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Renewable Energy Update – August 2017 #3

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Two solar manufacturers are begging the federal government for help, arguing that without protection from a flood of cheap imports, the United States risks losing its own domestic solar industry.

What Does The Future Hold For The Renewable Fuel Standard?

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

The Renewable Fuel Standard is one of many policies facing an uncertain future as power changes hands in the federal government.

Energy Policy In The Trump Era: Part 2

Climate Protection - Photo Illustrations

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment and climate change.

We Don’t Do Green


I cringed when I read this quote, attributed to a senior military representative in Scientific American. I understood what he was trying to say, but the sound bite could easily be misinterpreted. The Department of Defense (DoD) most certainly “does green,” and it has for some time now. At the highest level of leadership, there… Keep reading →

The University of Tromso's research vess

A couple of important points on Arctic energy development from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska at an event hosted recently by CSIS: The biggest obstacle to U.S. development of its Arctic energy reserves is the U.S. Development of Arctic energy resources will occur regardless of whether the United States engages in it. A discussion of… Keep reading →

A man walks outside a newly launched 670

Movoto, a real estate agency blog offering details about moving to and living in various cities has compiled a series of comprehensive lists on the location of power plants within the United States. The lists break down the type of energy source for power plants across the country – fossil fuel, nuclear and renewables. The… Keep reading →

China Energy Saving, Emissions Reduction and New Energy Science & Technology Expo

Chinese renewable energy entrepreneur Li Hejun has officially become a billionaire, thanks to a sharp rise in the market value of his company, Hanergy Solar Group. “Solar energy entrepreneurs and investors in China have been upbeat about the industry’s prospects after the government recently announced higher-than-expected prices will be paid for solar power.” [Forbes] The… Keep reading →

The U.S. Treasury has always been a place where people could find something green, but this time the term is not referring to money. The U.S. Treasury building has obtained a green environmental designation, probably the oldest federal building to earn one. It has reduced its operating costs by $3.5 million annually as a result.

Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

The oil and gas industry is facing a traffic jam of federal regulators rushing to regulate hydraulic fracturing, and industry representatives says the Obama administration needs to do more to consolidate new rulemaking. Keep reading →