A study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory said power plants using wind or solar energy wouldn't see an increase in costs or emissions when cycling between fossil fuels and renewables, FuelFix reports.
Small bank and lenders have made gains in the rooftop solar financing sector as prices decrease and consumers look to own their systems, making the old system of leasing less attractive by comparison, Reuters reports.
Following a poor showing at the polls, Germany's Greens party said it wants to join Chancellor Angela Merkel's government in a bid to renew its focus on promoting renewable energy and sustainability, Bloomberg reports.
The Solar Energy Industries Association will unveil a proposal today to end a trade dispute between the U.S. and China by eliminating tariffs on solar equipment and creating a solar-development fund, Bloomberg reports.
A poll conducted for the American Petroleum Institute reports that 80 percent of respondents support the expansion of new energy infrastructure, and 70 percent support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, FuelFix reports.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank officially took on a new set of guidelines to limit financing for coal-fired power plants in foreign nations, with exceptions for plants with carbon-capture systems and those built in poor countries without alternatives, National Journal reports.
Speaking at a summit on energy and infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said his department is at the forefront of the administration's climate action plan, developing plans for disaster recovery and climate-resilient infrastructure, National Journal reports.
The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the exclusion of nuclear energy from President Obama's recent executive action ordering the federal government to purchase more power from low-carbon sources, saying the move represents a "missed leadership opportunity," Platts reports.
Dallas will have some of the tightest rules in the country on fracking, following a City Council vote Wednesday that critics say virtually imposes a ban on the practice, the Dallas Morning News reports.
There have been 87 earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, and thousands in the past three years, The New York Times reports, and scientists are looking at oil and gas water disposal wells as a possible cause.