Energy & Fuel

"Donald Trump, in Louisiana, Says He Will End Energy Regulation"

"President-elect Donald J. Trump promised on Friday that his administration would strip away 'job-killing restrictions' on energy production and encourage the construction of refineries in the United States, as he campaigned for Republican candidates in a state heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry."

Source: NY Times, 12/12/2016

"Offshore Wind Project to Go Live as Industry Eyes Trump"

"In a few days, the water-bound wind turbines off of Rhode Island’s Block Island are expected to generate electricity commercially for the first time, and New Englanders are set to become the first in U.S. history to use electric power generated from an offshore wind turbine."

Source: Climate Central, 12/09/2016

Clean Energy ‘Moving Forward’ Despite Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Experts Say

"President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice of a fossil-fuel advocate and climate-change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency comes at a moment when the American energy market has already shifted away from the most polluting fossil fuels, driven more by investors and economics than by federal regulations."

Source: NY Times, 12/09/2016

"Speaker’s Office: No Energy Bill This Year"

"Lawmakers negotiating an energy reform package have run out of time to come to a deal. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office said Wednesday that Congress will not pass an energy reform bill this session, scrapping two years of work lawmakers had hoped would yield the first major energy package in a decade."

Source: The Hill, 12/08/2016

"EPA Made Changes To Fracking Study After White House Meeting"

"U.S. EPA's contentious assertion that hydraulic fracturing hasn't caused 'widespread, systemic' problems with drinking water was added shortly after agency officials met with Obama White House officials to discuss 'messaging,' according to documents obtained by public radio reporters."

Source: EnergyWire, 12/06/2016

"Mexico Safeguards Vast Stretches of Coast, Deep Ocean"

"Much of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Baja coast and deep ocean are to become protected areas, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday at the opening of the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity being held in Cancun this week and next."

Source: ENS, 12/06/2016


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