"Government subsidies to American energy companies are generous enough to ensure that almost half of new investments in untapped domestic oil projects would be profitable, creating incentives to keep pumping fossil fuels despite climate concerns, according to a new study."
Economy & Business
"As he did nearly a year ago to win the presidency, Donald Trump has done the seemingly impossible and brought together disparate coalitions of unlikely interests. This week, it happened again when Trump managed to unite an unlikely band of fossil-fuel and renewable-energy advocates."
"For lunch on April 26, Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, dined with top executives from Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest coal-burning electric utilities, at Equinox, a white-tablecloth favorite of Washington power brokers."
"The city’s rise as a global innovation city reflects decades of investment in emerging technology, a new Brookings report says."
"U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to attempt to keep the nation’s struggling coal and nuclear power plants open by rewarding them for contributing to the resilience of the electric grid, the Department of Energy said on Friday."
"The technology, billed as a central pillar of the Steel City’s future, may be creating more economic anxiety than anything else."
"Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chartered a flight from Las Vegas to near his home in Montana this summer aboard a plane owned by oil-and-gas executives, internal documents show."
A new technology for coating the inside of lead service pipes could save homeowners money and make expensive replacement unnecessary. It is being tested.
"A new report warns of a high price tag on the impacts of global warming, from storm damage to health costs. But solutions can provide better value, the authors say."
"The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled [Friday] that imported solar panels and modules are causing 'serious injury' to U.S. manufacturers, giving President Trump the final say about tariffs in a high-profile case that could unravel the American solar industry."