Rep. Fred Upton, Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, White House Domestic Policy Council Deputy Director for Energy and Climate Change Dan Utech, EPA Transportation and Air Quality Director Christopher Grundler speak at Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP) — Volkswagen calls its Chattanooga plant a global model for energy conservation and efficient production. But executives remain tightlipped about whether the facility is in line to produce a new crossover SUV for the German automaker.
In an interview with FuelFix, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he's "optimistic" that Mexico's Congress will approve constitutional reforms that would open the nation's energy markets to outside investment.
Energy-conservation lobbying groups the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy urged the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize energy efficiency in its greenhouse-gas regulations at existing power plants, National Journal reports.
As the Obama administration moves closer to a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, time is running short for Canada to offer a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a bartering chip for the project's approval, Reuters reports.
The Senate's recent change to filibuster rules clears the path for President Obama's three nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for confirmation, which would result in a 7-4 Democratic majority on the key court, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will finalize its rules limiting ship speed in certain regions of the Eastern Seaboard to prevent collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales, The Hill reports.
The Environmental Integrity Project said in a report that the current boom in natural gas production from shale would eventually increase carbon-dioxide emissions in related industries by 91 million tons per year, E&E reports.
Power generated by the planned Hancock Wind project in Maine will be sold to Burlington Electric Department in Vermont, according to a deal announced Friday by wind farm operator First Wind, the Boston Globe reports.
Virginia has moved closer to its goal of setting up a research turbine on the Outer Continental Shelf off the state's coast to gather wind data, now that BOEM has found no competing interests in the area, Newsplex.com reports.
ConocoPhillips said Friday it will set aside more than half of its $16.7 billion budget next year for North American shale projects, adding that it expects to hit its production target of 1,600 barrels a day, Reuters reports.