A study from the Institute for Market Transformation reported that on average, homes equipped with energy-efficiency measures were less likely to go into default in comparison with non-equipped houses, The Atlantic reports.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy said policy changes including presenting more information on energy-efficient appliances could result in savings of $1 trillion in energy costs for consumers, FuelFix reports.
A Vermont proposal that would give municipalities more say in granting permits to wind energy projects drew opposition from 150 Vermont business and trade group Renewable Energy Vermont that argue the bill would stifle renewable energy job creation, VTDigger reports.
Dirk Uwe Sauer of Germany's Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives said hydrogen fuel cells would provide a more sustainable source of renewable energy storage than traditional batteries or hydro power, the Toronto Star reports.
BEIJING (AP) — Suntech, one of the world's biggest solar panel manufacturers, said Monday it had defaulted on a $541 million bond payment in the latest sign of the financial squeeze on the struggling global solar industry.
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.
Democratic governors from Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states urged the EPA to regulate air pollution from states in the Midwest and South, arguing the wind-blown emissions threaten their citizens' health, Reuters reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency's draft 2014-2018 strategic plan suggests the agency will limit in-person inspections and litigation against polluters as it increases its focus on preventing pollution by encouraging new technology, E&E reports.
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones met with representatives from five major environmental groups to hear their concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline and the State Department's pending environmental impact statement, FuelFix reports.