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Generators, Spoiled Food: Slow Power Repairs Anger Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Like thousands of other Austin residents, Darin Murphy began a sixth day Monday with no power... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Like thousands of other Austin residents, Darin Murphy began a sixth day Monday with no power in his home, wrapping his head around the city's latest demoralizing update: Getting the lights fully back on may take... Read More

2023-02-06 22:55:31
by Dan McCue
Firms Fear Proposed Waste Rule Would Duplicate Existing Regs

WASHINGTON — Several oil and gas associations have written the Bureau of Land Management saying a proposed rule on waste... Read More

WASHINGTON — Several oil and gas associations have written the Bureau of Land Management saying a proposed rule on waste prevention would duplicate regulatory efforts already being undertaken by other federal agencies.The concern was voiced in comments submitted on the... Read More

2023-02-06 22:36:00
by Dan McCue
BP in Bid to Build Offshore Wind Facility in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — BP and partner Equinor have jointly entered a bid in New York’s third offshore wind solicitation, vying to provide the state with renewable energy from the Beacon Wind 2 lease area located roughly 60 miles off the... Read More

2023-02-06 20:44:51
by Dan McCue
Patent Activity Surges at National Renewable Energy Lab

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The number of patents received by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory surged last year, with the lab receiving a total of 57 during the just concluded 2022 fiscal year, 10 more than awarded in 2021. In... Read More

2023-02-06 19:39:17
by Dan McCue
DOE Starts Fellowship Program to Advance Community Solar

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to make community solar subscriptions more accessible to low-income households. The fellowship, which will require relocating to the District of Columbia,... Read More

Texas Power Woes Linger as New England Girds for Deep Freeze

Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power — and in many cases heat — in... Read More

Rising temperatures offered some hope Friday for frustrated Texans days after they lost power — and in many cases heat — in a deadly winter storm, while a new wave of frigid weather rolling into the Northeast led communities to close schools... Read More

2023-01-30 20:23:54
by Dan McCue
DOE Provides $118M Boost to Domestic Biofuel Industry

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $118 million in funding for 17 projects intended to accelerate the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is providing $118 million in funding for 17 projects intended to accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels for the nation’s transportation and manufacturing needs.  The selected projects, all being carried out at universities... Read More

2023-01-30 20:20:49
by Dan McCue
Administration Seeks Applications for $47M in Funding Aimed at Advancing Hydrogen Research

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making a total $47 million in funding available to accelerate the research, development and... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is making a total $47 million in funding available to accelerate the research, development and demonstration of affordable clean hydrogen technologies. The funding will be administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel... Read More

Taxes Slow India's Solar Power Rollout but Boost Manufacture

BENGALURU, India (AP) — In May last year Fortum India, a subsidiary of a Finnish solar developer, won the bid... Read More

BENGALURU, India (AP) — In May last year Fortum India, a subsidiary of a Finnish solar developer, won the bid for a solar power project in the state of Gujarat. The project was due to be completed three months ago... Read More

2023-01-30 15:16:40
by Dan McCue
ExxonMobil Affiliate to Invest $560M in Massive Renewable Diesel Facility

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd., is investing roughly $560 million to move forward with construction of the... Read More

IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil affiliate, Imperial Oil Ltd., is investing roughly $560 million to move forward with construction of the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada.  According to a statement issued by ExxonMobil, the project at Imperial’s Strathcona refinery is... Read More

2023-01-30 15:07:30
by Dan McCue
Hydrogen Production Hub Proposed for US Gulf Coast

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen... Read More

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron is among the founders of a new consortium that has proposed developing a large-scale hydrogen hub on the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to a press release on the multinational energy company’s website, the project will... Read More

House GOP Seeks New Restrictions on Use of US Oil Stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time this month, House Republicans are seeking to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill set for... Read More

2023-01-26 23:10:51
by Dan McCue
Spanberger Leads Push to Prevent Offshore Drilling in Virginia

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to... Read More

WASHINGTON — As House Republicans move closer to a vote on a bill intended to curb the president’s ability to sell oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., is pushing for an amendment to prevent her state’s... Read More

Yellen Focuses on Energy Transition in South Africa Visit

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener... Read More

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country's finance minister Thursday. Yellen made brief remarks to reporters ahead of a meeting... Read More

2023-01-25 23:14:17
by Dan McCue
House Republicans Vow to Advance Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Republicans vowed Wednesday to move ahead with a vote on a bill restricting the president’s ability to tap the strategic petroleum reserve, despite a promised veto from the White House. Speaking to reporters at a news conference... Read More

2023-01-23 17:15:55
by Dan McCue
Consortium Releases Supply Chain ‘Road Map’ for US Offshore Wind Development

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy... Read More

WASHINGTON — If the U.S. is going to fulfill President Biden’s goal of deploying 30 GW of offshore wind energy by 2030, the government, industry stakeholders and investors will need to aggressively focus on the development of a domestic supply... Read More

Biden’s Next Climate Hurdle: Enticing Americans to Buy Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more... Read More

2023-01-14 15:13:42
by Dan McCue
Interior Department Prepping Update of Rules for Offshore Wind

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has updated its regulations for wind energy development on the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has updated its regulations for wind energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf and is poised to publish the proposal in the Federal Register as soon as this week. Laura... Read More

2023-01-13 19:44:31
by Kate Michael
Abu Dhabi Summit Gathers Climate Advocates in Advance of UAE’s COP28

ABU DHABI — World leaders, global CEOs and international sustainability advocates are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on Jan.... Read More

ABU DHABI — World leaders, global CEOs and international sustainability advocates are set to gather in Abu Dhabi on Jan. 16 and 17 for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s Summit, where they will discuss key sustainability issues for the coming year,... Read More

2023-01-12 16:42:49
by Dan McCue
Pallone Asserts GOP Missed Opportunity for Bipartisan Support of First Energy Bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are expected to approve a measure Thursday that would prohibit sales of oil from the United... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are expected to approve a measure Thursday that would prohibit sales of oil from the United States’ strategic petroleum reserve to the People’s Republic of China. But Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., the ranking member of... Read More

2023-01-09 20:25:27
by Dan McCue
Report Highlights Far-Reaching Benefits of Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON — A report from a trio of entities specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability quantifies their impact across key... Read More

WASHINGTON — A report from a trio of entities specializing in energy efficiency and sustainability quantifies their impact across key sectors of the American economy and demonstrates how efficiency investments reduce carbon emissions, lower energy bills and improve public health.... Read More

2023-01-09 17:01:04
by Dan McCue
South Dakota Permits Wind Farm With Lengthy List of Conditions

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has given its approval to a 71-turbine wind farm in the... Read More

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has given its approval to a 71-turbine wind farm in the central part of the state, but in doing so, it has specified 45 conditions that must be met in its... Read More

2023-01-09 14:51:48
by Dan McCue
New Report Touts Potential of Hydrogen Produced by Organic Waste

WASHINGTON — Biohydrogen, also called Bio-H2, produced by agricultural and other organic waste not only could be the cornerstone of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Biohydrogen, also called Bio-H2, produced by agricultural and other organic waste not only could be the cornerstone of a new cyclical energy system, but might also address emissions after all other economically feasible efforts have been made to... Read More

2022-12-20 20:42:30
by Dan McCue
Pallone Seeks Answers After Keystone Pipeline Spill in Kansas 

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is looking for answers after a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is looking for answers after a rupture in the Keystone Pipeline released nearly 588,000 gallons of oil into a Kansas waterway. The Dec. 7 spill was... Read More

2022-12-20 19:57:35
by Dan McCue
USDA Invests $9.5M to Develop New Bioproducts From Agricultural Commodities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $9.5 million to support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the United States. The three projects being funded through the department’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture included two university-based... Read More

2022-12-19 18:59:05
by Dan McCue
$750M Dedicated to Dramatically Reduce Cost of Hydrogen Technologies

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is making $740 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding available to dramatically reduce the cost of clean-energy technologies. According to department officials, who announced the funding last week, the infusion of money is crucial to... Read More

2022-12-16 16:29:13
by Dan McCue
$20M Going Toward Supporting Two Solar Projects in Maine

WASHINGTON — About $20 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding is headed to Maine where it will support the development... Read More

WASHINGTON — About $20 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding is headed to Maine where it will support the development of two large-scale solar energy projects. Both projects are being undertaken in the state’s 1st Congressional District, in southeastern coastal... Read More

2022-12-13 16:38:13
by Dan McCue
Scientists at Livermore Lab Make Major Fusion Energy Breakthrough

WASHINGTON — Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved a major milestone — creating... Read More

WASHINGTON — Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved a major milestone — creating the first fusion reaction in a laboratory that actually produced more energy than it took to start the reaction. Decades... Read More

2022-12-13 14:31:27
by TWN
Southern Company Is Building a Cleaner, Brighter Future

As the largest source of clean energy in the United States, carbon-free nuclear is helping Southern Company create a more... Read More

As the largest source of clean energy in the United States, carbon-free nuclear is helping Southern Company create a more diverse energy portfolio. The construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 wouldn’t have been possible without the extensive public-private... Read More

2022-12-12 21:19:07
by Dan McCue
USDA Invests Additional $325M to Promote ‘Climate-Smart Commodities’

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $325 million in 71 projects being undertaken under its Partnerships... Read More

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $325 million in 71 projects being undertaken under its Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities initiative. With this latest funding, announced Monday, the department has invested a total $3.1 billion in 141... Read More

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