Windham, New Hampshire has signed a contract with Con Ed Solutions to power its municipal office buildings with energy from only renewable sources for the next eight months, at a lower rate than its previous deal with Eversource, the Eagle-Tribune reports.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday laid out her energy vision and priorities on public lands for the remainder of the Obama administration, calling for “smarter” management of fossil fuel development, expanded renewable energy and a focus on combating climate change.
Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Jewell praised booming oil and gas development, as well as growing renewable energy projects, as a key to U.S. economic resurgence, emphasizing job growth and consumer benefits from lower energy prices.
Wind and solar installations have far exceeded predictions made at the start of the millennium, environmental activist and green investor Al Gore told The New York Times, noting that people have been “shocked” at how quickly the costs for renewables have fallen.
A wind farm being developed by a subsidiary of Bordas Wind Energy will supply Dow Chemical’s manufacturing plant in Freeport, Texas with 200 megawatts of power per year, the Midland Daily News reports.
An announcement to be made at a Thursday news conference about Tesla’s Model S will end “range anxiety,” company chief Elon Musk tweeted Sunday, a hint that a software update will improve the electric sedan’s battery life, CNN reports.
BERLIN (AP) — Will next week's partial solar eclipse turn off the lights in Germany?
Experts say the country's electricity grid, which relies increasingly on renewable energy, faces a crucial test on the morning of March 20, when the moon will pass in front of the sun and block up to 82 percent of its light across Germany.
Seeking to fill two key Department of Transportation posts that have been vacant for months, President Barack Obama has nominated Marie Therese Dominguez to become the head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and Sarah Feinberg to the top job at the Federal Railroad Administration, The Hill reports.
The Hill reports that the House has scheduled votes for next month on proposals to let states opt out of the Clean Power Plan, to weaken the proposed rule on disposal of coal ash at power plants, and to reform toxic chemical safety laws.
A pause in dollar gains and a drop in the number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. sent prices skyrocketing Friday. U.S. benchmark crude leaped 4.5 percent, or $2.62, to settle at $60.30 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London, Brent soared $2.98 - 4.8 percent - to $65.56, Reuters reports.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the advocacy group Public Citizen have filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission charging that Dynegy Inc. manipulated electricity markets, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The Energy Information Administration is struggling to make accurate projections in an era of volatile energy prices, surging renewable energy, and global warming, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The goal that Kansas utilities generate 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources is now nonbinding rather than a mandate, as Gov. Sam Brownback has signed compromise energy legislation hammered out between the wind industry and its critics, The Associated Press reports.
The insistence that oil companies be able to drill relief wells in the event of an emergency is a major sticking point when it comes to the Obama administration plan to allow Arctic drilling, according to comments filed by groups including the American Petroleum Institute, FuelFix reports.