By Zack Colman | 09/19/14 12:42 PM
Taking bold action domestically on climate change will help the United States leverage similar commitments from other countries, said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.
By Zack Colman | 09/18/14 04:19 PM
White House officials said President Obama will make commitments to address climate change at Tuesday's United Nations climate summit to show other nations that his administration intends to lead on the issue.
By Zack Colman | 09/18/14 12:34 PM
The League of Conservation Voters plans to spend a "majority" of the $25 million it has raised for the November elections on its Senate ground game, largely by targeting 1.5 million "drop-off voters" who typically don't participate in midterm elections and tend to be younger, Hispanic and female.
By Zack Colman | 09/18/14 08:27 AM
The move comes ahead of Tuesday's United Nations climate summit in New York. The White House said the new measures would eliminate 300 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, or the equivalent of the one year's worth of carbon emissions from 60 million cars.
By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 11:28 PM
Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs.
By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 04:52 PM
The expansion of the Panama Canal would allow passage of larger ships carrying nearly a quarter more crude oil through the route, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 04:34 PM
Rhea Suh, Interior's assistant secretary of policy, management and budget, will take over for outgoing president Frances Beinecke in January.
By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 03:03 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., praised his Republican counterpart, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, for supporting at least a one-year extension for the incentives, which are given to wind, biomass, geothermal and other energy sources.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 11:45 PM
House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 03:56 PM
Stephen G. Burns and Jeffery M. Baran are the newest members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after earning votes of 60-40 and 56-44, respectively. The move brings the commission's split to three Democrats -- chairwoman Allison Macfarlane being the other one -- and two Republicans.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 01:52 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 10:12 AM
Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 09:00 AM
A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.
By Zack Colman | 09/15/14 10:31 PM
At issue is "net metering," a subsidy in 44 states that pays solar-using customers for excess power they sell back to the utility.
By Zack Colman | 09/15/14 05:33 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its review of a proposed coal export terminal in Oregon, a decision that comes a month after the state rejected a permit needed for the project.
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