Energy & Fuel

Author Of DOE Grid Study Describes Being Pressured To Fault Regulations

"When Energy Secretary Rick Perry set out this year to prove that Obama-era regulations were killing coal plants and undermining grid reliability, he turned to a veteran energy consultant from his home state of Texas to write the report."

Source: Forbes, 11/13/2017

"Trump’s Chinese Gas Deal Raises Ethics Issues for Wilbur Ross"

"On Sunday, thanks to a consortium of investigative journalists, the public learned that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross never fully divested himself of ownership in a big global shipping company — one with ties to Russia’s rulers — when he joined President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. But new reporting by NBC News shows that Ross’ potential conflicts of interest go even further."

Source: NBC News, 11/13/2017

"La Niña Is Here. What Does That Mean For Our Winter?"

"La Niña, the cooler sibling of El Niño, is here. The La Niña climate pattern — a natural cycle marked by cooler-than-average ocean water in the central Pacific Ocean — is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially during the late fall, winter and early spring."

Source: USA TODAY, 11/10/2017

Murkowski Bill Directs At Least 2 Major Lease Sales In Arctic Refuge

"Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) released legislation Wednesday that would open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling for the first time in a generation by calling for at least two major lease sales over the next decade."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2017

Top Trump Environmental Pick Has ‘Many Questions’ About Climate Change

"Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s pick to serve as his top White House environmental official, told the Senate Wednesday that she had doubts about the link between human activity and climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 11/09/2017

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