** U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday vetoed legislation aimed at reversing his administration’s waiver of “Buy America” requirements for government-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, according to a senior U.S. official.
** More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards.
** The Biden administration is contemplating an overhaul of the way federal agencies approve massive natural gas export projects to allow for consideration what the climate impact of those facilities would be, according to an environmental advocacy source familiar with the plans.
** Kinder Morgan said on Wednesday it continues to have a bullish outlook for natural gas demand banking on higher demand from liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities and increased exports to Mexico.
** The amount of natural gas flowing to the seven big U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plants has fallen by around 6% so far in January from a record high in December due mostly to the slow return of feedgas from last week’s Arctic freeze.
** Most passenger cars in the European Union still emit the same quantity of carbon dioxide as 12 years ago, the European Union’s auditing agency warned on Wednesday.
** A major nuclear plant that Britain’s government hopes will generate affordable, low-carbon energy could cost up to 46 billion pounds ($59 billion), and the completion date could be delayed to after 2029, the firm developing it said Wednesday.
** China’s ambassador to the European Union called the EU’s probe into Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers over state subsidies “unfair”, Fu Cong told Bloomberg News in an interview.