Greentech Media – The US solar industry breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Chinese-made solar cells and modules were not included on a list of products that could be subject to new Trump administration tariffs. Inverters were also absent.
Greentech Media – JinkoSolar has confirmed plans to invest $50 million into a factory in Florida. It's the first move by a Chinese PV giant to invest in US manufacturing in response to the Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported solar products.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, and interview with Gina McCarthy; modernization of the US power grid; and oil giants deny contribution to global warming.
Las Vegas Review-Journal – Energy Secretary Rick Perry appeared before a Senate panel where he laid out his department’s $30 billion budget that includes $120 million to revive licensing of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository plus implement interim storage at other sites.
Knox News – The spill at the TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant in the Swan Pond community was the nation’s worst and was deemed by TVA’s Office of the Inspector General as TVA’s fault, in part for treating coal ash like it was garbage in a kitchen.
The Press of Atlantic City – Bipartisan legislation to ban offshore drilling in state waters and to prohibit infrastructure there from supporting drilling in federal waters off New Jersey, was approved 37-0 on Monday by the state Senate.
New Hampshire Union Leader – The New England power grid will soon become the first in the country to include renewable generation as part of the bidding process by power supply owners to provide energy three years down the road.
Ars Technica – Last week's ARPA-E summit was full of big ideas about the future of energy, and nowhere was that more evident than on the summit's show floor. Dozens of academic institutions and companies set up booths to show off what they had been working on with their grant money.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, government cuts renewable budget; Santee Cooper electricity rates to rise; and Trans-Alaskan Pipeline fights millions of cyber attacks.
InsideClimate News – Nine months after oil starting flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has challenged the adequacy of leak detection technology used by pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners.