A federal judge in San Francisco ordered President Trump's administration on Thursday to end a one-year delay on rules developed to combat climate change by tightening energy-efficiency standards for portable air conditioners, building heaters and other appliances.
While there's no disagreement that electrification of the transportation system can help utilities better use the grid to the benefit of all consumers, policymakers in Missouri and elsewhere have tied themselves in knots trying to figure out the appropriate role for monopoly utilities.
The leading lobby for the electric utility industry and a prominent environmental group today issued a joint statement in support of an "accelerating" clean energy transition that is defined by energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and empowering states and customers.
The Department of Energy allowed millions of dollars slated for a Texas carbon capture project to be used improperly for lobbying, alcohol, travel and "social" expenses, the agency's inspector general said in an audit released today.
No-till farming started as a way to keep costs down for conventional farmers in danger of losing their land. Now it has become a subculture and a way of life for outsider farmers all over rural America.