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October 23, 2018

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California and the Trump administration rarely agree on energy policy. Here’s an exception.

By Dino Grandoni, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:37:46

Under President Trump, the federal government and the nation’s largest state have clashed on a number of fronts when it comes to energy and environmental policy. But there’s at least one thing California and the Trump administration can agree on. Both want to erect wind turbines off of the state’s coast. [ read more … ]

A Solar Movement Grows in New York City

By Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:38:03

Building solar isn’t easy in the Big Apple. The constantly evolving nature of the city itself is a sticking point, said Peter Davidson, a Brooklyn-based solar developer and a former head of the U.S. Energy Department’s loan programs office. Roof topography, strict fire codes, zoning and setback rules all need to be considered. There just isn’t as much space as in the desert, or even suburbia. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

1 big thing: Washington state’s climate test

By Amy Harder, Axios  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:39:15

The political landscape is ripe for this progressive state to approve a carbon price after a decade of failed attempts, fueled by disgruntlement with President Trump and a uniquely broad coalition. [ read more … ]

FERC, the never-ending story

By KELSEY TAMBORRINO, Politico  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:38:20

Well, we’re glad we didn’t cancel our weekend plans worrying about when a statement about the fate of Kevin McIntyre might drop. The FERC chairman’s future is as unclear now as it was at this time on Friday. [ read more … ]

Stay in kids’ case a harbinger of more conservative rulings?

Benjamin Hulac, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:38:36

The Supreme Court late Friday stayed discovery and trial in a landmark climate change lawsuit, marking a temporary win for the Trump administration. As expected, industry officials cheered the announcement, and environmental advocates denounced it. But the action also served to underscore the conservative bent of the high court and the importance of Chief Justice John Roberts in active and future environmental lawsuits, including climate change cases. [ read more … ]

Emissions Reductions Touted by EPA Are at Odds with Its Policies

Maxine Joselow, E&E News  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:38:56

EPA yesterday trumpeted the United States’ progress in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, tying the reduction to “President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda.” The problem, according to experts, is that EPA is patting itself on the back for a decline that’s largely due to the rise of natural gas and renewable energy. And that rise is sharply at odds with Trump’s vows to save the struggling domestic coal industry. [ read more … ]

What is going on with Ariz.’s regulators?

Edward Klump, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:39:33

By most any measure, the Arizona Corporation Commission is having a brutal year. One controversy after another has hung over or around the commission — from a trial involving a former chairman to the executive director’s abrupt exit to fallout from a high-profile rate increase. [ read more … ]

Pope taps former DOE chief for science board

Hannah Northey, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-10-23 04:39:45

Pope Francis has appointed former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to serve in the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, according to the Vatican. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, headquartered inside Vatican City, was established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI, according to a press release from the Vatican. [ read more … ]

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