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.
The Hill – Revelations about Russian cyberattacks on the US energy grid are sparking new fears in Washington about the growing threat to the energy sector.
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.
Utility Dive – Domestic energy programs were targets for some of the steepest cuts in Trump's budget proposal. The omnibus spending bill turns that proposal on its head, increasing funds for a number of offices Trump proposed to cut.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new policies cost oil and gas jobs; as gasoline demand falls, petrochemicals rise; and new acoustic lighthouses could stop bird deaths in wind turbines.
The rise of electric vehicles and energy storage is contributing to turbulence in lithium, cobalt and nickel pricing, new research suggests.
Greentech Media – Friday was the deadline for independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) to respond to FERC’s initial 18 questions about resilience.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, college republican propose carbon tax; Exxon tries to create biofuels on massive scale; and Tesla and Uber try to boost electric vehicles.
Houston Chronicle – Energy Secretary Rick Perry attacked climate change policy, arguing global efforts to shift away from fossil fuels were "immoral" by denying developing nations the plentiful, cheap energy needed to lift people out of poverty.
Greentech Media – The US energy storage market is no longer in its infancy. One hundred megawatt-hours of grid-connected energy storage were deployed in the fourth quarter of the year, marking 1,080 cumulative megawatt-hours deployed between 2013 and 2017.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, government scales back on help to Puerto Rico; Hawaii's largest solar and storage system begins construction; and lower oil prices could cause problems for Saudi Arabia.