A measure introduced in the Massachusetts legislature has lawmakers debating whether it's a good idea to count hydropower toward clean energy requirements being set for the state's utilities, The Boston Globe reports.
Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on pending hydroelectric and water bills, including the Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2013 and Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act. Energy and Interior department witnesses.
Plug Power Inc., which supplies fuel cells for electric forklifts, saw its shares soar Wednesday after announcing Wal-Mart will use more than 1,700 of the systems in its distribution centers, Bloomberg reports.
The profit for First Solar Inc., the largest solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., dropped 58 percent in the 4th quarter on lower revenue from plants the company is building in the Southwest, Bloomberg reports.
Nearly 80 contractors are involved in the massive program to move the U.S. military toward using alternative sources of energy, according to The Christian Science Monitor, which reports on progress toward fulfilling the DOD's goal of producing 3 gigawatts of clean power by 2025.
The European Union moved to suspend talks with Russia on plans to move ahead with completion of the South Stream natural gas pipeline and a plan to boost supplies flowing through the Nord Stream pipeline, Reuters reports.
A group of 26 Senate Democrats including Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., this evening will kick off an all-night talkathon to boost climate change urgency, with plans to keep speeches going until 9 a.m. Tuesday, The New York Times reports.
FuelCell Energy, Plug Power Inc. and Ballard Power, all manufacturers of fuel cells, posted significant gains on the Nasdaq today ahead of earnings reports expected to show the companies on the way to profitability, Bloomberg reports.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is in India today in an effort to soothe tensions from a diplomatic issue and trade dispute over solar panels, and to renew coordination on climate change and energy policy, E&E reports.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee led by Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., will hold a hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday, but no Obama administration witnesses are set to testify, National Journal reports.
A coalition of environmental groups is looking to sway Secretary of State John Kerry against the Keystone XL pipeline through praise, with some touting him as a leader on environmental issues and climate change, Bloomberg reports.
As part of a set of proposals outlining his plan for economic growth, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called for lifting the nation's decades-old ban on crude oil exports and streamlining the review process for new natural gas pipelines, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A white paper released by the Western Values Project argues the federal government must increase royalties for drilling on public land if it lifts the 39-year ban on crude oil exports, FuelFix reports.