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Interior Department Aims to Cut Energy Waste on Oil Fields
Energy
Interior Department Aims to Cut Energy Waste on Oil Fields
2022-12-02 18:37:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department on Thursday announced a proposed rule to address the waste of natural gas during the production of oil and gas on federal and tribal lands. Officials with the department’s Bureau of Land Management said the... Read More

Renewable Energy
Construction Costs for Utility-Scale Solar Fell 8% in 2020, New Report Says
2022-11-07 19:53:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The average construction cost for utility-scale photovoltaic solar installations continued to drop in 2020, according to a new analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. While that’s good news for the energy sector, the report noted that the... Read More

Energy
Environmentalists Sue and Petition to Get Rid of Natural Gas Heaters
2022-08-24 21:01:34
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists are pressing their case that natural gas is not clean energy with a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., and a petition to the Biden administration. In one example, Washington Gas Light Co. is defending itself against a first-of-its-kind... Read More

Renewable Energy
Firm Breaks Ground, First Plant in Maine to Make Natural Gas From Manure
2022-07-08 22:48:25
by Dan McCue

CLINTON, Maine — A subsidiary of Summit Utilities in Maine has broken ground on an  anaerobic dairy digester that it says will turn daily shipments of cow manure from area dairies into a biogas that can then be used to... Read More

In The States
Survey Identifies Most and Least Energy-Expensive States
2021-07-08 12:30:27
by TWN Staff

With residential electricity use projected to increase by 2.8% this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub on Wednesday released its report on 2021's most and least energy-expensive states. For the sake of its study, WalletHub compared the average monthly energy bills... Read More

Environment
EPA Rolls Back Obama-era Rules Meant to Rein In Power Plant Pollution
2019-06-19 21:31:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday replaced Obama-era rules intended to tamp down on carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants with new regulations that allow states to decide whether such steps are needed. The new rule will go... Read More

Energy
Oregon Denies Permit to Controversial Natural Gas Project
2019-05-07 13:22:21
by Dan McCue

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality denied a key permit Monday to a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal and its feeder pipeline, a move that cheered project opponents who argued the Trump administration is moving too fast when it... Read More

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