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Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Insight for Industry – Capital-Intensive Wind Energy Projects Will Rely on Streamlined Processes and Supportive Policies Continued wind industry growth depends on near- and long-term actions that can facilitate continued cost reductions, add transmission capacity, and streamline permitting activities to complement government policies. Domestic wind deployment has increased in recent years despite low natural gas… Keep reading →

Electric power lines

U.S. energy markets overseen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2014 were impacted by extreme weather and changes in the mix of electric generation resources, according to a report by Commission staff.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Some important context to the new federal hydraulic fracturing rule announced by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The chart below shows the recent trend in federal onshore energy development: It’s not an inspiring picture. Since BLM deals with onshore energy, let’s look at oil and natural gas output together, measured in barrels of oil… Keep reading →

Wildlife Reserves Singapore Prepare To Open River Safari Attraction

Republican Congressmen have opened up a new line of attack on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by drawing attention to the threat the plan could cause to manatees who enjoy the warm water discharged from one of Florida’s biggest coal fired power plants. Manatees, Florida’s state marine mammal, are gentle, slow-moving, herbivorous creatures commonly called… Keep reading →

Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Possible Target of Terror

Is this decision a calling card for the post-Peevey CPUC?  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made a proposed decision on Friday that denied approval of a new gas-fired power plant in the coastal Southern California city of Carlsbad. According to the PUC, approval for the plant was denied because the utility, San Diego Gas… Keep reading →

RFS Hearing And Legislation

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On February 25, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Environment and the Economy held a joint hearing on “The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA Budget.”

US Army V Corps To Leave Europe For Afghanistan

When the U.S. military calls climate change a “threat multiplier” and “a serious threat to national security,” it makes anyone stand up and pay attention. From direct land impacts and food and water shortages, to the displacement of millions of people, climate change is not taken lightly by our armed forces. Earlier this week, two… Keep reading →

Obama Hosts White House Tribal Nations Conference In Washington

The White House transmitted its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to Congress on February 2, 2015. Overall, the budget includes over $7.4 billion in funding for clean energy technology programs across the federal agencies.

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