U.S. Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron addressed U.S. lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday and pushed back against new U.S. subsidies that are annoying European leaders, according to an attendee at a closed-door meeting. Macron arrived in Washington on Tuesday for his second state visit to the United States since taking … Read more

U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, help relocate climate-impacted tribes

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will give Native American tribes more say in the management of federal and tribal lands under a plan that includes assistance to tribes whose lands have been damaged by climate change , the White House announced on Wednesday. President Joe Biden and other Cabinet officials announced the … Read more

Threat of powerful tornadoes, hail forecast for U.S. south

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Powerful tornadoes and large hail could hit a wide swath of the southern United States on Tuesday as forecasters warned millions of Americans to prepare for dangerous weather throughout the day and in the evening. Some 15 million people living in the southern United States and parts of Missouri, Tennessee and … Read more

U.S. rejects funding to re-open Michigan nuclear plant -Holtec

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy has rejected Holtec International’s request for funding to reopen the Palisades nuclear power plant in Michigan, a Holtec spokesman said on Friday. Holtec purchased the 805-megawatt Palisades Generating Station in May to decommission the facility, which had struggled to compete with natural gas and renewables. … Read more

To save salmon, U.S. approves largest dam removal in history

November 17 (Reuters) – A U.S. agency seeking to restore habitat for endangered fish gave final approval on Thursday to dismantle four straddle dams on the California-Oregon border, the biggest removal undertaking roadblock in United States history. Removing the dam is expected to improve the health of the Klamath River, the route that endangered chinook … Read more

U.S. aims for zero-emissions heavy-duty vehicles by 2040

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The United States aims to sell and produce only zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles like school buses and tractor-trailers by 2040, the U.S. Secretary of State agreed on Thursday. energy at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. . The non-binding memorandum of understanding sets a target for 30% of these … Read more

U.S., Japan and partners mobilise $20 bln to move Indonesia away from coal power

NUSA DUA, Indonesia/SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, November 15 (Reuters) – A coalition of countries will mobilize $20 billion in public and private funding to help Indonesia shut down coal-fired power plants and move forward seven years the date of the sector’s peak emissions for 2030, the United States, Japan and their partners announced on Tuesday. The … Read more

U.S. to sanction military procurement network aiding Russia, Yellen says

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the United States will impose new sanctions on a transnational network of individuals and companies that seek to acquire military technologies for Russia’s war effort in Ukraine. Yellen told reporters on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali that the … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. blocks more than 1,000 solar shipments over Chinese slave labor concerns

November 11 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 shipments of solar power components worth hundreds of millions of dollars have piled up at U.S. ports since June under a new law banning imports from the China’s Xinjiang region due to slave labor concerns, according to federal customs officials and industry sources. The level of seizures, which … Read more

Judge approves $80 mln Porsche U.S. vehicle settlement

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday granted final approval to a class action settlement worth at least $80 million to resolve claims by Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and its Porsche AG unit skewed emissions and fuel economy data on 500,000 Porsche vehicles in the United States. The settlement, first reported by Reuters … Read more