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Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of the Interior has auctioned the rights to lease nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for potential offshore wind energy development.

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

The FY 2015 budget plan proposes $27.9B in DOE funding, reiterating President Obama’s commitment to a low-carbon future and energy infrastructure resilience. President Barack Obama’s FY 2015 budget plan released on March 4, 2014 allocates $27.9B for the Department of Energy (DOE), a 2.6 percent increase from the 2014 enacted level. It reflects DOE reorganization… Keep reading →

Cabinets From Both UK And Scottish Governments Meet In North East Scotland

The US Department of Interior released today an Environmental Impact Statement regarding US East Coast offshore seismic surveys, which constitute early-stage oil & gas exploration. The east coast has been off limits to oil companies for 30 years, but a favorable EIS could presage permitting activity. A Record of Decision would be the next step… Keep reading →

Anti-Fracking Activists Rally In Washington

President Barack Obama came into Tuesday’s State of the Union address with some pretty compelling environmental credentials. On his watch, the U.S. has led the world in cutting carbon emissions, the use of renewables has dramatically expanded, and the Obama White House has consistently pushed to raise taxes and increase regulation on the oil and… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The House Natural Resources Committee has advanced a bill aimed to protect states’ rights in regulating hydraulic fracturing and prevent duplicative federal regulations. On July 31, 2013, the House Natural Resources Committee approved the Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728) aimed to prevent duplicative hydraulic fracturing regulations on federal lands… Keep reading →

"Escape Plan" Comic-Con Screening And Red Carpet

“I’ve fracked wells before.” – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. [National Journal] Former UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, who was recently released from jail after serving part of a sentence for “perverting the course of justice”, has been named chairman of Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy’s European business. [The Guardian] There’s a National Clean Energy Summit being… Keep reading →

In this latest installment of the US Department of Interior’s weekly video series “This Week at Interior,” Sally Jewell speaks about coming on board as the 51st Secretary of the Interior.

The Department manages energy leases on federal land both onshore and offshore, in addition to numerous other energy-related responsibilities. Keep reading →

In this video, the US Department of Interior highlights outgoing Secretary Salazar touring five new national monuments designated by President Obama; the Secretary bids an emotional farewell at a ceremony at the Department of the Interior; and the Obama Administration releases a new national strategy to fight climate change by preserving our natural resources.

Salazar is stepping down and President Obama has nominated Sally Jewell to take his place. Jewell is president and chief executive of outdoor recreation company REI and worked as an oil field engineer earlier in her career. The Department manages the country’s energy resources located on federal lands both onshore and offshore. Keep reading →