Scores of Obama administration programs that committed $3.9 billion in taxpayer money to advance solar power and battery storage technology featured overlapping goals and potential recipients, but none were duplicative, the Government Accountability Office says.
House Science Chairman Ralph Hall, R-Texas, earlier this year called on GAO to find duplicate projects and spending after it reported that the administration funded nearly 700 renewable energy initiatives from 23 federal agencies in fiscal 2010.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect to see fewer products pitched as "environmentally friendly" if the government has its way.
Hoping to limit the number of deceptive claims, the Federal Trade Commission on Monday released an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that hold companies to truthful standards in marketing their products.
Developers of at least a half-dozen wind farms in South Texas counties are waiting to see if energy tax credits set to expire at the end of the year will be renewed, which would allow them to continue building their projects, The Associated Press reports.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.