A spokesman for NRG, the operator of the Ivanpah solar thermal power plant in California, says it’s premature for scientists with the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory to call the facility a death trap for birds, The Atlantic reports.
A measure on energy use in the military, introduced Wednesday by Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., focuses on increasing efficiency and decreasing reliance on fossil fuels, The Hill reports.
Sen. David Vitter on Wednesday said he would again seek a Senate vote on a controversial Obamacare amendment during debate on an energy efficiency bill expected next week, a move that could put the bill's chances for passage in jeopardy.
Vitter, a Republican from Louisiana, stalled consideration of an earlier version of the efficiency bill last September by demanding a vote on the same proposal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in response to the latest attempt that he wasn't sure what would happen with the new bill.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told the National Hydropower Association annual conference Tuesday that U.S. rivers and streams could generate more than 65,000 megawatts of new electricity in the next 16 years, Platts reports.
Intel uses the most green energy – 3.1 billion kilowatt hours – while NYSE Euronext has the highest percentage of green energy use, according to charts and graphs from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 list of companies in its Green Power Partnership, The Wall Street Journal reports.
After meeting with White House adviser John Podesta along with eight other Democratic senators, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told reporters he believes the EPA will increase its biofuels blending targets when it sets final levels for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, Platts reports.
The Transportation Secretary is defending his department’s proposed rule to improve oil train safety – faced with environmentalists’ demands to pull old DOT-111 tank cars from service immediately, Anthony Foxx said on PBS that the transition away from them will take time given the percentage of them in service now, The Hill reports.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Board of Immigration Appeals last month in a complicated case where the statute in question was ambiguous, which may be a preview of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule to limit carbon emissions for power plants based on the Clean Air Act, E&E reports.
Russian oil giant Rosneft is working on a plan to reduce the impact of Western sanctions on its operations, CEO and sanctions target Igor Sechin said in a statement as the company reported a jump in pre-sanctions second quarter net income to $4.9 billion, Reuters reports.
The Office of Surface Mining has issued hundreds of environmental violations including cessation orders, while $2 million in unpaid penalties have piled up on coal mines in five states that are owned by billionaire James Justice, according to an investigation by E&E.
Instead of an expected slowdown, Texas 2013 oil production increased to a level near the record set in 1972, pushed by higher oil prices that climbed on international unrest, according to an industry analysis, FuelFix reports.
More utilities are joining Germany’s balancing market, where the government pays them to add or cut power to the grid within seconds to balance out surges and drops caused by increasing reliance on wind and solar energy, Bloomberg reports.
Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who’s challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a key election contest, said at the Heritage Foundation Thursday that even lawmakers from states that have imposed fracking bans voted in favor of his legislation to push LNG exports, The Hill reports.
Despite increasing violence in parts of Libya including the capital, a tanker has arrived in Brega and should leave next week bound for Genoa loaded with 750,000 barrels of crude, the port said on its Facebook page, according to The Wall Street Journal.