** During U.N. climate change negotiations in Egypt on Wednesday, the United States signaled its support for the adoption of language calling for phasing down the use of fossil fuels — a major symbolic shift for the world’s largest oil and gas producer.
** A new study finds Louisiana communities with higher percentages of Black residents see 7 to 21 times more toxic air emissions than places with more white residents similarly located near industrial plants.
** Volvo’s commercial truck company strikes a deal to create a national charging network at Pilot and Flying J truck stops across the country.
** The owner of one of Alabama’s largest solar farms agrees to pay $500,000 to settle allegations it violated the Clean Water Act during construction.
** Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Jeff Lyash continues to be the highest paid federal employee, making $9.8 million in the last fiscal year, while the utility plans to pay out $161 million in bonuses to its employees for meeting major corporate goals.
** One of the companies seeking to build a multi-state carbon capture pipeline through the Midwest has paid about $200 million to landowners willing to lease their property for the project.
** Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia.
** Planned output cuts from the OPEC+ group of oil producers will keep global stockpiles tight over the coming months, according to the latest outlooks from the world’s three big forecasting agencies.
** France and Spain on Thursday joined a pledge to stop sales of gasoline-driven vehicles by 2035, five years earlier than previously planned, part of efforts to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
** A coalition of countries will mobilise $20 billion of public and private finance to help Indonesia shut coal power plants and bring forward the sector’s peak emissions date by seven years to 2030, the United States, Japan and partners said on Tuesday.
** Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday his administration will issue a call for U.S. and Canadian companies to participate in the country’s incipient lithium market.
** n attack on a tanker off the coast of Oman on Tuesday was carried out by an Iranian-made drone, U.S. Central Command said in a statement, adding that a multilateral maritime operation led by a British Royal Navy frigate had responded to the area.
** Germany on Tuesday completed construction of its first floating terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the North Sea port of Wilhelmshaven as it scrambles to secure more LNG and move away from Russian pipeline gas.