Officials from two local communities were among those to support measures backing solar power development in Maine, while utilities and state officials expressed concern, the Portland Press Herald reports.
The amount of new wind power – nearly 4,900 megawatts worth – quadrupled last year, compared to 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association, which said that Colorado added the most jobs in the sector, The Denver Post reports.
BloombergBusiness profiles the family campaign, led by SolarCity founders Lyndon and Peter Rive and their cousin Elon Musk, to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels - including their recent victory over Hawaiian Electric's moratorium on connecting rooftop solar panels to the grid.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The entire congressional delegation from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana is demanding that the Obama administration begin negotiations with Canada to update a landmark treaty that governs the operation of dams on North America's fourth-largest river.
The treaty, signed in 1964, is important because the Columbia River basin's dams affect the economy, environment and flood-control needs of millions of residents in the four states, along more than 1,200 miles of the river and its tributaries.
The Vermont House Natural Resources and Energy Committee has been examining the struggles that state and local governments, landowners, developers and residents experience with the the siting of renewable energy technology like solar panels and wind turbines, the Brattleboro Reformer reports.
Tesla’s strategy to get into the energy storage market -– taking battery manufacture beyond vehicles -– which is set for an official launch Thursday, has gotten some positive feedback from analysts, Bloomberg reports.
A tweet by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy concerning the agency's carbon pollution rules was cited in a letter that 15 states sent to a court reviewing their request to throw out the regulations, The Hill reports.
Expectations that weekly data on U.S. crude inventories will show another stock build was pressuring oil prices early Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude lost 40 cents to $56.59 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent fell 43 cents to $64.60, Reuters reports.
The $86.8 billion in bonds issued by companies in the oil and gas sector globally is up 10 percent from a year ago, a trend which would keep the slump in energy prices going longer, according to The Wall Street Journal.