New Jersey regulators have failed to back offshore wind projects, but wind power supporters are hoping the Interior Department's intention to sell some 344,000 acres in leases off the coast will change that, Platts reports.
Calling it a “major step in standing up a sustainable offshore wind program,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Wednesday announced a Nov. 9 sale of nearly 344,000 acres of leases in the Atlantic off the coast of New Jersey, The Associated Press reports.
Rooftop solar firms in San Diego are concerned that the California Public Utilities Commission won’t come up with a new tariff structure in time for them to avoid hitting the grid’s 5 percent cap on solar generating that’s in place under the current system, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Firms including Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Walmart and Goldman Sachs are expected to join the global RE100 coalition Wednesday and pledge to power their operations entirely through renewable energy, The New York Times reports.
If wind power is to play a role in helping Pennsylvania meet obligations under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the state will have to tackle a number of obstacles including sorting out energy tax credits and credit trading rules, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
As world leaders prepare to negotiate an agreement in December to slash carbon emissions enough to avert the worst consequences of climate change, environmentalists and their allies are looking to build pressure for a stronger deal than the one taking shape.
Greenpeace on Monday called for investment of about 2 percent of the world's economy in a program to eliminate the use of all fossil fuels by 2050.
Leaders of the People's Climate Movement, a coalition of U.S. environmental, social justice, and labor groups, teased plans for a multi-city rally on October 14 aimed at generating pressure for a strong deal in Paris.
Major oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell and BP have joined environmental groups in backing carbon tax proposals, but their motivation lies in the boost such plans would give to their natural gas business, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A federal judge ruled Monday that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. must pay $159.5 million in fines for its share in the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, less than the amount the government was seeking and a fraction of what BP has had to pay, FuelFix reports.
As the permitting process gets underway for Northshore Mining Company’s requested expansion of a taconite mine in northeastern Minnesota, Native American tribes and environmentalists are concerned about the lack of limits for the levels of metals in water leaving the area, MinnPost reports.
The Alberta Securities Commission has ruled that Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. shareholders have until Jan. 4 to decide on a hostile takeover bid from Suncor Energy Inc., a month later than the deadline that Suncor had tried to impose, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that since 1993, sea levels have been rising an average of 3.2 millimeters a year, nearly twice the rate seen during the 20th century, The New York Times reports.
A paper published in the journal Nature Climate Change identified 164 organizations and 4,556 individuals affiliated with them as the primary drivers of doubt in the U.S. over climate science, Bloomberg reports.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has included in his regularly issued “Waste Report” a grant of $450,000 from the Department of Energy for a video game designed to make students more aware of the effects of climate change, The Hill reports.