Energy news in brief

**  Some of the largest biofuels companies plan to ask Biden to impose a nationwide standard to reduce carbon emissions from transport fuels, Reuters reports, citing five sources familiar with the matter .

** The industrial slowdown spurred by the coronavirus pandemic has not curbed the record levels of greenhouse gases, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization.

** Wyoming could have a significant voice in national policy decisions governing some of the state’s critical natural resources if Sen. John Barrasso becomes lead Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next year.

**  The Army Corps said tribes’ attempts to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline have not met the “high bar” required for such action, and concerns about an oil spill are “speculative and abstract” reported the Bismarck Tribune.

** Inside Climate News reports climate activists hope President-elect Joe Biden will block the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and publicly oppose Line 3.

** The New York Times reports General Motors drops its support for the Trump administration’s legal effort to nullify California’s fuel economy rules. 

** An investor group plans to acquire a solar project near Indianapolis Motor Speedway for $216.5 million according to Inside Indiana Business.

** Bloomberg reports EV startup Rivian has sold out of its first planned batch of vehicles as the company faces limited production capacity. 

** A 20-year-old is killed at a southern West Virginia mine, marking the sixth coal mining death this year reported West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

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