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President Biden's January decision to pause new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export approvals was initially hailed by climate activists as a significant win.

Texas lawmakers have passed a bill to establish a new energy fund aimed at improving the state's power grid and supporting new energy projects.

Following a Supreme Court decision, Georgia will continue using a contentious voting system for electing energy regulators.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has initiated construction on its first solar power plants, marking a significant shift toward renewable energy for the rural ele

Permitting clean energy projects in the U.S. faces significant challenges, often delaying or derailing essential developments in renewable energy.

Montgomery County, Maryland, has introduced a fleet of zero-emissions buses in Rockville as part of its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.

The EPA has announced stricter regulations on coal ash disposal to address environmental and health risks associated with coal-fired power plants.

The energy transition towards renewable sources is accelerating, but significant challenges related to grid infrastructure persist.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved landmark rules to overhaul the U.S. electric grid, aimed at facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources a

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of sites for major electric transmission projects aimed at enhancing the national grid's capacity and reliability.

A new report highlighted by Verite News reveals the alarming impact of increased methane exports on the Gulf Coast's environment and communities.

Politico reports that the oil industry is proactively preparing executive orders for potential implementation on the first day of a new Trump presidency.

California's ambitious plans to transition to a green hydrogen economy, highlighting potential risks and unintended consequences.

The Biden administration released rules to expedite permits for clean energy projects, requiring federal agencies to consider climate impacts and prioritize environmentally benefi

Despite the $464 billion invested in the clean energy sector since 2022, Black workers remain significantly underrepresented, constituting only 8% of the clean energy labor force.

Emily Jones reports on the appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court by Black voters challenging Georgia's elections for utility regulators, known as the Public Service Commission (PSC).

The Department of Energy's advisory committee presents a concerning assessment of the progress of the "clean" hydrogen industry, suggesting it's insufficient to meet U.S. climate

Reuters reports that the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will announce its plan on May 13 to expedite the development of long-distance transmission lines to accom

Yahoo Finance, delves into the natural gas surplus gripping the US, particularly in Texas.

The importance of more than just financial support for Indigenous communities in transitioning to green energy.

The Biden-Harris Administration, as part of its ambitious climate agenda, announced a $20 billion investment in clean energy and climate solutions, aimed at reducing energy costs

Emily Foxhall's report for The Texas Tribune explores Texas energy companies' growing interest in hydrogen as a cleaner fuel for transportation and industrial processes.

During an energy-industry conference in Houston, Amin Nasser, the head of Saudi Aramco, challenged the notion of phasing out oil and gas, stating that the energy transition was

Bekah Hinojosa, an organizer in Brownsville, Texas, is leading the fight against the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, despite the Biden administration's pause on new LNG term

A proposed decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has cast uncertainty over a three-year effort to revitalize California's community solar market.

President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), aimed at facilitating a green transition, may inadvertently overlook certain communities heavily reliant on fossil fuels

Georgia Power, a major utility in the state, strongly opposes a proposed bill known as the "Homegrown Solar Act," aimed at establishing a community solar market.

Lawmakers in eight U.S. states, including California and Maryland, have introduced bills to prohibit utilities from using customer funds for lobbying, advertising, and political a

Apache Corporation, a Texas-based oil and gas producer, has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government and the state of New Mexico

This article on The Conversation discusses how severe storms disproportionately affect socioeconomically disadvantaged communities during power outages.

The article discusses the growing trend of houses of worship in the United States adopting solar energy solutions.

The article delves into the efforts of several communities across the United States aiming to replace their investor-owned electric utilities with publicly owned ones, a movement

Two community microgrid projects in Chelsea and Boston’s Chinatown in Massachusetts are becoming influential examples for similar initiatives across the state.

Lower Richland is a prime example of a community that could benefit tremendously from clean energy investments under the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and

Solar panels and energy storage can help keep the lights on and protect communities through rising energy costs, power outages and severe weather.

On November 8, 2023, Texas voters approved Proposition 7, allocating $10 billion in low-interest loans for new gas power plants, a move criticized as favoring the fossil fuel.

The article highlights the Justice40 Initiative, a crucial component of the Biden Administration's environmental justice efforts.

Public Citizen, led by Tyson Slocum, raised objections against Energy Transfer's application to export 851 Bcf/year of LNG from its proposed Lake Charles Terminal in Louisiana.

The potential of community solar projects to democratize renewable energy is being hindered by challenges from power companies, according to a TIME CO₂ FUTURES report.

A recent report from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has raised concerns about the state's power grid, suggesting a 1 in 7 chance of rolling outages.

The U.S. is witnessing significant shifts in policies impacting distributed solar projects, ranging from small residential installations to large-scale projects.

The Colorado Energy Office and the state Department of Local Affairs have received a $17.2 million federal grant to enhance the resilience and reliability.

The article discusses the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on community solar programs in the United States one year after its passage.

In this article by Bill McKibben, published in The New Yorker on September 22, 2023, the author discusses the Biden Administration's upcoming decision.

On September 15, 2023, the state of California filed a significant lawsuit against major oil companies, including Exxon Mobil, Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron.

An analysis by the independent market monitor revealed that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)'s recent effort to ensure grid reliability.

On September 7, 2023, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), responsible for the state's power grid, issued an urgent request for residents to reduce their electricity

Amid an intense heatwave, natural gas and coal power plants in Texas are struggling to meet the high demand for electricity.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken steps to revoke Alabama's coal ash permitting plan, citing its inadequacy in protecting rivers and drinking water

Eight environmental leaders are urging Maryland energy regulators to provide more transparency on the state's renewable energy program and how financial credits are allocated

Clayton Yeko and Guillermo Gomez, business development managers at Scale Microgrids, advocate for the implementation of microgrids in tribal communities to address energy challeng

Discussion the challenges and inequalities in achieving sustainable mobility in the United States.

Several oil and gas companies, including major players in the industry, are financially supporting projects aimed at removing carbon dioxide directly from the air and storing it

Stephen Schima, Senior Legislative Counsel at Earthjustice's Policy and Legislation team, discusses the importance of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in shaping a jus

Biden-Harris Administration Launches $7 Billion Solar for All Grant Competition to Fund Residential Solar Programs that Lower Energy Costs for Families and Advance Environmental

DOE Energy Justice to the People Roadshow Gains Momentum in Port Arthur, TX and Lake Charles, LA

Networks of thousands of home-based batteries could be key to a cleaner, more reliable electricity system.

The global average price for solar panels has peaked and is now falling, contributing to the affordability of clean energy.

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are actively contributing to clean energy research and promoting diversity in the field.

The U.S. electric grid is composed of three separate grids - one in the West, one in the East, and one in Texas - that have limited interconnections and little power sharing.

Environmental groups, including Public Citizen and Rainforest Action Network, are launching a campaign to pressure insurance companies to stop covering liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Article examines the different conceptualizations of value by utilities, regulators, and energy justice advocates and how they contribute to the pricing of energy and racialize

After more than 15 years, the nation’s largest clean energy transmission project has been given the green light.

Three Texas oil & gas industry sites that caught fire had long violation records.

Legislatures in a dozen states have passed “right of first refusal” laws that freeze out competition in transmission line projects, raising concerns about higher energy costs.

Natural gas pipeline developers are pressing Congress and US energy regulators to speed up the permitting process as a way to build more projects that deliver energy to the Easter

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is moving towards a faster review process for natural gas pipelines and LNG export terminals, ending the backlog of projects.

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa proclaimed a "state of emergency" due to daily power disruptions of up to 10 hours. The outages are caused by an aged network.

According to a new report led by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and sponsored by some of the nation's largest energy companies and a Bill Gates-founded group.

Wind, solar, and nuclear energy contributed over 40% of the Texas' power in 2022. Texas wind turbines and solar panels have strong "complementarity."

According to recent research by Energy Innovation, it would be less expensive to construct new renewable energy capacity than to continue running the vast majority.

The proposed Rio Grande LNG, situated on pristine wetlands between Port Isabel and the city of Brownsville is claimed by developer NextDecade.

Community solar projects include the building of huge photovoltaic (PV) systems, the net outputs of which are subsequently allocated to consumers in other areas.

Geothermal energy is mostly utilized to heat swimming pools, buildings, greenhouses, and urban heating systems across the globe. Boreholes up to 5,000 meters deep are used to

The EPA has suggested increasing the federal Renewable Fuel Standard's mandated requirements. The 2005 program regulates how much renewable fuels including corn-based

A pledge to reduce the usage of coal was made last year at COP26 in Glasgow, the first time in 30 years of climate change conferences that a resolution on fossil fuels had been..

Melanie Oldham, founder of Citizens for Clean Air & Clean Water of Freeport and Brazoria County, spoke against the proposed Sea Port Oil Terminal (SPOT).

What will be the state's second-largest solar farm will be spread over 1,500 acres in rural Fort Bend County.