"LAS VEGAS -- The robust and agressive takedown of part of Ukraine’s power grid by hackers served as a wakeup call for cyber experts and exposed just how much America does not know about foreign operatives’ ability to strike critical U.S. infrastructure."
Energy & Fuel
"A Pennsylvania judge has put a two-week hold on all drilling for a controversial pipeline construction project that’s had multiple spills and sparked complaints of well contamination."
"When the boss of Europe’s biggest listed oil company says his next car will be electric, it says a lot about the future of fossil fuels."
"New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government has announced."
"The same communities that fought for decades to protect California’s coast from offshore oil drilling have renewed their battle calls as the Trump administration considers opening 3,500 square miles of state waters to energy development."
"U.S. utility giant American Electric Power Co. is looking to invest $4.5 billion in a massive wind farm spread across Oklahoma’s panhandle and a new transmission line that will carry the power to customers."
"Ryan Zinke, a former member of the Navy SEALs and lifelong Montana outdoorsman who now heads the Interior Department, loves to compare himself to Theodore Roosevelt, the father of American conservation."
"U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars."
"Lawmakers have proposed dozens of energy and environmental amendments to a House spending package due on the floor this week, which could force votes on topics ranging from climate change to lightbulb efficiency."
"The House easily passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to expand sanctions on Russia and limit the Trump administration's ability to lift them. The legislation comes after lawmakers addressed a series of concerns oil and gas companies raised about the package, which they said would limit the extent to which American and Russian energy firms could interact."