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  • 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,"...

  • 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,"...

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    Energy Secretary Rick Perry takes issue with the election at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Japan's industry minister said on Thursday he had agreed with the U.S. energy and commerce secretaries to share information on developments involving Toshiba Corp and its troubled U.S. nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. Kyodo said Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister of economy, trade and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Japan's industry minister said on Thursday he had agreed with the U.S. energy and commerce secretaries to share information on developments involving Toshiba Corp and its troubled U.S. nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co., Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. Kyodo said Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister of economy, trade and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White House's 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million for nuclear waste programs including the restart of licensing for Nevada's Yucca Mountain, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. While Yucca Mountain would store waste on a practically permanent basis, the budget money would...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White Houses fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. In 2010, then-President Barack Obama withdrew the license to store waste at Yucca amid opposition...

  • Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on October 10, 2016.

    The Trump administration's war on regulation and reported cuts to agency budgets are obstacles to making clean coal a reality.

  • Construction crews work to erect a new highway bridge to carry I-65 traffic across the Ohio River to southern Indiana as a part of the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Americans should expect to see major infrastructure improvements, longtime Trump friend and fellow real estate mogul Richard LeFrak says.

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer said "strong public-private partnerships" would be key to rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges and airports. The White House sees infrastructure as a potential large job creator but officials have said the federal government cannot shoulder the entire burden. Major real estate and private equity executives attended the...