Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, signed the nation's toughest hydraulic fracturing regulations into law, The Associated Press reports.
The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a budget plan that would cut Energy Department spending on renewable energy by $873 million, Politico reports.
A district judge in Montana rejected a bid from environmental groups to require regulation of methane emissions from oil and gas wells, E&E reports.
Financial disclosure forms reveal more than one-third of current senators have stake in the energy industry, E&E reports.
Energy Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith warned House lawmakers he is limited in what he can discuss at Tuesday's hearing on natural gas exports, The Hill reports.
President-elect Hassan Rowhani pledged to make Iran's nuclear program more transparent in an attempt to reduce foreign sanctions, Bloomberg reports.