Saying it has enough projects in the pipeline to fulfill renewable energy commitments, the British government is ending a program offering subsidies for new land-based wind farms in 2016, a year earlier than planned, The Wall Street Journal reports.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The growth of renewable energy outpaced that of fossil fuels in the electricity sector last year, with a record 135 gigawatts of capacity added from wind, solar, hydropower and other natural sources, a new study shows.
That's more than the generating capacity of all nuclear reactors in the United States and slightly less than Germany's installed capacity from all power sources.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Native American reservations could produce much more of the country's solar and wind energy, but the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs largely has hindered energy development on tribal lands, the investigative arm of Congress has found.
The BIA often has the final say in approving documents that would clear the way for solar, wind, oil, gas and other projects on reservations, although a process is in places for tribes to take control.
Florida officials, utilities and businesses, in a move spearheaded by Attorney General Pam Bondi, is asking the state supreme court to block a ballot initiative that would allow businesses with solar panels to sell off their excess power, Bay News 9 reports.
The North Dakota Public Service Commission has unanimously rejected an application from Xcel Energy to recover from the state's ratepayers some of the cost of solar projects required to help utility meet a renewable energy mandate in neighboring Minnesota, The Bismarck Tribune reports.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the last decade but must boost investment and its use of energy efficiency technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change, Asian Development Bank officials and other experts said Wednesday.
Renewable energy has become cheaper as technology progresses and governments must seize the chance low oil prices present to eliminate costly fuel subsidies and level the playing field for renewables, said Bindu Lohani, an ADB vice president.
The White House is to announce Tuesday that its efforts to mobilize private and philanthropic sector investment in clean energy programs have achieved double an initial goal of $2 billion, and that it plans new executive orders to assist future investment.
The Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Initiative has driven more than $4 billion in commitments since it was announced in February, White House officials said, with funding coming from sources including Goldman Sachs, the Sierra Club and the California Board of Regents.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is sticking with its designation of the gray wolf as endangered, despite some congressional opposition and a petition from the Humane Society requesting that the animal be reclassified as threatened, The Hill reports.
IHS data compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey shows drillers in the Eagle Ford, Marcellus and Utica Shale plays use more water than those in the Bakken Shale and some plays in Colorado, FuelFix reports.
With gasoline averaging $2.77 a gallon Tuesday, the lowest price in several summers, more Americans are expected to hit the road over the Fourth of July weekend, with AAA predicting that 41.9 million will be traveling more than 50 miles, according to FuelFix.
The Greek debt default and gains in U.S. crude stocks and production were pressuring oil prices early Wednesday. U.S. benchmark crude dropped 94 cents to $58.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent fell 78 cents to $62.81, Reuters reports.
Computer data firm Switch has filed a request with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, asking the regulators to rethink their rejection of the company’s application to leave NV Energy and generate its own power, the Las Vegas Sun reports.
Peabody Energy Corp.'s second quarter loss will be bigger than projected in April, as the coal company warns of a $40 million charge from heavy rain and flooding last month and continuing low prices, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Nine states, led by South Carolina, filed suit in Georgia against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule, bringing the total number of states taking legal action over the regulation to 27, The Hill reports.