Top Recent Energy Industry Stories: 2/21/2023

Here’s what Breaking Energy staff are reading at other outlets.

on February 23, 2023 at 3:26 PM
  • According to Yale Environment 360, Europe’s potential turn away from Russian oil towards North African solar power — spurred by the climate crisis and the ongoing war in Ukraine — could have a detrimental impact on desert ecosystems and livestock farming in the region.
  • The Biden administration has issued guidance on how states and nonprofit groups can apply for a portion of a $27 billion “green bank” intended to provide low-cost financing for “projects intended to cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions,” the Associated Press reports.
  • Energy companies are increasingly looking to go public in the United States due to shifting trends in investor preferences, according to the Financial Times.
  • A shortage of skilled workers with experience in the solar power sector could prove to be one of the more difficult challenges for the EU to overcome in its push for more green energy sources, Reuters reports.
  • A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit “paves the way” for the United States’ green energy transition by expanding the types of facilities protected under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, the Southern Environmental Law Center says.