Reuters – The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby like counting ethanol exports toward annual biofuels quotas.
The New York Times – Hoover Dam helped transform the American West. Now it is the focus of a new challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future.
Cleveland.com / The Plain Dealer – Lingering fears about the impact of a Lake Erie wind farm on birds and bats appears to be the only remaining hurdle to building the first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project.
The Vindicator – An energy policy proposed by the Trump administration could derail plans for new natural gas plants and send companies running from Ohio.
Bloomberg – A US judge threw out New York’s lawsuit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change.
Reuters – A decade of inaction by the Republican Party on climate legislation will end next week when one its own offers a carbon tax bill, which is sure to fail in the House of Representatives.
Houston Chronicle – The American Petroleum Institute, the industry's largest lobbying group, said that it was disappointed in the White House's decision to deny an exemption request for tariffs "on imported steel used in certain parts of oil and natural gas industry operations."
Bloomberg – The Trump administration plans to open an investigation into whether uranium imports are harming national security, a move that could lead to tariffs on foreign shipments of the metal.
CNN Money — The Permian Basin in Texas has an oilfield that is rapidly growing at a rate faster that oil companies can keep up with it.
Scientific American — Energy's digitalization could reduce climate change by using clean energy. However, policy would need to be put in place in order to protect from any cyber attacks.
Bloomberg – The natural gas industry is on a mission to prove it can keep up with the green energy industry, whose price reductions are starting to become a competitive threat to fossil fuels.