James Osborne Washington Energy Correspondent
  • Washington D. C.
  • Houston Chronicle

James Osborne covers the intersection of energy and politics from the Houston Chronicle’s bureau in Washington D.C.

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  • Politics

295 Articles
3 months ago
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Texas has lagged behind the U.S when it comes to weatherizing homes. The inflation bill could cha...

Texas has long lagged behind the rest of the country when it comes to weatherizing homes...

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4 months ago
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Oil companies struggle to secure financing, as banks feel climate pressure

Increasing questions around the future of oil demand are making it harder and harder for...

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4 months ago
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Texas expected to see $67 billion in clean energy investment under Democrats climate bill

Texas's clean energy sector is expected to be one of the largest beneficiaries of the...

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4 months ago
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Predicting oil demand amid climate change? Good luck

Recent moves by government leaders to spur consumers to buy more electric vehicles, both...

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4 months ago
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Analysts forecast EV sales to surge under Senate climate bill

Electric vehicle sales in the United States are projected to increase almost 13 fold by...

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4 months ago
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Oil’s prospects fade under Senate climate bill

For close to a century oil has reigned as the United States’ dominant source of energy....

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4 months ago
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Biden releases $32 million to stop methane leaks

The Biden administration is releasing up to $32 million to fund research into stopping...

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4 months ago
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Democrats seek to reshape global supply chains for clean energy through spending bill

The Democrat’s more than 700-page energy and health care bill would spend almost $370...

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4 months ago
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Oil companies increase contributions to Democrats, as pressure on climate change ramps up

Increasing amounts of support are going to centrist Democrats that have expressed a more...

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4 months ago
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In Democrats' climate bill, oil and gas lease sales get locked in

The spending package agreed to by Sen. Joe Manchin and Democratic leaders Wednesday...

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4 months ago
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Manchin strikes deal with Democrats on clean energy spending and deficit reduction

Sen. Joe Manchin reached a deal with Democratic leaders Wednesday on a spending bill that...

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4 months ago
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No end in sight on mineral shortage for batteries, experts warn

The shortfall in materials needed to produce lithium-ion batteries shows little sign of...

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