A coalition of more than 580 renewable energy companies, business groups and environmental advocates is urging Congress to move quickly to extend expired or expiring tax incentives, warning that failure to do so would stifle investment in low-carbon energy and risk American jobs.
In a letter sent Monday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., the groups made the case that the credits were necessary to provide market certainty to benefit the economy and the environment.
SolarCity says it plans to start producing a panel with an output of 22 percent—which it touts as a 40-percent improvement in efficiency—at its Silicon Valley factory this month, The New York Times reports.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work.
Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and safety issues.
Three of New Jersey’s Democratic lawmakers – Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, alongside Rep. Frank Pallone – have written to the state’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie, urging him to get moving to implement the state’s law to promote offshore wind programs, NJ Spotlight reports.
Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk ran down the extensive list of features for the $132,000 Model X SUV at the car’s unveiling Tuesday night, but some of the loudest cheers were reserved for mention of the car’s Bioweapon Defense Mode, part of its cabin air filtration system, Business Insider reports.
BEIJING (AP) — The chairman of a troubled Chinese solar panel manufacturer has denied wrongdoing and blamed short-selling by hedge funds for a plunge in the price of its Hong Kong-traded shares.
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group Ltd. is cooperating with an investigation by Hong Kong regulators following the May 20 suspension in trading of its shares, chairman Li Hejun said in comments released Tuesday by its Chinese parent company. He urged investigators to finish their work as soon as possible.
QM Power is planning to unveil its Q-Sync energy-saving motor – backed by the Department of Energy and designed for use in commercial cooling systems – at the Food Marketing Institute’s annual trade show in San Diego this week, The Kansas City Star reports.
The stocks of U.S. petroleum products increased last week, the Energy Information Administration reported, although the million barrel rise in crude stocks was less than analysts’ expected, while the jump in gasoline stocks exceeded predictions, according to Reuters.
Earthjustice filed court papers Tuesday on behalf of several environmental and health groups seeking to intervene to defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s lower ozone limits from a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy, The Hill reports.
State Department climate envoy Todd Stern told a news conference that he’s thinking about the upside, not the downside, heading into a critical global conference on climate change policy that starts Monday, National Journal reports.
The plan for coal producer Walter Energy to emerge from bankruptcy is being fought by unions and the firm’s retired workers in Alabama, but a court Tuesday approved the company’s move to auction off assets, Reuters reports.
Acting to lower its credit rating for Pemex, Moody’s Investors Service pointed to the firm’s increasing debt and declining earnings, although Mexico’s national oil company responded by saying the move brings the agency in line with other ratings firms, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The White House and the billionaire conservative Koch brothers have been allies recently in moves to liberalize the nation’s criminal justice laws, but they are disagreeing over one measure that would require proof of suspects knowingly engaging in unlawful conduct, The New York Times reports, noting that such a move is alarming environmentalists.
According to a report released this week by the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, weather-related disasters have caused more than 600,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in damages over the past 20 years, The New York Times reports.
A market-based approach for cutting vehicles’ greenhouse gas emissions—which could include mileage-based driver fees or emissions trading—is the goal as Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia announced an agreement to work together on the issue, Reuters reports.