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Icahn's oil refiner CVR starts unwinding biofuels bet
Reuters • Chris Prentice
Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post
The New York Times • Eric Lipton, Sheila Kaplan
EPA chief: Climate science review could take months
The Hill • Devin Henry
Construction begins on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline
NPR State Impact • Marie Cusick
Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals
Reuters • Ronnie Cohen
Trump is not reversing on Paris Agreement. Here's why
CNBC • Tom Dichristopher
Dubai Awards 700 Megawatt Solar CSP Contract For Mammoth Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
CleanTechnica • Joshua S. Hill
The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants.
Washington Post • Dino Grandoni
EPA chief says he’s ready to “bring scientists in” to debate existence of manmade climate change
Mic.com • Brianna Provenzano
Senate panel approves Trump energy nominees
The Hill • Timothy Cama
 
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Biofuels, Energy Regulation
Icahn's oil refiner CVR starts unwinding biofuels bet
ReutersChris Prentice
NEW YORK () - Carl Icahn’s refining company CVR Energy (CVI.N) has begun buying biofuel credits for the first time in months, a sign the firm is starting to unwind a massive short position in the niche market, according to two sources...
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Energy Regulation, Environmental Health
Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post
The New York TimesEric Lipton, Sheila Kaplan
WASHINGTON — The scientist nominated to head the federal government’s chemical regulatory program has spent much of his career helping businesses fight restrictions on the use of potentially toxic compounds in consumer goods. That record is expected to figure prominently in this...
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Climate Change, Energy & Utilities
EPA chief: Climate science review could take months
The HillDevin Henry
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said Tuesday his “red team-blue team” review of climate change science could take months to complete once it eventually kicks off. Pruitt first raised the idea of a “back-and-forth critique” of the scientific consensus on...
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Energy & Utilities, Energy Regulation
Construction begins on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline
NPR State Impact Marie Cusick
Williams Partners has announced construction is officially underway on its multi-billion dollar Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, which is being built to connect Marcellus Shale gas in northeastern Pennsylvania to markets along the eastern seaboard. “We are committed to installing this infrastructure in a...
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Asthma, Construction
Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals
ReutersRonnie Cohen
( Health) - Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows. Researchers found potentially carcinogenic levels of toxic chemicals in the remodeled homes before and after residents...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Trump is not reversing on Paris Agreement. Here's why
CNBCTom Dichristopher
President Donald Trump is unlikely to reverse his position to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, despite the White House line that he is open to renegotiating the international deal to tackle global warming, energy policy experts from both ends of...
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Cleantech, Energy & Utilities
Dubai Awards 700 Megawatt Solar CSP Contract For Mammoth Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
CleanTechnicaJoshua S. Hill
The Gulf emirate of Dubai announced on Saturday the contract for the mammoth Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a 700 megawatt solar CSP extension awarded to a consortium made up of Chinese-based Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power. Announced...
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Elections & Polls, Energy Regulation
The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants.
Washington PostDino Grandoni
You are reading The Energy 202, our must-read tipsheet on energy and the environment. Not a regular subscriber? SIGN UP NOW POWER PLAYS Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of...
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Climate Change, Energy Regulation
EPA chief says he’s ready to “bring scientists in” to debate existence of manmade climate change
Mic.comBrianna Provenzano
In an apparent reversal of his previously held opinions, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt acknowledged mankind’s role in exacerbating climate change during a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox & Friends. “We know the climate’s always changing. We know that humans contribute...
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Energy Regulation, Politics & Policy
Senate panel approves Trump energy nominees
The HillTimothy Cama
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Tuesday to approve five of President Trump’s nominees for energy positions in the federal government. Senators voted easily to approve Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick to be Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) members, Ryan...
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