Yellen says EV battery mineral trade pacts can likely bypass Congress

reuters | February 24, 2023

By David Lawder BENGALURU (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen said on Friday that she expects that future limited free trade agreements focused on battery minerals with the European Union and other trusted allies would not need approval from Congress. Yellen told reporters on the sidelines of a G20 finance meeting in India that such […]

New Biden EV charger rules stress Made In America, force Tesla changes

reuters | February 15, 2023

By Jarrett Renshaw and Hyunjoo Jin (Reuters) -The Biden administration on Wednesday issued long-awaited final rules on its national electric vehicle charger network that require the chargers to be built in the United States immediately, and with 55% of their cost coming from U.S.-made components by 2024. The White House hopes the new rules, issued […]

U.S. Gas Producers Skimped on Price Hedges and Now Face a Reckoning

reuters | February 14, 2023

By Arathy Somasekhar HOUSTON (Reuters) – A rout in natural gas prices will hurt first-quarter earnings and cash flows at gas producers as hedges – the industry’s version of price insurance – were inadequate to offset the expected losses, analysts and industry experts said. Producers starting the year with fewer hedges than historically will have […]