Policy News

 

  • November 30, 2011
  • Clean-Energy Funding to Drop After Obama Grant Program Ends
  • Bloomberg, Andrew Herndon
  • (Updates with letter to Congress seeking extension in 13th paragraph.) Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) — U.S. financing for renewable energy will drop next year after the expiration of a grant program that backed at least $32.9 billion in projects, one of President Barack Obama’s most ambitious efforts to support the industry. ... more ›
  • November 16, 2011
  • California Stakes Out New Ground with its Latest Fuel Standard
  • KQED, Gretchen Weber
  • The White House proposes a strict new national fuel standard, but California still leads the way On Wednesday, just as the Obama Administration proposed strict new fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025-model cars and light trucks, the California Air Resources Board leapfrogged Washington with its own package of regulations designed to further reduce ... more ›
  • November 15, 2011
  • Where Water & Energy Converge: New Concern
  • KQED, Craig Miller
  • US power plants are “stressing” freshwater supplies, finds science watchdog group A UCS study says US power plants are sucking up three times the volume of water that goes over Niagara Falls on a daily basis. For the second time in as many weeks, a major report has emerged warning ... more ›
  • November 9, 2011
  • Trade War in Solar Takes Shape
  • New York Times, Keith Bradsher
  • HONG KONG — The United States and China are gearing up for a trade war that could catch American users of solar energy in the crossfire. The Commerce Department in Washington on Wednesday opened an investigation sought by American manufacturers who accuse the Chinese of “dumping” solar panels into the United States ... more ›