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  • WASHINGTON, May 17- Iowa's Republican senator on Wednesday raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a "hastily developed" study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears "geared to undermine" the wind energy industry. He pointed to a previous study conducted a few years ago by the Energy Department's National Renewable...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday to ensure the United States does not withdraw from a pact that requires countries around the world to lower greenhouse gas emissions in a bid to slow global warming. Vermont Governor Philip Scott and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said a U.S. government decision to remain in the Paris climate accord would...

  • Workers evacuated or took cover and turned off ventilation systems after damage was discovered in the wall of a transport tunnel about 170 miles east of Seattle, officials with the Department of Energy's Hanford Joint Information Center said. No spent nuclear fuel is stored in the tunnel, Energy Department officials said. Energy Department Secretary Rick...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord. Trump, who will mark the 100th day of his presidency on Saturday, told Reuters in an interview he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Trump administration officials will likely meet in May to reach a final decision on whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate deal, after holding an initial meeting on Thursday at the White House, an administration source said. The group of advisers, which includes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Energy Secretary Rick...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact. Representative Kevin Cramer of oil-producing North Dakota and eight other...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated resurrecting the stalled Yucca Mountain spent nuclear fuel dump in Nevada, a project critics say is hindered by the lack of an easy transport route. Representative John Shimkus, an Illinois Republican, has proposed draft legislation to restart the licensing of Yucca...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. In an April 14 appearance on television show "Fox& Friends," Scott...

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt holds up a miner's helmet that he was given after speaking with coal miners at the Harvey Mine on April 13, 2017 in Sycamore, Pennsylvania.

    A meeting that was to help determine whether the U.S. should withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been postponed, a White House official said.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- A White House meeting that was to help determine whether the United States should withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been postponed, an administration official said on Tuesday. The meeting was canceled because "some of the principals are traveling today," the White House official said. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- A White House meeting that was to help determine whether the United States should withdraw from the Paris climate accord has been postponed, a White House official said on Tuesday. The meeting was canceled because "some of the principals are traveling today," the White House official said. The White House has said it would take a position on the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- Advisers to President Donald Trump will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday. The meeting comes before a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy nations in late May, the deadline for the White House to take a position.

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- President Donald Trump's top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday. White House officials, led by the National Economic Council, have recently been asking publicly-traded energy companies for advice on whether...

  • WASHINGTON, April 17- President Donald Trump's top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, a White House official said on Monday. A White House official said Trump's aides will "discuss the options, with the goal of providing a recommendation to the president about the path...

  • NEW YORK, April 5- Poland's desire to cut natural gas imports from Russia has led to an "understanding" with the United States to work toward a deal to export liquefied natural gas to its new Baltic Sea terminal, the country's deputy prime minister said on Wednesday. Poland's liquefied natural gas terminal in the Baltic Sea was completed in 2015 and opened last year.

  • The challenge, also joined by environmental groups, came after the U.S. Department of Energy last month delayed standards proposed under the Obama administration to reduce air pollution and operating costs associated with the products. Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary...

  • Ten Democratic attorneys general, plus New York City and a Pennsylvania regulator, on Monday notified Energy Secretary Rick Perry of their plan to sue in 60 days for stalling proposed standards for air compressors, commercial boilers, portable air conditioners, power supplies, and walk-in coolers and freezers. The same group, excluding Maryland, on Friday...

  • *Toshiba wants to raise at least $9 bln from chip unit sale. Chiba, JAPAN, March 30- Toshiba Corp shareholders agreed to split off its prized NAND flash memory unit on Thursday, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit charges that threaten the conglomerate's future. Coming a day after Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy, the...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project. Most of Nevada's politicians question the long-term safety of the site and the transportation of radioactive waste through the state.

  • A worry for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is that a bankruptcy would give President Donald Trump cause to criticise Japanese firms operating in the United States. "Westinghouse is a major employer and nuclear industry company with ongoing nuclear new build projects in two different states, one of which is supported by U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantees,"...