Energy briefs

**  A new technical paper from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) co-authored by Car and Driver asserts that “most BEVs tested to date fall short of both their electric consumption and range label values.”

** The Biden administration could delay deciding whether to give electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers tradable credits for using electricity generated from renewable fuels, potentially putting the effort to boost EV automakers like Tesla in political limbo, two sources familiar with the matter said.

** Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) slammed the Biden administration on Sunday over its push to electrify the U.S. military fleet. “You don’t fight a war that way,” Ernst told radio talk show host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM’s “Cats Roundtable.”

** The U.S. will not block a court auction of shares in oil refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp’s parent, Justice Department officials told a federal court, paving the way for a potential seizure by creditors of Venezuela’s most-prized foreign asset.

** The Biden administration’s transportation department has denied a special permit request from gas giant New Fortress Energy that was needed to run up to 200 liquified natural gas “bomb train” cars daily from north-east Pennsylvania to a New Jersey shipping terminal.

** State regulators must consider environmental groups’ arguments for retiring some of MidAmerican Energy’s coal plants as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.


**  U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co Inc will invest an additional $250 million in Serentica Renewables, the Indian decarbonisation platform said on Monday.

** Cuba cancelled its International Workers’ Day celebration due to gasoline shortages that are crippling the island’s economy.

** A dozen senators are making a bipartisan appeal to President Joe Biden to reinvigorate the power of U.S. authorities to seize Iranian oil assets under an enforcement program they say has been allowed to languish.

** Sweden has announced plans to build the world’s first electrified motorway, allowing electric cars to charge themselves as they pass along its surface. The e-motorway, which is due to be completed in about two years, is part of wider efforts by Sweden to decarbonise the transport sector in response to a new EU law that requires new cars to have zero CO2 emissions from 2035.