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2022-06-22 16:05:46
by Dan McCue
Feds Release Draft EIS for Proposed Wind Project Off New Jersey Coast

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 1,100 MW... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed 1,100 MW offshore wind energy project in waters off the coast of New Jersey. The agency will publish a notice of availability... Read More

2022-06-17 20:07:38
by Tom Ramstack
Environmentalists’ Lawsuit Tries to Block Federal Oil and Gas Drilling Leases

WASHINGTON — An environmentalists’ lawsuit filed this week in Washington, D.C., seeks to block the Biden administration from giving oil... Read More

WASHINGTON — An environmentalists’ lawsuit filed this week in Washington, D.C., seeks to block the Biden administration from giving oil companies more than 3,500 permits to drill on federal lands.  The coalition of environmental groups says Biden has not considered... Read More

2022-06-17 15:58:18
by Dan McCue
Feds Unveil Plan to Get Clean Energy on the Grid Faster

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Thursday rolled out a proposed overhaul of long-standing policies governing how new power projects are... Read More

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Thursday rolled out a proposed overhaul of long-standing policies governing how new power projects are connected to transmission lines. The intention behind the proposal from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is to unstop a bottleneck... Read More

Biden Tells Oil Refiners: Produce More Gas, Fewer Profits

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during... Read More

President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump. “The crunch that families... Read More

2022-06-14 20:37:39
by Dan McCue
Clean Energy Transition Effort Expanded to 12 New Remote Communities

WASHINGTON — As climate change intensifies, remote and island communities are often bearing the brunt of higher costs, increased outages... Read More

WASHINGTON — As climate change intensifies, remote and island communities are often bearing the brunt of higher costs, increased outages and the unshakable anxiety that comes with persistent uncertainty over daily necessities. Established in April 2021, the U.S. Department of... Read More

2022-06-13 21:30:26
by Dan McCue
Georgia Power, Mitsubishi Complete World's Largest Hydrogen Fuel Blending 

SMYRNA, Ga. — Georgia Power and Mitsubishi Power have validated fuel blending of hydrogen and natural gas at both partial... Read More

SMYRNA, Ga. — Georgia Power and Mitsubishi Power have validated fuel blending of hydrogen and natural gas at both partial and full load on an M501G natural gas turbine at Georgia Power’s McDonough-Atkinson power plant. The demonstration project, which was... Read More

2022-06-13 20:57:48
by Dan McCue
Interior Seeks Public Comment on Maryland’s First Offshore Wind Project

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment as part of its environmental review... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking public comment as part of its environmental review of the first offshore wind project proposed off Maryland’s coastline. Baltimore-based wind energy developer U.S. Wind has proposed the development... Read More

2022-06-13 19:31:34
by Dan McCue
Deadline Fast Approaching for Solar Placement Study Funding

WASHINGTON — The deadline is fast approaching for applications to share in $15 million the U.S. Department of Energy is... Read More

WASHINGTON — The deadline is fast approaching for applications to share in $15 million the U.S. Department of Energy is making available to those with innovative strategies to minimize the impact solar farms have on wildlife. Interested parties have just... Read More

2022-06-12 14:01:15
by Dan McCue
Biden Administration Sets Out Rules for Creating Network of EV Charging Stations

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be located no further than 50 miles apart along... Read More

WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be located no further than 50 miles apart along the nation’s interstates, and within one mile of an exit from any highway, under new rules proposed by the Biden... Read More

2022-06-10 17:38:29
by Tom Ramstack
California Utility Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter in Deadly Wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony involuntary manslaughter charges after a Northern California... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony involuntary manslaughter charges after a Northern California fire caused by its electrical transmission lines burned 87 square miles of land and killed four residents. Prosecutors acknowledge criminal... Read More

2022-06-10 17:03:38
by Dan McCue
Army Deploys Largest Floating Solar Array in Southeast at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The U.S. Army held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the deployment of a floating... Read More

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The U.S. Army held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the deployment of a floating solar array that not only is a first of its kind for the Department of Defense, but is also the... Read More

2022-06-09 22:08:15
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Seeks Ways to Help Europe as Russian Sanctions Cut Energy Supply

WASHINGTON — Next winter looks bleak for Europe without prompt assistance from the United States as war in Ukraine depletes... Read More

WASHINGTON — Next winter looks bleak for Europe without prompt assistance from the United States as war in Ukraine depletes energy sources, a State Department official told senators Thursday. Until the war started almost four months ago, about 27% of... Read More

2022-06-09 16:16:23
by Dan McCue
White House Shift on Solar Tariffs Decried by Governor

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican governor is decrying a Biden administration decision to suspend tariffs on solar panels from Southeast... Read More

PERRYSBURG, Ohio — Ohio’s Republican governor is decrying a Biden administration decision to suspend tariffs on solar panels from Southeast Asia, calling the move a threat to American manufacturers, including First Solar, which is currently building its third manufacturing plant... Read More

2022-06-06 18:59:33
by Dan McCue
President Waives Tariffs on Solar Panels From Southeast Asia

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations on Monday and invoked the... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations on Monday and invoked the Defense Production Act to boost solar panel manufacturing in the United States. The tariff exemption, which will last for two... Read More

2022-06-05 18:55:41
by Dan McCue
Caterpillar Launches Hydrogen-Fueled Heat and Power System Project

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s most recognizable manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, has begun a... Read More

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc., one of the world’s most recognizable manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, has begun a three-year project to demonstrate the viability of a hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power system. Though the project, which is being... Read More

2022-06-05 18:44:54
by Dan McCue
Administration Makes Two Big Moves on Biofuel

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration made two significant moves aimed at supporting the biofuel industry. The first of these moves... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration made two significant moves aimed at supporting the biofuel industry. The first of these moves came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which announced on Friday that it will provide $700 million to help lower... Read More

2022-06-05 18:42:48
by Dan McCue
Chevron Launches Carbon Capture/Storage Project in San Joaquin Valley

HOUSTON — Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has launched a carbon capture and storage project it says will greatly reduce the harmful... Read More

HOUSTON — Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has launched a carbon capture and storage project it says will greatly reduce the harmful carbon emissions from its operations in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The project, part of the company’s expanding effort... Read More

2022-06-03 16:39:11
by Dan McCue
Wind Accounted for Half of All Renewable Energy Output in US in March

NEW YORK — Power generated in the United States by the wind reached 43.2 million MWh in March, accounting for... Read More

NEW YORK — Power generated in the United States by the wind reached 43.2 million MWh in March, accounting for nearly half of the total renewable energy output in the nation, a new analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence has... Read More

2022-06-01 17:50:39
by Dan McCue
Energy Department Makes $59M Available to Expand Biofuels Production

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $59 million available to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $59 million available to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize business sectors in rural America. The Energy Department’s funding opportunities will focus on applied research,... Read More

2022-06-01 17:40:04
by Dan McCue
Koch Companies Partner to Build Massive Solar Farm to Power Oil Refinery

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Two Koch companies are partnering to build what they say may be the largest solar installation of... Read More

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – Two Koch companies are partnering to build what they say may be the largest solar installation of its kind in the United States to help power Minnesota’s largest oil refinery. The Flint Hills’ Pine Bend oil refinery... Read More

2022-05-31 13:01:33
by Kate Michael
G7 Environment Ministers Pledge to Phase Out ‘Unabated Coal Power Generation’

BERLIN, Germany— Last Friday, energy, climate, and environment ministers from the Group of Seven announced a new commitment to phase... Read More

BERLIN, Germany— Last Friday, energy, climate, and environment ministers from the Group of Seven announced a new commitment to phase out coal-fueled power in their respective nations, though no specific date was set.  The G7 ministers from Canada, France, Germany,... Read More

2022-05-27 19:18:15
by Dan McCue
Energy Dept Launches New Solar Workforce Development Programs

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has launched two new Solar Decathlon workforce development programs intended to extend the collegiate competition... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has launched two new Solar Decathlon workforce development programs intended to extend the collegiate competition into high school classrooms and architectural studios across the country. The two programs, Solar Decathlon Professions (SD Pro) and Solar... Read More

2022-05-27 15:56:27
by Dan McCue
Feds Approve 416-mile Electric Transmission Line in West

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has approved construction of a 416-mile electric transmission cable stretching from southwest Wyoming through Colorado... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has approved construction of a 416-mile electric transmission cable stretching from southwest Wyoming through Colorado and on into central Utah. According to the Bureau of Land Management, the so-called Energy Gateway South Transmission line will... Read More

2022-05-27 15:54:10
by Dan McCue
Vineyard Wind Wraps Work for Summer at Coastal Site

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, Vineyard Wind, the joint venture erecting an 800-MW wind... Read More

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, Vineyard Wind, the joint venture erecting an 800-MW wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard is wrapping work for the summer at Covell’s Beach in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The... Read More

2022-05-24 14:13:34
by Kate Michael
Budget Hawks Want Carbon Fees Despite Nominal Support From Congress

WASHINGTON — Although the House-passed Build Back Better agenda stalled in the Senate, many seek to reinvigorate discussion around its... Read More

WASHINGTON — Although the House-passed Build Back Better agenda stalled in the Senate, many seek to reinvigorate discussion around its $550 billion in climate-related provisions, including new spending as well as tax breaks for eco-friendly activities. However, with a high... Read More

At Davos, Climate Debate Over Role of Oil in 'Going Green'

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how... Read More

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how to confront climate change and its devastating effects, a central question is emerging: to what extent can oil and gas... Read More

2022-05-20 20:20:48
by Dan McCue
Oil and Gas Titans Embracing Carbon Capture

HOUSTON — Two titans of the Texas oil industry are teaming up on a carbon capture and transportation project they... Read More

HOUSTON — Two titans of the Texas oil industry are teaming up on a carbon capture and transportation project they believe could be the cornerstone of a future low-carbon economy in the heart of oil and gas country. The partners... Read More

2022-05-20 19:58:29
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Keep Pace With Electric Vehicle Market

WASHINGTON — Automobile industry advocates suggested on Friday that Congress act quickly to secure a U.S. role in manufacturing electric... Read More

WASHINGTON — Automobile industry advocates suggested on Friday that Congress act quickly to secure a U.S. role in manufacturing electric vehicles before the opportunity slips away to foreign competitors. They testified at a congressional hearing in Pontiac, Michigan, where automobile... Read More

2022-05-20 18:14:21
by Dan McCue
Wyoming Governor to Chair National Oil and Gas Commission

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has been elected the next chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact... Read More

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has been elected the next chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The election took place on May 17 at the organization’s most recent business meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gordon,... Read More

2022-05-19 21:37:42
by Dan McCue
New Dems Push Commerce to Speed Solar Tariff Investigation

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of its two-month-old investigation of solar technology imports. The development of hundreds of large-scale solar farms are on hold across the... Read More

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