Calling it a “major step in standing up a sustainable offshore wind program,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Wednesday announced a Nov. 9 sale of nearly 344,000 acres of leases in the Atlantic off the coast of New Jersey, The Associated Press reports.
Rooftop solar firms in San Diego are concerned that the California Public Utilities Commission won’t come up with a new tariff structure in time for them to avoid hitting the grid’s 5 percent cap on solar generating that’s in place under the current system, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Firms including Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, Walmart and Goldman Sachs are expected to join the global RE100 coalition Wednesday and pledge to power their operations entirely through renewable energy, The New York Times reports.
If wind power is to play a role in helping Pennsylvania meet obligations under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the state will have to tackle a number of obstacles including sorting out energy tax credits and credit trading rules, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
As world leaders prepare to negotiate an agreement in December to slash carbon emissions enough to avert the worst consequences of climate change, environmentalists and their allies are looking to build pressure for a stronger deal than the one taking shape.
Greenpeace on Monday called for investment of about 2 percent of the world's economy in a program to eliminate the use of all fossil fuels by 2050.
Leaders of the People's Climate Movement, a coalition of U.S. environmental, social justice, and labor groups, teased plans for a multi-city rally on October 14 aimed at generating pressure for a strong deal in Paris.
At Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony for a $225 million wind energy transmission line, Gov. Dennis Daugaard, R-S.D., said energy companies, landowners and legislators should cooperate to boost similar projects in the state, the Argus Leader reports.
The latest Short-Term Energy Outlook from the Energy Information Administration predicts the U.S. power sector will use an estimated 781.4 million short tons of coal this year, a drop of 8.2 percent from 2014, Platts reports.
In a compromise offer to Pennsylvania lawmakers to try to break the impasse over the state budget, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing to make cuts in several of his tax proposals, including the one for a gas extraction tax, The Associated Press reports.
American Petroleum Institute data showing a decrease in crude and distillate stocks on Wednesday helped oil prices build on big gains a day earlier. Light U.S. crude rose $1.07 to $49.60 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex early Wednesday, while in London Brent gained 90 cents to $52.82, Reuters reports.
A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health epidemiologist says detailed federal data on the deaths of workers in the oil and gas industry can point to trends and offer lessons for improved safety going forward, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The upcoming global climate change conference in Paris should recognize that coal continues to be an important energy source, a top official with mining giant Glencore was set to tell a conference in Australia Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Exterran Holdings says it intends by year's end to reorganize into two entities: the natural gas compression firm Archrock Inc. and gas transportation partnership Archrock Partners LP, FuelFix reports.
Strapped renewable firm SunEdison Inc. hasn’t been able to make a $400 million cash payment that was needed to complete its purchase of Latin American Power, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
Fox2Detroit probes the appointment of former Consumers Energy official Norm Saari to a post on the Michigan Public Service Commission, which watchdog Progress Michigan describes as tapping “a fox to guard a henhouse.”