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June 19, 2013

Moniz vows to elevate role of states, localities to inform agency priorities

Katherine Ling, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-19 12:04:48

The Energy Department will step up its focus on state and local needs to support a transition to a low-carbon economy, especially in developing the Quadrennial Energy Review, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said yesterday during a House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing. “We are going to be developing the Quadrennial Review process with a much more regional, local focus,” Moniz said. [ read more … ]

Debate rages over merits of SunZia power line, adequacy of BLM’s analysis

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-19 12:07:58

The Bureau of Land Management’s plan to route a transmission line from New Mexico to Arizona and through a pristine valley renowned for its biological diversity has sparked an intense debate among elected leaders, residents and conservation groups over the merits of the project and its potential environmental impacts.
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Harnessing the Net to Power a Green Revolution

By BETH GARDINER, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-06-19 12:08:14

At the intersection of clean power and information technology, a new breed of digital start-ups is harnessing the power of the Internet to make smarter, more efficient use of energy and other resources. Proponents call it “cleanweb,” and they say the sector is poised to bring about huge leaps in efficiency, saving money and cutting planet-warming carbon emissions. As its backers define it, cleanweb is any software or Internet application that makes it easier to use resources — like textiles or cars or electricity — more efficiently. [ read more … ]

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