Greentech Media – A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would throw out Trump administration tariffs on imported solar products.
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.
Utility Dive – The promise of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 841 as a vehicle to accelerate the growth of energy storage could be dimmed or at least slowed down by pushback from state and utility interests.
Energy News Network – Stakeholders debating how to spend North Carolina’s Volkswagen settlement money want to max out the amount it can spend on electric vehicle charging stations — a rare instance of agreement among often-warring political factions.
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.
Reuters – The Trump administration rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient, opening up a long process to weaken current standards and putting California and the federal government on a collision course over vehicle emissions.
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.
Utility Dive – The California ISO's Board of Governors last week approved the grid operator's 2017-2018 Transmission Plan to maintain reliability, while canceling or modifying several previously approved projects to avoid $2.6 billion in future costs.
The Hill – Lawmakers grilled federal officials Thursday over why power is still not restored to all of Puerto Rico six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Climate Wire – Lawmakers are once again pushing U.S. EPA and other federal agencies to recognize the burning of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy source. But scientists say that could be a bad move for the climate.
The Hill – The Department of Energy is touting a new study as proof that coal use is key in order to keep houses lit and offices warm during major storm event.