President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

The American Action Forum, a center right think-tank, have revealed date showing that the Obama administration finalized 275 energy and environment regulations between 2009 and 2014, with the price tag of each regulation averaging $1.75 billion. “And that doesn’t even consider the paperwork companies will have to complete. AAF data shows that Obama’s energy regulations have burdened Americans with 24.3 million paperwork hours. That means every year, Americans have to complete an additional 3.95 million hours of paperwork because of energy regulations.

Now, $460 billion is a huge price tag, but most of the administration’s regulatory costs come from some 29 regulations that each cost $1 billion or more. The two most expensive finalized rules were imposed by the EPA to fight global warming.” [The Daily Caller]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie outlined his vision for tax and regulation reform, a national energy strategy and other policy changes that constitute his economic plan on Tuesday. “Christie delivered a speech on the economy in Manchester Tuesday afternoon.

Christie — whose presidential ambitions have been marred by falling poll numbers and the indictment of his former aides and allies over the Bridgegate scandal. His comprehensive energy strategy calls for constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, lifting the ban on crude-oil experts and expanding research into new technologies.” [CBS]

SolaRoad, a solar bike initiative lauched in Holland last November to test a bike path that generates energy through solar cells embedded in the concrete may be taken on by international partners. “It sounds like an outlandish idea, but it’s apparently paying off very quickly. The company has revealed that its road has generated much more energy than expected — it produced 3,000kWh of electricity in the space of just six months, or enough to power a single person’s home for a year.

That doesn’t sound like much, but SolaRoad notes that its path only covers a 230-foot stretch in a Dutch village. You’d get a lot more energy from longer, wider roads.” [Engadget]