The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a report that U.S. power companies added more than 500 megawatts of solar capacity and more than 100 megawatts of biomass power last month, Reuters reports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is the government's auto safety watchdog, announced this week that it would investigate the Tesla Model S electric car after two of the vehicles struck road debris and caught fire. Tesla is cooperating with the investigation, which may or may not lead to a recall if NHTSA finds a safety defect.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, NHTSA chief David Strickland answered questions about the investigation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New Jersey energy company required by an unusual legal settlement to build an extensive network of electric car chargers throughout California has delivered just 10 percent of what it promised in the first year.
The House approved an amendment to a bill speeding permit decisions for onshore oil drilling that would halve Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management funding for wind and solar energy permits, The Hill reports.
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla's Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car's underbody and battery.
Earthjustice filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over its approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor, saying the chemical is highly toxic to bees and other pollinators, The Hill reports.
Uncertainty over the extension of the wind production tax credit has slowed the development of new wind-generating capacity, as producers aim to develop contracts by the year's end rather than get turbines in operation, National Journal reports.
As a part of its "Retro Report" series, The New York Times examines the lead up and aftermath of two of the nation's most destructive oil spills--the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill off the coast of Alaska and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mexican Senate committees approved draft legislation that would open the country's oil markets to outside investment, moving the package proposed by President Enrique Pena Nieto closer to approval, Reuters reports.
Energy Department Loan Program Executive Director Peter Davidson said the agency would announce up to $8 billion in new loan guarantees for fossil-fuel projects that use technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Platts reports.
Officials from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority approved an agreement to cooperate on developing new water sources for the three and join forces on protecting the Dead Sea, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on the EPA's rule to limit cross-border sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution, while a federal appeals court takes up the agency's mercury pollution rule, Bloomberg reports.
TransCanada said it began moving oil into the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, the first step for the pipeline to deliver oil from Cushing, Okla. to Gulf Coast refineries, FuelFix reports.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Deputy Director Gary Guzy said he would leave his post this month to begin work at international law firm Convington and Burling next year, The Hill reports.