The House recently passed a bill to reauthorize the distribution of electricity from Hoover Dam for another 50 years. Power allocations that were originally set to expire in 2017 will now be extended to 2067, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The EPA just announced that it will miss its September 30 deadline for issuing new rules on greenhouse gas emissions.
California is the first state to finalize a bidding program, known as the renewable auction mechanism (RAM), in which utility giants will be required to auction off electricity to developers. InsideClimate News reports that developers of small-scale re
The U.S. Department of Energy is investing $41 million to spur the development of carbon sequestration technologies, according to a DOE press release.
The California Air Resources Board has voted again to maintain the creation of the state’s cap-and-trade program, reports the LA Times.
President Obama has announced that model year 2025 vehicles will be required to have a fuel efficiency standard of 54.5 miles per gallon. On top of helping drivers save $1.7 trillion at the pump and reducing oil consumption by 12 billion barrels a day, the increase in fuel efficiency is also expected to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by six billion metric tons. The new U.S.
A new study by Stanford University researchers has found that politicians who have ”green” talking points on climate change—admitting it is real, and a problem—gain more votes among Democrats and independent voters.
At the annual Western Governor’s Association meeting in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last week, the governors of Idaho and Washington, as well as NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which aims to improve climate services across the West.