Energy & Fuel

"China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity"

"China is canceling plans to build more than 100 coal-fired power plants, seeking to rein in runaway, wasteful investment in the sector while moving the country away from one of the dirtiest forms of electricity generation, the government announced in a directive made public this week."

Source: NY Times, 01/19/2017

Tracking Committee Leaders for 115th Congress

To help keep tabs on the newly seated 115th Congress and its gate-keepers of energy and environment law, the latest TipSheet offers a checklist of committee leadership. Plus, a closer look at three key Senate panels, likely agendas and new leadership, such as Senate Energy Committee Chair John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (shown in photo).

"Wisconsin Tribe Votes to Evict Oil Pipeline From Its Reservation"

"The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in northern Wisconsin voted not to renew an easement for a major oil and gas pipeline that passes through its reservation. In the wake of the successful protest against the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota, this decision is the latest example of Native American tribes using sovereignty rights to oppose fossil fuel projects."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/17/2017

Wyoming Bill Would Prevent Utilities From Using Clean Energy

"While many U.S. states have mandates and incentives to get more of their electricity from renewable energy, Republican legislators in Wyoming are proposing to cut the state off from its most abundant, clean resource—wind—and ensuring its continued dependence on coal."

Source: InsideClimate News, 01/16/2017

"New Pipeline Protest Models Itself On Dakota Access Fight"

"A new front has opened in the fight against the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The battleground this time is rural west Texas, where a small, yet intense opposition to building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has gained force in recent days."

Source: Huffington Post, 01/13/2017

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