La Paz County Issues RFP for Large-Scale Solar Developers

La Paz County Issues RFP for Large-Scale Solar Developers

U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04) is leading a federal legislative effort (HR- 6491) to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey land to La Paz County, Arizona, in order to form an economic development zone. The zone would be expected to attract utility scale solar developers – creating up to 1,500 MW of electrical power for use in Arizona and California, according to a report on February 16 by the Parker Pioneer.

Late Report: Rosneft Tried to ‘Pour Oil’ on Russia’s Sanctions from USA

A dossier with unverified claims about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia contained allegations that Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia’s state oil company, Rosneft, offered former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page the brokerage of a 19 percent stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia, according to a report today by Business Insider.

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

New York City Sets an Energy Efficient Course

Energy managers in The Big Apple have their work cut out for themselves. Green Partners’ George Crawford points to Local Law 88 in New York City as a key decision point for many building owners. Those decisions will result in changes, no or in the … Read more…

Deep in the Heart of Red Texas, Al Gore’s New Movie Discovers Climate Action

More than ten years after his original movie, An Inconvenient Truth, shattered illusions about climate change and served as a call to action for liberals, former US Vice President Al Gore’s latest film, An Inconvenient Sequel – which premiered on the opening night of the Sundance … Read more…

Leaks: Trump Budget to Demolish DOE Programs

Leaks about President Donald J. Trump’s budget are causing “fear and loathing” at the Department of Energy, to borrow a phrase from writer Hunter S. Thompson. Indeed, the DOE “would see major reductions in funding,” according to a January 19 report by The Hill – which predicts that “Overall, the blueprint being used by Trump’s team would reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over ten years.”

Study: EmPower Maryland Will Save Customers $4B Over Life of Upgrades

Residential and business electric customers will save more than $4 billion over the life of energy efficiency improvements made through the EmPower Maryland program; according to results of a study (Research Report U1701) released on January 12 by the nonprofit research group, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Wyoming Legislators Covet a Cut of Federal ‘Windfall’

A joint resolution sponsored by State Senator Ogden Driskill (R-Devils Tower) and five other lawmakers in the Wyoming Legislature, which convenes its 2017 General Session today, urges the U.S. Congress to pass legislation granting states 50 percent for any rent or right-of-way fees for wind projects on federal land, according to a January 9 report by the Casper Star Tribune.

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