Energy, Interior secretaries tout Trump's 'world changing' energy tactics
The secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Energy and the Interior said the Trump administration is making major changes to energy development and rolling back regulations in a way that they claim is empowering the nation economically.
Federal appeals court agrees EPA improperly revoked 1997 ozone rule
A federal appeals court denied a complaint by California's South Coast Air Quality Management District targeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. But the court partially upheld a related challenge brought by environmental groups involving the revocation of the previous ozone standard.
Calif. energy system must change to meet climate goals, report says
Meeting California's climate goals will require a "fundamental transformation" of its energy system to finally move away from fossil fuels, a new report said.
Critics say Ore. cap-and-trade bill still problematic
An offer to break up implementation of a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program in Oregon does not appear to have won over critics of the proposal.
Ore. lawmakers look for emissions cap now, develop trade program later
Oregon lawmakers behind a bill to create a cap-and-trade program aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions offered an amendment that essentially breaks the existing plan into two parts.
Fla. Senate passes bill to streamline transmission approval
The Florida Senate on Feb. 21 passed a bill to streamline the transmission approval process, sending it to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott as the first energy-related measure of the 2018 legislative session.
As Wash. carbon tax bill moves ahead, 2 neighboring states object
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed carbon tax cleared another hurdle Feb. 22, getting the backing of a second Senate committee.
Conn. renewable energy credit prices tumble; NJ solar credits rebound
Connecticut renewable energy credit prices declined several dollars, while solar and nonsolar REC markets in neighboring New Jersey were varied.
Republican lawmaker probes EPA chief's 1st-class travel
The chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee has asked the EPA for more information regarding Administrator Scott Pruitt's first-class and business-class travel.
Consumers Energy to slash carbon emissions by 80%, phase out coal by 2040
Consumers Energy Co. laid out plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80%, phase out of coal power generation by 2040, and to source 40% of its energy from renewables and energy storage instead.