Senator Shaheen: “If we can’t do this, it’s going to be very difficult to do anything else on energy policy.” It’s been more than five years since Congress passed a national energy bill. But that doesn’t mean legislators stopped trying. There have been four attempts from Democrats to introduce a national renewable energy standard, with no traction… Keep reading →
Proposed amendments to Mexico’s constitution that would open up the country’s energy sector to foreign investment stand a good chance of passing, thanks to a pressing need for revenues and a well-staged political campaign. But the follow-up legislation that sets the tone for foreign investment will be critical to the success of efforts to revitalize… Keep reading →
Virginia may become the first state to actually have an operating offshore wind farm in the water. While approval from the U.S. Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers is yet to be given, the state could have a 479-foot tall in the water and under test about three miles off Cape Charles on the state’s eastern shore by late next year.
In February, the Interior Department said environmental reviews for wind energy areas off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia did not foresee any “significant environmental impacts” from offshore wind farms. Keep reading →