The business group Environmental Entrepreneurs found 5,600 new jobs were added in clean energy and clean transportation across the country in the first quarter of the year, less than half the number in the year-ago period, with Idaho adding the most and Texas second, FuelFix reports.
Pattern Energy Group LP says the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved its planned Southern Cross transmission line, which would bring Texas wind energy into Mississippi where it would link to the grid in the Southeast, FuelFix reports.
Workplace charging stations will encourage more employees to use electric cars, a top GM official said in a statement, as the automaker passed the 400-mark in the number of stations it has installed in its own workplaces, The Hill reports.
There will be no attempt to revive Senate legislation to renew expired tax breaks for renewable energy and biofuels, along with a bigger tax extenders package, before next month, Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said Tuesday.
Wyden said he will work to resolve an amendments standoff with committee ranking Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah during the Senate's upcoming Memorial Day recess that starts on Thursday and runs through June 2.
NextEra Energy Inc. filed papers Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering to create NextEra Energy Partners LP, a unit that will operate renewable energy power plants with an output of some 990 megawatts, Bloomberg reports.
Since Connecticut has banned the purchase of Vermont renewable energy credits that also count toward’s Vermont’s clean electricity goals, NextEra energy has said that it will no longer buy them, the Brattleboro Reformer reports.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."
China announced it was suspending cooperation with the United States in a joint cybersecurity task force over Monday's charges that officers stole trade secrets from major American companies. The Foreign Ministry demanded Washington withdraw the indictment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Accusing China of vast business spying, the United States charged five military officials on Monday with hacking into U.S. companies to steal vital trade secrets in a case intensifying already-rising tensions between the international economic giants.
The Chinese targeted big-name American makers of nuclear and solar technology, stealing confidential business information, sensitive trade secrets and internal communications for competitive advantage, according to a grand jury indictment that the Justice Department said should be a national "wake-up call" about cyber intrusions.
In an abrupt move, Scott O’Malia, a Republican on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has tendered his resignation to President Obama effective Aug. 8, after spending more than four years as a CFTC regulator, Platts reports.
The replacement for the departing Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe at EPA could come from the ranks of the agency’s regional administrators, according to E&E, with enforcement chief Cynthia Giles another possibility.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was talking about infrastructure challenges in the age of drilling in the Bakken and Marcellus Shale, while he was being questioned about the role of renewable and sustainable energy over the long term, during a session at Carnegie Mellon University Monday that was linked to the Obama administration's Quadrennial Energy Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Apache should stick to drilling in the U.S. and sell off its international operations, as it’s lagging behind companies that operate exclusively in American shale, according to a letter sent Monday by activist investor and hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, which owns at least a billion dollar stake in the company, The Wall Street Journal reports.
An experiment in carbon capture technology at a Saskatchewan power plant will have to be replicated many times if the fight to rein in greenhouse gas emissions is to gain any traction, The New York Times reports.
An analysis by the group Media Matters found more air time on Sunday talk shows was devoted to climate change issues during the first half of this year than in the last four combined, The Hill reports.
Conservationdrones.org is working to boost the use of the small unmanned craft for conservation purposes around the world, from monitoring illegal fishing in Belize to keeping track of seabird populations in Australia to studying caribou in Greenland, The New York Times reports.