Making a pitch to industry representatives attending the Globalcon conference in Philadelphia Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf pointed out his intention to lower the corporate income tax and offer more incentives to businesses focused on clean energy and efficiency, The Inquirer reports.
A Energy Department report released Thursday said win energy could account for 35 percent of total U.S. electric generation in 2050, and be viable in all 50 states - if the industry takes the right steps.
Those steps include making improvements to technology to cut wind energy costs, developing wind energy in new locations and expanding transmission, Obama administration officials said in a conference call. They said the environmental and economic benefits from such growth would be significant.
Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., are re-introducing energy efficiency legislation that has fallen victim to Capitol Hill political battles in the past despite enjoying wide bipartisan support, National Journal reports.
Carnegie Mellon University hopes to cut its utilities bill 10 percent - $2 million a year - using a cloud-based analytics system to find and fix energy inefficiencies on campus, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a standard seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include another major household appliance.
Clothes dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be included in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's program, became available in 45 Energy Star models starting Presidents' Day weekend, according to the EPA.
The trend toward creating “gamified” programs that encourage energy efficiency and better energy practices can actually achieve noticeable energy savings among people who use them, according to a study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, The Washington Post reports.
Exchange Traded Funds linked to the oil market have seen $2.7 billion in investor outflows in the past four weeks, The Wall Street Journal reports, noting that the movement could be a signal that crude prices will resume falling.
New England governors gathering in Connecticut for an energy summit last week agreed electricity prices are a problem for the region and pledged cooperation to confront it, but came away without specific solutions, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.
The Vatican summit on climate change set for Tuesday is part of a campaign by Pope Francis on the issue, according to National Journal, which questions whether it will have an impact on Republican politicians such as Sen. Marco Rubio and House Speaker John Boehner.