"Nearly 200 million acres of public lands, mostly in the West, could become prime generators of emissions-free electricity by extracting steam heat from the earth's core to drive electric turbines."
Energy & Fuel
"The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Thursday approved a funding plan for a major transmission project expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and deliver about 1,200 megawatts of Quebec power to New England."
The Cape Wind project to build a wind farm in Nantucket Sound won approval of a key permit from Massachusetts.
"A measure requiring utilities to generate a certain amount of electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, overcame a legislative hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday."
Gasoline prices are creeping back upward, but more American drivers are expected to hit the roads this Memorial Day than last year.
"For the first time, the government will enact a national limitation on car emissions, President Barack Obama announced" Monday.
"Solar panels and wind turbines get most of the buzz, but it's far easier and cheaper to save energy than it is to make more of it."
"The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will attempt to finish marking up comprehensive energy legislation this week, including a renewable electricity standard... ."
"President Obama will announce tough new nationwide rules for automobile emissions and mileage standards on Tuesday, embracing standards that California has sought to enact for years over the objections of the auto industry and the Bush administration."