Energy briefs

** The Supreme Court opened the door Monday to new, broad challenges to regulations long after they take effect, the third blow in a week to federal agencies,reported the Associated Press. The justices ruled 6-3 in favor of a truck stop in North Dakota that wants to sue over a regulation on debit card swipe fees that the federal appeals court in Washington upheld 10 years ago.

** Native Alaska communities sue the Biden administration over its oil and gas drilling ban on 10.6 million acres in a national petroleum reserve, saying it violates federal laws.

** John Deere, the world’s largest seller of tractors and crop harvesters, has announced another wave of layoffs Friday, telling around 610 production staff at plants in Illinois and Iowa that they will be out of a job by the end of the summer, according to Fox Business News.

** Experts believe Tesla will likely report another slumping quarter on Tuesday, revealing weaker sales including a 5.4% drop from one year ago.

** A report by TCD says Toyota has invested nearly $14 billion into its Liberty, North Carolina, “megasite” for EV batteries.

** The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued multiple recalls last week, including notices for more than 550,000 Ford trucks because the transmission can suddenly downshift.

** Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs says she does not plan on shutting down a newly reopened uranium mine near the Grand Canyon after advocates call on regulators to revoke the facility’s permits.


** China installed an 18-megawatt wind turbine earlier this month off the shore of Guangdong province. It is the largest wind turbine ever by power rating, and experts expect it to produce enough power for 36,000 homes every year, Electrek reports.

** Bloomberg reported that Saudi Aramco has awarded construction contracts worth $25 billion for the development of its Jafurah gas project, as it looks to boost production of the fuel considered a key part of plans to reduce plant-warming emissions.