Reuters — By 2020 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. will run entirely on renewable energy.
Robot Rabbi — A new lithium battery was invented that is less flammable, cheaper, and longer lasting.
US Department of Energy — The DOE and NCI aims to develop next-generation supercomputing technology and accelerate cancer research to enable precision medicine.
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.
The Hill – Lawmakers grilled officials Tuesday over efforts to restore power to Puerto Rico after last year's devastating hurricanes.
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.
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.