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New York Grid Remake Powers Forward with REV Policy Framework

New York Grid Remake Powers Forward with REV Policy Framework

Pushing forward on what some are calling “Utility 2.0,” New York on Thursday adopted a regulatory reform framework aimed in large part at paving the way for more cleaner, distributed energy on the grid. A whole host of factors is driving the state here: A post-Sandy desire to address climate-change risks, increasingly cheaper renewables, smart… Keep reading →

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Breaking Energy Startup Forum and Mixer Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Urban Future Lab 15 MetroTech Roadway Brooklyn, NY 11201 Additional details to follow soon.

Senate Votes On Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor, said in a recent op-ed that President Obama should use the Keystone XL pipeline as a bargaining chip in negotiating a broader climate deal with Canada. Canada is one of the USA’s most important allies and trading partners and most policy frameworks are closely aligned. But Canada is considered… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

By continuing to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama continues to elevate politics over the pipeline’s merits and symbolism over acting in the U.S. national interest. Instead of giving the go-ahead to a project that would create good, middle-class jobs, boost the national economy and strengthen America’s energy security, the president talks about preserving… Keep reading →

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

As the world marches toward December’s United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris climate summit, governments are determining what effort they will make to reduce emissions and address climate change. Countries are in the midst of implementing commitments through 2020, and they are now turning their attention to preparing what they will commit to… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

Continued growth of U.S. unconventional oil and gas production has made oil and gas exports attractive for industry. On February 10, 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued a report highlighting the significant decrease in light crude oil imports to the U.S. Gulf Coast area, with light-sweet crude imports virtually eliminated in 2014.  Since 2010,… Keep reading →

Surging Oil Industry Brings Opportunity To Rural California

  Samson Resources Corp., owned by private-equity firm KKR & Co., is working with restructuring advisers, as the steep decline in oil and gas prices complicates its efforts to stem losses and manage debts. “The Tulsa, Okla., company is working with law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s restructuring practice and Blackstone Group LP’s restructuring advisory… Keep reading →

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Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy… Keep reading →

Crude Oil Exports: A View from the 114th Congress

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The 114th Congress convened January 3 with energy at the top of its agenda. Both the House and the Senate kicked off the new session with approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. That was just the start. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the new Chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, has promised comprehensive energy legislation based on her Energy 2020 agenda.

Center For American Progress Hosts 10th Anniversary Conference

John Podesta, Counselor to the President, who oversees climate change and energy policy for the administration is departing the White House and will now be a top adviser to presumed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He discussed the administration’s efforts on climate policy in an interview with the Washington Post. “I think we’ve done a very,… Keep reading →

Let’s Talk About Solar Power And Equity

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We need to have “the talk” about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power can impact low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. We need to talk about “all the good things, and the bad things,… Keep reading →

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