Government, Business, Technology

Manchin Bill Would Delay Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON — Ratcheting up his criticism of the Biden administration, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Jan. 25 moved to delay new tax credits for electric vehicles.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
January 25, 2023
Government, Business, Technology

Government Awards $1 Billion to Schools for Electric Buses

Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories, are receiving roughly $1 billion in grants to purchase about 2,500 “clean” school buses under a new federal program.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
October 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Denies Cheniere Energy Request for LNG Pollution Waiver

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 6 denied a request by Cheniere Energy, a leading U.S. producer of liquefied natural gas, to exempt two Gulf Coast plants from a federal air pollution rule.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
September 7, 2022
Government

Senate Votes to Overturn Biden Environmental Rule

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Aug. 4 voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
August 4, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

DOE Lends $2.5 Billion to GM Venture for EV Batteries

WASHINGTON — A joint venture between General Motors and South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution is set to receive a $2.5 billion loan from the Energy Department to build battery cell factories for electric vehicles in three states.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
July 26, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Says Granholm Meeting Sends ‘Positive Signal’

WASHINGTON — A meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss lowering gas prices and boosting domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, groups representing the oil industry and refiners said June 23.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
June 23, 2022
Government, Safety

Biden Restores Broad Review of Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring federal regulations guiding environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects such as highways and pipelines that were scaled back by the Trump administration in a bid to fast-track the projects.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
April 19, 2022
Government, Fuel

California’s Power to Set Auto Emissions Rules Restored

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is restoring California’s authority to set its own tailpipe pollution standards for cars, reversing a Trump administration policy and likely ushering in stricter emissions standards for new passenger vehicles nationwide.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
March 9, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Biden Boosts Fuel Economy Standards to Fight Climate Change

WASHINGTON — In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

White House Unveils Plan for EV Charging Network

The Biden administration on Dec. 13 released a federal strategy to build 500,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country and bring down the cost of electric cars with the goal of transforming the U.S. auto industry.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
December 13, 2021