulation’s potential environmental and public health benefits along with the pushback from industry and Republicans. Plus, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), a frequent critic of the Biden administration's climate agenda, says she won’t seek re-election.   For more news on energy and the environ ..read more
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Biden’s permitting fixer: Trump would be ‘catastrophic’ for clean energy
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by Eric Beightel, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
2w ago
On POLITICO Energy, Eric Beightel, the top Biden administration official in charge of coordinating federal infrastructure approvals across agencies, tells host Josh Siegel how he is “somewhat terrified” that a second Trump presidency would be “catastrophic” for the Biden administration’s clean energy goals. They also discuss why Democrats and Republicans remain far apart on permitting reform and what the administration can accomplish even if Congress doesn’t act.    For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsletter: https://www.politi ..read more
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How California could help advance US-China climate diplomacy
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by Blanca Begert, Josh Siegel, Nirmal Mulaikal, Annie Rees, Gloria Gonzalez, Matt Daily
2w ago
US-China climate relations are in a transitional period as the countries install new top climate diplomats. California officials say they’re ready to step up if geopolitical disputes send ties spiraling again. POLITICO’s Blanca Begert breaks down how California aims to help. Plus, the Environmental Protection Agency says it’s moving toward issuing its first draft permit for a project that involves using the world’s oceans to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.   For more news on energy and the environment, subscribe to Power Switch, our free evening newsletter: https://ww ..read more
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