More Zack Colman Articles

  • Wind energy credit excluded from Senate Finance Committee proposal

    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...

  • EPA sends proposed emissions rule for existing power plants to White House

    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.

  • Climate change hits 'all continents and across the oceans,' UN report says

    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...

  • White House takes step toward regulating fracking emissions

    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...

  • Company stumbles have Energy Dept., Capitol Hill worried about $450 million nuclear program

    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...

  • The 'wacky scientist' Ernest Moniz brings his unusual style to Energy Department

    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.

  • House Republicans lay into EPA 'land grab'

    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.

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski excoriates Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Alaska road decision

    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....

  • White House embraces natural gas exports

    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...

  • Congress takes up natural gas exports, with focus on the Democrats

    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...

  • Energy Department OKs natural gas export project

    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.

  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: Geopolitical concerns will matter in natural gas exports

    Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the political crisis in Ukraine may factor into Energy Department decisions on whether to approve natural gas export projects.

  • House GOP to take aim at Obama's monument declarations

    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...

  • House Oversight Committee subpoenas EPA for Pebble Mine documents

    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....

  • Environmental groups gearing up for battle over natural gas exports

    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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