Science – President Trump announced that he will nominate a senior official at the Department of Energy’s technology commercialization program, and a former member of the White House staff under President Obama, to lead the department’s $6 billion Office of Science.
Savannah Now – The same week that the EPA announced in Cochran, Ga., it will treat wood pellets as a carbon-neutral fuel, a new report raises concerns about the local pollution emitted by the wood pellet industry, showing Georgia to be stricter than other states in controlling that pollution.
The Associated Press – A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration’s sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird.
The Washington Post – The Trump administration has drafted a proposal that would freeze fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles starting in 2021 and challenge California’s ability to set its own fuel-efficiency rules.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, takeaways from North Carolina State's Energy Conference; FERC order opens door for more energy storage; and Advanced Microgrid Solutions' Hybrid-Electric building open.
The Associated Press – North Carolina’s attorney general on Wednesday challenged regulators for allowing Duke Energy to start charging consumers hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up coal ash dumps and add a potential profit margin.