Officials from two local communities were among those to support measures backing solar power development in Maine, while utilities and state officials expressed concern, the Portland Press Herald reports.
The amount of new wind power – nearly 4,900 megawatts worth – quadrupled last year, compared to 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which said that Colorado added the most jobs in the sector, The Denver Post reports.
BloombergBusiness profiles the family campaign, led by SolarCity founders Lyndon and Peter Rive and their cousin Elon Musk, to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels - including their recent victory over Hawaiian Electric's moratorium on connecting rooftop solar panels to the grid.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update a landmark treaty that governs the operation of dams on North America's fourth-largest river.
The treaty, signed in 1964, is important because the Columbia River basin's dams affect the economy, environment and flood-control needs of millions of residents in the four states, along more than 1,200 miles of the river and its tributaries.
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline touted its potential economic benefits, while opponents raised concerns about its environmental impact during a hearing Monday night held by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, The Associated Press reports.
The decision by the Delta Airlines-owned refinery Monroe Energy to resume importing Nigerian crude is expected to be cited in Congress this week as an argument for lifting the U.S. ban on crude exports, FuelFix reports.
Citing the heavy workload generated by the swarm of earthquakes shaking Oklahoma in recent years, the state’s chief seismologist Austin Holland says he’s leaving to take a new job with the U.S. Geological Survey in New Mexico, The Oklahoman reports.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning that some of the worst conditions seen over the past 10 years – caused by wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska – is making the air “unhealthy for everyone,” the StarTribune reports.
Oil prices steadied somewhat after a massive tumble Monday following the Greek bailout rejection and reports of increased production and supplies. U.S. benchmark crude rose 57 cents to $53.10 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London Brent gained 90 cents to $57.44, Reuters reports.
HIKO Energy LLC will be repaying 25,000 customers $1.25 million, under a settlement reached with the New York state attorney general, who had charged the company with fraudulent practices, The Journal News reports.
TerraForm Power Inc. is buying from Invenergy Wind LLC a majority stake in a portfolio of seven wind farms across North America for $2 billion. The transactions will give TerraForm 460 megawatts of electricity now and 470 megawatts later, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Moms Clean Air Force is holding a family-friendly demonstration the group is calling a “play-in” Tuesday to support the Environmental Protection Agency efforts to regulate methane emissions, The Hill reports.