** The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management began an environmental review of US Wind LLC’s proposed offshore wind project about 10 miles off the coast of Maryland, which could include up to 121 turbines and potentially power 650,000 homes in Delaware and Maryland according to POLITICO.
** Louisiana is looking into the source of a methane cloud detected from space that was the most severe methane leak in the United States since March 19, according to an analysis of data by Kayrros SAS reported Bloomberg.
** The Hill reported A coalition of environmental groups on Monday announced a $100 million ad campaign ahead of a midterm election season that looks increasingly hostile to congressional Democrats.
** President Biden’s use of executive powers this week to waive new solar tariffs for 2 years is being viewed as “illegal” by some in the solar industry. One company spokesman said it opened the door for “Chinese-funded special interests to defeat the fair application of U.S. trade law.”
** During the first four months of 2022, the United States exported 74% of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe, compared with an annual average of 34% last year, according to our recently released Natural Gas Monthly and EIA estimates for April 2022. In 2020 and 2021, Asia had been the main destination for U.S. LNG exports, accounting for almost half of the total exports.
** Europe’s plan to double down on renewable fuels in response to rising fuel costs could have the unintended short-term effect of increasing prices and slow down the energy transition, Chevron Corp Chief Executive Michael Wirth said on Tuesday.
** John Kerry, the U.S. special presidential envoy for climate change, warned Tuesday that the war in Ukraine could undermine international progress to cut carbon emissions.
** The US Energy Information Administration reports that nearly half of the energy consumed in U.S. buildings in 2021 was used for heating and cooling.
** The Irish Times reports luxury private jets would be exempted from tax rates on aviation fuels proposed by the European Union in pursuit of combating climate change.
** Qatar has picked Exxon Mobil Corp, TotalEnergies SE, Shell and ConocoPhillips as partners in the expansion of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, people with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.