Pesticides entering waterways, extending wildlife conservation efforts, reauthorizing the National Estuary Program, and opposition to the recently released Clean Power Plan were all debated this week in a heated markup held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. On the agenda were several bills (S.1324, S.1500, S. 1523, S.722) to be considered, but the discussion focused on the Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015, S.1324.
The federal consistency review component of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) was the basis of Republican assertions that states can inhibit nationally important energy developments.
Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States.
Focused on enhancing energy opportunities and combating challenges that have arisen within the past few years, the long-awaited energy bill will help produce and save energy without raising taxes or adding to the federal deficit.
Republicans want the Obama administration to issue permits allowing seismic testing of oil and gas resources off the Atlantic coast, as not a single permit has been granted since the Department of Interior first initiated the regulatory process in 2009.
The U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc may soon drop the word “oil” from its name in a move that would symbolize its transition to other sources of energy, an executive said.
The U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Air, Climate, and Energy Subcommittee.
For the U.S. energy industry, 2014 will be remembered as the year when crude oil prices fell below $50/bbl, resulting in significant realignments in the sector.
Oil And Gas And Sulphur Operations On The OCS-Requirements For Exploratory Drilling On The Arctic OCS
The BOEM and BSEE are extending the public comment period on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled, “Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf—Requirements for Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf”
Offshore wind power, a source of renewable energy that Europeans have been investing in for decades, has not yet materialized in the U.S. as debates have swirled about the viability of wind farms off the country’s coastlines.