Energy briefs

** Demolition experts used explosives Monday to remove part of a collapsed bridge in Baltimore and free a cargo ship that has been trapped since it rammed into the structure in March.

** The White House on Monday gave a Chinese-linked company and its partners 120 days to sell property they had bought near a U.S. Air Force base in Wyoming that is home to part of the U.S. nuclear arsenal, citing fears of spying.

** President Joe Biden signed into law a ban on Russian enriched uranium on Monday, the White House said, in the latest effort by Washington to disrupt President Vladimir Putin‘s invasion of Ukraine.

** President Joe Biden is increasing tariffs on $18 billion in Chinese imports across a handful of sectors deemed strategic to national security – an attempt to cripple Beijing’s development of critical technologies and instead prioritize US production.

** U.S Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday urged the Federal Trade Commission to “pump the breaks” on Chevron Corp’s proposed $53 billion acquisition of Hess Corp.

** The 70-year-old chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas fights to preserve archaeological and cultural heritage sites threatened by development of liquified natural gas export terminals along the Gulf Coast.


** European Union countries gave their final approval on Monday to a law to cut carbon dioxide emissions from trucks, which will require most new heavy-duty vehicles sold in the EU from 2040 to be emissions-free.

** Kenya has been consulting with bitcoin mining company Marathon Digital Holdings to hear its thoughts on energy and its crypto regime. The African nation depends on renewable energy, which is seasonal and capital-intensive.