While some solar companies are sanguine about the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission decision to close net metering programs to new customers, the head of the local Sierra Club chapter slammed the move, Pacific Business News reports.
The oil industry is seeking to highlight its investments in greenhouse gas emissions reductions as the Environmental Protection Agency begins soliciting public input on regulations to cut methane emissions by as much as 45 percent over the next decade.
In a report released Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute touted $90 billion in total industry GHG mitigation investment from 2000 to 2014. The investments included renewable energy technology, efficiency upgrades, methane and carbon capture efforts and increased use of cleaner-burning fuels.
President Barack Obama could send a strong message to the international community on climate change and short-circuit some of the most controversial energy debates currently raging if he moves to unilaterally block new fossil fuel development on federal land, a coalition of environmental groups argues.
In a letter set to be sent to Obama Tuesday, the signers—who include leaders of the Sierra Club, 350.org, and the Center for Biological Diversity—argue that he has the “clear authority” to immediately block new leases.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four environmental groups want an appeals court to let them intervene in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over contaminated sites across the state.
New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel said Monday the groups are seeking additional natural resources damages.
The Sierra Club has sent a letter to Microsoft, Verizon and other corporations urging them to quit the National Association of Manufacturers because of the group’s lobbying against rules lowering ozone levels, National Journal reports.
Four environmental groups plan to launch a multi-million-dollar ad campaign against four Republican senators up for reelection in 2016 who opposed carbon regulations: Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, The Hill reports.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.
Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV Energy and the California Department of Water Resources are earmarked for a community health wellness center on the nearby Moapa Band of Paiute Indians reservation, attorney Robert Wiygul said Thursday.
The federal government and a Midwest utility on Wednesday announced a Clean Air Act settlement that would phase out coal use at five plants in Iowa and prevent the restart of a sixth, a development that environmentalists celebrated as marking the 200th coal plant closure nationwide since 2010.
The proposed settlement between the Environmental Protection Agency, the Justice Department and Interstate Power and Light, an Alliant Energy subsidiary, would have the company install pollution controls at its two remaining Iowa coal-fired plants, pay a $1.1 million penalty, and invest $6 million in environmental mitigation projects.
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., once seen as an ally for his vote in favor of cap-and-trade, is now among the top electoral targets for environmental groups in next year's election after he voted to block EPA carbon rules in a Senate funding bill, The Hill reports.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.