The House and Senate are in recess for the Independence Day holiday before returning next week for the July work period.
Energy News Roundup: Vatican Hint At Fossil Fuel Divestment, Gazprom Halt Ukraine Supply & New Solar BreakthroughBy Conor O'Sullivan
The Vatican may consider divesting its holdings in fossil fuels without a categorical commitment, a Catholic church official has stated, despite Pope Francis’s call for bold action to fight climate change and global warming. “The statement – made at a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the pope’s recently released encyclical on the environment –… Keep reading →
Solid economic growth, low inflation, and comfortable international reserves offer a hopeful story line in a war-torn region, but continued chaos in Syria and Iraq will continue to threaten the kingdom’s stability. Jordan featured prominently in the June 20 commemoration of World Refugee Day — and for good reason. According to Jordanian authorities, Syrian refugees… Keep reading →
Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff put climate change at the top of their agenda, with the US and Brazil agreeing to obtain up to 20% of their electricity from renewable power by 2030. “Brazil also committed to restoring up to 12m hectares of forest – an area about the size of England or Pennsylvania –… Keep reading →
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Michigan v. EPA, reversing a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and holding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must consider costs of compliance before deciding whether to regulate hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) emitted from power plants.
On June 19, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a program establishing Phase 2 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal would enhance standards for vehicles currently regulated under Phase 1 and aims… Keep reading →
The U.S. Interior Department is out with its Economic Report for Fiscal Year 2014 – which doesn’t sound like it would be a whole lot of fun reading. But the report actually contains some pretty important bits of information. For example, you get a clear sense that Interior Department activities support jobs and economic growth,… Keep reading →