Information from the Department of Energy’s WINDExchange website divides the country up into regions rather than providing state-by-state breakdowns of information on wind energy, the Triangle Business Journal reports.
The University of Hawaii is getting a $3 million dollar Department of Energy grant to fund research into more efficient hydrogen production techniques that can get costs down below $4 a gallon, the Pacific Business News reports.
Days after Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed a measure to freeze the state’s green energy targets, he approved a bill that more than doubles the distance wind turbines have to be from a property line, the Plain Dealer reports.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is giving other companies open access to its patents to accelerate the development of electric vehicles.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Thursday the company will share several hundred patents and won't sue those who use them.
"If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal," Musk wrote in a blog on the company's Web site.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal to expand solar power in the nation may be derailed if the government moves ahead with his predecessor's plan for new duties on imported solar panels, Bloomberg reports.
International efforts to control emissions ahead of the next round of climate talks have been hit hard by Australia repealing its pioneering carbon tax, which has left Europe isolated in its efforts, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The decision about lifting the ban on crude exports should rest on what’s good for the overall economy, not just what’s good for refiners, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, told Platts Energy Week on Sunday.
Republicans used their weekly broadcast to attack President Obama’s climate policy, which they say amounts to a “war on coal.” This week the address was delivered by Rep. Steve Daines of Montana, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. John Walsh for his seat, The Hill reports.
Although Commerce Department moves to slap duties on Chinese solar products are preliminary, they have already triggered an increase in prices and appear to have helped companies like SolarCity and SolarWorld, The New York Times reports.
With violence and instability plaguing operations in less developed countries, the major oil companies are spending a greater percentage of their exploration and production budget in OECD nations where there is less risk to their returns, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Finding solar imports from China and Taiwan were being sold too cheaply on the U.S. market, the Commerce Department has imposed a new round of duties, more than doubling for some Chinese products while Taiwanese producers face having to pay an extra 44 percent, Reuters reports.
The proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants includes an incentive for development of regional systems for carbon trading, and top air regulators from Western states held a closed-door meeting last week to discuss the idea, Bloomberg reports.
A district court has rejected a ban on fracking imposed by the city of Longmont, in a ruling celebrated by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, but a coalition of environmental groups says it will appeal, E&E reports.