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** Wyoming’s oil and gas industry decides not to appeal a judge’s ruling that the Biden administration’s 2021 oil and gas leasing pause was legal.

** Dozens of mylar balloons blow into a Utah substation, leaving more than 22,000 households without power.

** Arguments begin in a Utah youths’ lawsuit over the state’s alleged promotion of fossil fuels and its effects on air quality, public health and the climate.

** Oil and gas royalties fuel the University of Texas’ coffers, putting it close to overtaking Harvard University as the U.S. school with the largest endowment.

** U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois calls on federal regulators to ensure Spire restores property damage from construction of a St. Louis-area gas pipeline. 

** The solar power capacity in the U.S. has grown from just 0.34 GW in 2008 to an estimated 97.2 gigawatts (GW) today, providing enough energy to power 18 million homes. However, at present, just 3 percent of the country’s electricity comes from solar photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP), demonstrating the potential to expand the industry much further.

** Lucid Group Inc said on Tuesday orders for its luxury electric cars slipped in the third quarter from the second, partly due to canceled orders and people fearing long waiting period, sending shares down more than 10% after market hours.



** The United States and European Union plan to unveil a joint agreement this week to step up efforts to reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from the fossil fuel sector, and are hoping other nations will sign up.

** Canada’s delegation heading to the United Nations’ COP27 climate change conference this week in Egypt will not include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but there will be a Canada Pavilion for the first time and it includes representatives from the oilsands industry, which is attracting some intens

** The federal and Alberta governments said they would contribute $300 million and $161 million, respectively, to entice Pennsylvania-based Air Products and Chemicals Inc. to build a $1.6-billion hydrogen facility outside Edmonton, one of the largest steps to date towards decarbonizing the oilsands.e criticism.

** The International Energy Association (IEA) states that the world could be approaching a pivotal moment in energy history. For the first time, all of th

** In another potential blow to the climate, China has set 2030 as the date for peaking carbon emissions for building materials.e IEA’s world energy outlook (WEO) scenarios predict a peak or plateau in global fossil fuel demand, and it could happen soon.