Bloomberg – The Permian shale play is all about setting records. Now, the region may even become the world’s largest oil patch over the next decade.
Bloomberg – A bankrupt power generator’s plea for President Donald Trump to help saving money-losing power plants has drawn opposition from key administration officials, slowing action on the proposal, according to two people familiar with the deliberations.
AP News – President Donald Trump has courted coal miners and cast doubt on whether fossils fuel contribute to climate change, but that hasn’t translated into hostility for renewable energy — particularly offshore wind.
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.
Energy News Network – Michigan utility customers who put surplus electricity they generate back onto the power grid will be paid a lower, avoided-cost rate after June 1.
Scientific American / E&E News – Scott Pruitt suggested that US forests would offset potential carbon dioxide emissions released by burning wood for energy. But his controversial decision was rejected by critics as an unscientific step to help the forest industry.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, Exxon Mobil under investigation; the first wind turbine technician program for high school students starts in Texas; and GE plans to make largest wind turbine ever.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, cyber attacks shut down pipeline data systems; renewables could soon beat nuclear power; and hog waste used as energy source in North Carolina.
Pittsburgh Business Times – Beaver Valley Nuclear Operating Station, next to the site of the nation's first commercial nuclear power plant and a major employer in Beaver County, could close in 2021 under a plan announced late Wednesday by owners FirstEnergy Corp.
Inside Climate News – Just over two years after President Obama "permanently" withdrew areas of Alaska's Beaufort Sea to oil drilling, the Trump administration has proposed to resume leasing there in 2019.
The Daily Climate – The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that could have major ramifications for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the state: It states a company trespassed on a family's land by extracting natural gas from beneath their property while operating a fracking well next door.