Scientific American / E&E News – The Trump administration's plan to revoke California's ability to set its own clean car standards promises to ignite a monumental legal fight between a dozen states and the federal government.
The New York Times – The companies are trying to deal with what is shaping up as a major threat to their businesses: societal demands for a sharp curtailment of the consumption of the oil and gas that are the lifeblood of these organizations.
Utility Dive – The long-term strategy will be filed October 18 with regulators in the six states where PacifiCorp operates. It includes wind, solar+storage and construction of a 400-mile transmission line.
Office of Senator Susan Collins – US Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) wrote in strong opposition to the EPA's proposal to modify regulations to limit methane emissions from new, reconstructed, and modified sources in the oil and gas sector.
The New York Times – Target has very publicly embraced the renewable energy passions of its millennial-heavy consumer base and is adding rooftop solar panels to its stores to generate renewable electricity at a breathtaking pace.
The National Law Review – President Trump nominated James Danly, the current FERC General Counsel, to serve as a Republican Commissioner on FERC, with a term ending in 2023. Danly would fill the seat vacated by the passing of Chairman Kevin McIntyre.
Fast Company – Google just made the largest corporate renewable energy purchase in history, with 18 new energy deals around the world that will help build infrastructure worth more than $2 billion.
The Verge – Bezos said he expects 100,000 Rivian vans to be on the road by 2024. The first vans will hit the road in 2021, with prototypes possibly arriving as soon as 2020.
MIT Technology Review – New projects have stalled amid increasing regulatory uncertainty as states, their financially strained electricity distribution companies, and renewables developers squabble over contracts and payments.
Science – NIH scientists have identified a key factor they hadn't previously considered: the topics that black scientists want to study.
The Hill – The Smart Grid Advisory Committee that operated under the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was terminated on Sept. 30, the end of this fiscal year.
The Washington Post – Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries provide energy to mobile phones, pacemakers and electric cars.