President Barack Obama on Friday ordered cabinet officials to do more to cut red tape standing in the way of renewable electricity transmission, including better use of "energy corridors" across public lands.
In a memorandum, Obama called for the creation of an integrated federal pre-application process to identify potential land use conflicts, and for cooperative siting agreements with states and tribes.
The Interior Department on Tuesday scheduled the nation's first offshore wind lease sale next month, a move deemed historic by Secretary Sally Jewell but chided by a key Republican senator as a potential giveaway.
Jewell said the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management would conduct the sale July 31 for development rights on 164,750 acres on the Outer Continental Shelf off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
BEIJING (AP) — China's new leader Xi Jinping will confer with President Barack Obama next month in California, months earlier than expected, as both sides seek to stem a drift in relations, troubled by issues from cyberspying to North Korea.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) — It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America's green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm's spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground.
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline worry that the naming of project opponent John Podesta as an energy and climate adviser to President Obama could impact a final approval decision, National Journal reports.
OPEC's crude oil production fell below its 30 million barrel-a-day ceiling in November as Saudi Arabia cut output, resulting in the organization's lowest production level since May 2011, Bloomberg reports.
The European Parliament approved a plan aimed at addressing an oversupply of permits in the European Union's carbon market by delaying the allotment of one-third of new permits over the next three years, The New York Times reports.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, an organization of nine Northeast states cooperating on emissions reduction, moved to lower the existing cap for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants for next year, The Associated Press reports.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy praised the "urgency" of China's efforts to combat climate change and called for cooperation with the U.S., according to her prepared remarks for a speech in Beijing, The Washington Post reports.
Following the example of the World Bank and the United States, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said it would no longer finance coal-fired energy projects in Europe and Asia except in rare circumstances, Bloomberg reports.
Duke Energy submitted a nearly $1.2 billion decommissioning plan for the shuttered Crystal River plant in Florida to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, projecting the effort will take 60 years to complete, the Tampa Bay Times reports.