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Slow battery production crimps G.M.’s electric vehicle rollout

The company is earning big profits on gasoline cars and trucks but is struggling to catch up to Tesla in the fastest-growing segment of the auto market.
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Three charts that show the energy transition in 50 states

The Energy Information Administration reported last week that, for the first time ever, the United States generated more electricity from renewable sources in 2020 than from coal.

Clean electricity standard carries $1.8T upside — study

Clean electricity standard carries $1.8T upside — study

A national clean electricity standard would save thousands of lives and yield other health and climate benefits that would outweigh the policy's costs, according to a first-of-its-kind study.
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4 state trends remaking U.S. electricity

States enacted energy laws this year on everything from electric vehicle fees to gas bans. Will they advance or stall President Biden's clean energy agenda?
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Court ruling upholding gas ban transforms U.S. fight

An attempt to undo the nation's first ban on natural gas was defeated this week in federal court, blocking a challenge that could have threatened campaigns to restrict buildings' use of the fuel across much of the country.
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Biden's quest for cheap gasoline tests his climate goals

President Biden prizes cheap gasoline. He has also committed to halving U.S. greenhouse gas emissions this decade. A recent spat between OPEC producers will test whether he can have both.

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Why coal plant workers aren't going green

In the midst of a roiling debate in Washington about whether it's possible to transition coal workers into clean energy, electric utilities are transitioning almost none of their tens of thousands of coal workers into clean energy jobs.