Wind and solar developers have filed hundreds of proposals for projects on federal property in a renewable energy land rush that started with passage of the 2005 energy law, though only a relative few have been approved.
In a new report issued Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office said 416 applications have been filed with the Bureau of Land Management for utility-scale projects since the law's passage. Of those, 350 were for solar development on lands in Arizona, California and Nevada.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined California Gov. Jerry Brown to announce the approval of construction for three renewable energy projects on Bureau of Land Management land in Nevada and California, The Associated Press reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses complained to lawmakers Wednesday about Indian trade protectionism, contending that tariff and regulatory barriers are shutting out foreign firms despite the nation's market-opening reforms.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner's fire-prone lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, which also required extensive testing before it would allow the planes to fly passengers again.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The prolonged grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has forced some airlines to seek alternative arrangements, including renting other planes to fill gaps for the upcoming busy summer travel season.
Speaker John Boehner, seeking to rebut charges of presiding over a "do-nothing" Republican-run House, cited passage of energy and Keystone XL pipeline bills as legislative achievements, McClatchy News reports.
Although China's new air defense zone was the hot topic, President Xi Jinping told reporters after meeting in Beijing with Vice President Joe Biden that he sees climate change and energy security as 'pronounced global challenges', Reuters reports.
Anti-fracking activists planned to file a deluge of last-minute comments on a New York State proposal to lift a moratorium on storing liquefied natural gas, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled a program that will let local utilities borrow money from USDA's Rural Utilities Service and re-loan it to consumers for home energy efficiency projects, the Des Moines Register reports.
The Colorado Oil & Gas Association filed a lawsuit against the Colorado towns of Fort Collins and Lafayette that recently voted to place bans on hydraulic fracturing within city limits, The Associated Press reports