Energy quick reads

** A powerful blizzard in northern California intensified over the weekend, leaving drivers stranded and knocking out power to thousands of homes. A second system could bring more snowfall to the region, according to the National Weather Service.

** Owners of Nissan Leaf electric cars have accused the firm of “dumping its pioneers” after it announced its app would stop working for older vehicles. The firm says the app – which allows remote control of functions such as heating – is stopping because the UK’s 2G network is being switched off.

** The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a collision and derailment involving three Norfolk Southern trains on Saturday, the agency said in a post on X. The derailment occurred in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania, Norfolk Southern said.

** The world is off track to meet its climate goals and the public is to blame, Darren Woods, chief executive of oil giant ExxonMobil, has claimed – prompting a backlash from climate experts.

** A judge orders West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies to surrender a hotly contested helicopter to partially settle a $10 million debt.


** Some members of oil cartel OPEC, led by Saudi Arabia, and allied producers like Russia are again deepening their voluntary crude supply cuts. Announcements from several OPEC+ countries extend reductions of some 2.2 million barrels a day, the secretariat for the multinational organization noted Sunday.

** A vibrant fishing industry, some of the world’s largest coral reefs, desalination plants supplying millions with drinking water. They’re all at risk from large amounts of fertilizer and oil spilled into the Red Sea by the sinking of a cargo ship attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

** The boss of a Hull turbine manufacturer has said the UK is not moving fast enough to build offshore wind farms. Darren Davidson, head of Siemens Energy, said with the present speed of development, the target of 50 gigawatts of offshore power “won’t be achieved”.

** India expects investment of about 410 billion rupees ($4.95 billion) from companies to build natural gas pipeline infrastructure in its northeastern states and northern federal territories of Kashmir and Ladakh, a minister said on Monday.