By Zack Colman | 02/19/14 02:25 PM
The Energy Department announced Wednesday that it is closing on a multibillion-dollar federal loan guarantee to help finance construction of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than three decades. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said his department will finalize $6.5...
By Zack Colman | 02/18/14 12:35 PM
Billionaire former hedge fund manager and climate activist Tom Steyer is planning to drop as much as $100 million to promote environmental positions in the 2014 elections, according to The New York Times. Steyer, a Democrat, has increasingly flexed his political muscle in the past year through...
By Zack Colman | 02/14/14 05:52 AM
Lawmakers in both chambers are raising alarms about a January cold snap that brought parts of the Mid-Atlantic perilously close to a major blackout. The polar vortex that swept through the country early last month pushed the PJM Interconnection, a regulatory entity that covers a swath of the...
By Zack Colman | 02/13/14 02:51 PM
The trade organization that represents investor-owned electric utilities and a prominent environmental group laid out a series of principles that would lay waste to the way U.S. utility companies have operated for more than a century. The recommendations put forth Wednesday by the Edison...
By Zack Colman | 02/12/14 01:03 PM
GOP members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are drafting a letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the new policy, Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., who chairs the panel's Energy and Power Subcommittee, told the Washington Examiner.
By Zack Colman | 02/11/14 01:22 PM
The Energy Department approved a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project Tuesday, a move that could soothe lawmakers' and industry worries that the Obama administration is moving too slowly on the proposals. The Sempra Energy-owned project in Louisiana is the sixth the Energy Department has...
By Zack Colman | 02/11/14 01:19 PM
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is set to be named the new chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday, giving her a perch to advance policies that promote the oil and gas industry.
By Zack Colman | 02/11/14 11:30 AM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said there's little chance that a nuclear waste bill she's co-sponsoring will make it to the finish line before the November midterm elections.
By Zack Colman | 02/11/14 08:22 AM
A long-simmering solar panel trade spat heated up Monday when the Obama administration launched a World Trade Organization complaint over Indian local-content requirements.
By Zack Colman | 02/10/14 03:26 PM
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, laid out broad energy proposals Monday at a Heritage Action event in Washington that he says he will roll into legislation. Monday's speech was the junior senator's first major foray into energy policy. The bill he outlined would incorporate many policies Republicans...
By Zack Colman | 02/10/14 01:42 PM
State lawmakers across the country are pushing bills and resolutions to nullify federal greenhouse gas emission rules for power plants based off a template adopted by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, according a Washington Examiner review.
By Zack Colman | 02/07/14 11:38 AM
Environmental groups are planning to target some lawmakers during the 2014 midterm campaigns for actions they say contributed to the 16-day federal government shutdown that shuttered national parks. The organizations will look to pressure lawmakers into maintaining parks funding during the...
By Zack Colman | 02/07/14 06:31 AM
At issue is the 25 outstanding applications to ship liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to nations with which the United States lacks a free-trade agreement. In such cases, the Energy Department must determine whether such shipments are in the national interest.
By Zack Colman | 02/06/14 04:41 PM
The White House on Thursday tapped Council on Environmental Quality chief of staff Mike Boots as its interim chairman. Boots will take over for outgoing chairwoman Nancy Sutley beginning Feb. 18. Taryn Tuss, a spokeswoman with the CEQ, said Boots "has been an integral part of every major...
By Zack Colman | 02/06/14 11:30 AM
House Democrats will amplify calls to combat climate change this year through an increased House floor and media presence, a group of them announced Thursday.
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