In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, hundreds of U.S. mayors oppose Trump's reversal of Clean Power Plan; company building nuclear reactors faked inspections; and possible financial incentives to boost smart grid.
The New York Times – Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Now, the country is trying to tie its future to another natural resource it has in abundance: sunlight.
Utility Dive – This year's winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) gave state regulators the uncommon opportunity to hear from all five regulators on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the space of just a few days.
Power– The Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget request released February 12 asks for more money to support fossil fuel-based power systems, but seeks funding below current levels for other energy initiatives, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.
CleanTechnica – Navigant Research has published new figures which show a total of 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind energy capacity was installed in 2017, bringing the cumulative capacity up to almost 17 GW, with another 7.9 GW in the pipeline.