Energy news in brief

** Ever Given, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week was freed on Monday, allowing the first of an estimated 300 ships to begin their trek through the narrow passageway of water.

** Court filings reveal Tesla wants a U.S. appeals court to reinstate an Obama-era federal regulation that would more than double penalties for automakers who fail to meet fuel efficiency standards.

** China generated 53% of the world’s total coal-fired power in 2020, nine percentage points more that five years earlier, despite climate pledges and the building of hundreds of renewable energy plants, a global data study showed on Monday.

** Lightning is suspected of causing a large explosion and fire at an oil refinery in the city of Indramayu of Indonesia’s West Java province. Nearly 1,000 nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.

** The global wind industry could install nearly 1 terawatt (TW) of new capacity between now and 2030, with much of that added by China, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Monday.

** A Canadian Supreme Court ruling that the national government’s plan to tax carbon emissions was legal could set the state for a boom in funding and commercial support for Canadian startup companies developing technologies to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

** The Biden administration is reconsidering a penalty against a North Dakota pipeline owner for trespassing on tribal land after it was dramatically reduced by the Trump administration.

** After a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission, South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation considers multiple options that include abandoning its factories in Georgia.

** POLITICO reports that China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are among the guests invited to President Biden’s April climate summit, according to a list the White House released Friday. The 38 other invitees are leaders from both established climate allies and growing economies, such as Chile and Bangladesh.

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