Administrator Scott Pruitt

The Climate Report – Spring 2018

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

A new version of EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory shows a decline in U.S. total net greenhouse gas emissions of roughly 12 percent from 2005 to 2016

Drought Dries Up California Groundwater Sources

“It’s so clean I’d drink it.” Travel to any recent conference or trade show on produced water management and there’s a good chance you’ll hear this line or something similar. I’ve heard it myself, alongside claims that a patented treatment delivers water that’s “fresh” or “meets drinking water standards.” This sort of talk is on… Keep reading →

Rapeseed Blooms Across The UK

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced that it will fund 87 new projects across 34 states, totalling nearly $13 million in funding

Respecting Human Rights In The Energy And Natural Resources Sector

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How does the responsibility to respect human rights apply to companies operating in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector?

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

Renewable energy, and its role in energy future, is an intense topic that spans across all corners of the energy spectrum. For example, our recent Mexican Energy Series featured a lively discussion of whether Mexico is on course for the 2024 target of 35% renewable energy, and what this pledge means for the country. Each year, as… Keep reading →

Energy Newsletter – May 2018

Drought Dries Up California Groundwater Sources

The Ninth Circuit and Fourth Circuit have joined a growing number of lower courts finding that the Clean Water Act regulates discharges to groundwater that serves as a conduit between a point source and waters of the United States.

Currents – Energy Industry Insights – April 2018 #4

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new regulation that would restrict the kinds of scientific studies the agency can use when it develops policies, a move critics say will permanently weaken the agency’s ability to protect public health.

Kuwait Promises To Increase Oil Production In Case  Of War

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual update to the 2016 U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGI) yesterday, showing a slight decrease in total greenhouse gas emissions from 2015 to 2016. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas and the main constituent of natural gas, is responsible for roughly a quarter of global warming we see… Keep reading →

Australian Electricity Prices Surge 50 Percent In Five Years

President Trump’s infrastructure plan includes a number of important proposals.

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

The EPA has been ordered to respond to a petition by Connecticut under § 126(b) of the Clean Air Act.

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