Colorado's Senate approved a measure that would require rural electric cooperatives to expand their renewable energy generation to 25 percent. The bill now faces the state House, the Denver Business Journal reports.
House Science Energy Subcommittee and Oversight Subcommittee joint hearing, "Assessing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Wind Energy Incentives." GAO Natural Resources and the Environment Director Frank Rusco, American Wind Energy Association Interim Chief Executive Officer Rob Gramlich among witnesses.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe's run for Virginia governor is drawing attention to his stewardship of an electric car company he ran, including questions about back taxes and economic development aid, The Washington Post reports.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., called for the Texas legislature to approve legislation that would permit direct sales to Texas consumers by altering a rule that requires cars be sold by franchise dealers, Bloomberg reports.
Liberal watchdog group Checks and Balances Project said the State Department inspector general is investigating potential conflicts of interests in the department's environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.