The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit remanded a case brought by China's Ralls Corp. against the Obama administration to a district court, arguing President Obama violated the company's due process when he moved to stop an Oregon wind farm project on national security grounds without supplying adequate evidence, E&E reports.
A meeting of Eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire featured renewable energy expansion as a central issue, with participating states and provinces making agreements to collaborate on expanding supplies while managing costs, The Associated Press reports.
For those looking at fuel economy strictly to save money, buying a standard gasoline-powered vehicle may be the way to go, according to data analysis from the Energy Information Administration.
In part that’s because of what the EIA calls the "diminishing returns" in fuel savings – the higher the efficiency to start with, the less effect there will be from improving it by a few miles per gallon.
Twelve large companies, including Wal-Mart and General Motors, are pressing for changes to energy markets to make it easier for them to acquire and use renewable energy at their facilities, USA Today reports.
SPOKANE, Washington (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.
Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity.
Health Planet Partners Financing Company, a clean-energy investment firm founded by former New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter, has raised $26 million to finance renewable energy and efficiency projects, Bloomberg reports.
Germany and the European Union have reached a deal to avert a probe into the nation's proposed renewable energy laws after Germany agreed to changes including eliminating an exemption to protect German firms from paying into a renewable subsidy fund, The Wall Street Journal reports.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
The six cities, two counties and two water agencies have gone in together to buy 90 electric vehicles with the help of a $2.8 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, a regional transportation agency, officials with the Bay Area Climate Collaborative said on Tuesday. Some of the vehicles will be on display at a news conference on Tuesday.
The vehicles will save more than $500,000 in fuel costs and about 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over five years, Bay Area Climate Collaborative Executive Director Rafael Reyes said.
Obama administration action to fight climate change – particularly moves to limit power plant carbon emissions – appear to be pushing the issue to get unprecedented airing in the 2016 election campaigns, The New York Times reports.
Physicist John H. Gibbons -- who promoted fuel efficient cars and international space cooperation in policy roles including a stint as science adviser to President Bill Clinton – died last month at age 86, The New York Times reports.
The reservations of Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah and chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, about the Land and Water Conservation Fund mean any proposal to renew its authorization will meet a challenge on Capitol Hill, The Hill reports.
The bid of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic presidential nomination got a boost Saturday from the Friends of the Earth, which called him “a bold and fearless voice for the planet,” The Hill reports.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers argued that the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule lacks a sound scientific basis in memos made public by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, The Hill reports.
Senior creditors for Alpha Natural Resources Inc. will loan money to the beleaguered Virginia-based coal company to help it get through bankruptcy, a filing for which could come as early as Monday, Bloomberg reports.
The Obama administration may be backing away from its insistence that future coal-burning power plants use carbon capture technology, settling instead on a requirement for ultra-supercritical technology in the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, E&E reports.
The Department of Energy has agreed to rework its proposed efficiency standards for walk-in freezers and coolers, according to the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, which says it has reached a settlement with the DOE over the issue, The Hill reports.
Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. says some other Democrats may be willing to go along with him and Sen. Angus King, I-Me., in a willingness to support legislation lifting the ban on U.S. crude exports if it also backs renewable energy such as wind and solar, E&E reports.