By Zack Colman | 04/01/14 01:39 PM
The Senate Finance Committee Chairman released a bipartisan proposal for extending energy tax incentives Tuesday, but there was one key omission -- the wind energy production tax credit. The credit, which expired at the end of 2013 and also affects geothermal, biomass and other renewable...
By Zack Colman | 04/01/14 10:48 AM
Public health and environmental groups say the measure would save billions of dollars in medical costs and help blunt the effects of climate change, which could save money by reducing the intensity of extreme weather events linked to a warming planet.
By Zack Colman | 03/31/14 10:44 AM
Every continent has been affected by climate change, and the risks of not curbing greenhouse gas emissions that cause it will grow in the coming years, according to a comprehensive United Nations report. The latest iteration of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expanded on...
By Zack Colman | 03/28/14 12:39 PM
The White House took steps Friday toward issuing methane emissions regulations at hydraulic fracturing sites, a move that would slash greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of meeting President Obama's climate goals but will invite backlash from industry. The news is a victory for environmental...
By Zack Colman | 03/28/14 05:17 AM
Concern is growing at the Energy Department and on Capitol Hill about a combined $450 million of commitments made to two companies building next-generation nuclear reactors. The Energy Department entered into separate, five-year cost-share agreements with Charlotte, N.C.-based Babcock and...
By Zack Colman | 03/27/14 10:59 AM
That hair. Without question, it's the first thing people notice about Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Parted on the left, cut only by his wife, Naomi, the long gray mop resembles Gene Wilder's in "Young Frankenstein." And like Wilder's titular character, Moniz is prone to experimentation and risk.
By Zack Colman | 03/27/14 01:42 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency says a rule it proposed this week merely clarifies its existing authority over the nation's waterways. Republicans say it's "the biggest land grab in the history of the world," as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., called it.
By Zack Colman | 03/27/14 05:30 AM
The birds are putting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at "loggerheads." At issue is Jewell's December rejection of a congressionally approved land swap that would have permitted a 10-mile road to run through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska....
By Zack Colman | 03/26/14 07:23 PM
The White House endorsed expanding liquefied natural gas exports to Europe on Wednesday as part of a broad call for the continent to diversify its energy resources. "The situation in Ukraine proves the need to reinforce energy security in Europe and we are considering new collaborative efforts...
By Zack Colman | 03/25/14 05:19 AM
As Congress begins debating the export of natural gas, all eyes are on the Democrats. Three committees in the House and the Senate are scheduled to host hearings this week, beginning Tuesday, on whether the U.S. should send more natural gas abroad. The topic has been brewing on Capitol Hill...
By Zack Colman | 03/24/14 01:58 PM
The Energy Department approved a U.S. terminal to ship natural gas to nations without a free-trade agreement Monday, a move that comes amid escalating Washington pressure to expedite such projects.
By Zack Colman | 03/21/14 02:16 PM
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the political crisis in Ukraine may factor into Energy Department decisions on whether to approve natural gas export projects.
By Zack Colman | 03/21/14 01:34 PM
House Republicans will attempt to handcuff President Obama's ability to declare national monuments in a move that would blunt a White House pledge to protect more wilderness. A bill from Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, on the issue could come as early as next week, Doug Heye, a spokesman for House...
By Zack Colman | 03/21/14 12:27 PM
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee subpoenaed the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday for documents concerning a controversial Alaska mine, the Washington Examiner has learned, in a move that points to increasing scrutiny of the agency's intention to block the project....
By Zack Colman | 03/20/14 02:45 PM
Environmental groups are stepping up their opposition to natural gas exports after boosters in Congress and the energy industry helped propel the discussion early in the Ukraine crisis.
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