The water resources bill that the Senate recently passed on a near-unanimous vote of 95-3 also includes a states-first approach for regulating the disposal and recycling of coal ash, a measure strongly opposed by environmental groups. Coal ash, also known as coal combustion
EPA0s disparate handling of E10 and E15 with regard to fuel volatility regulation is stifling the widespread adoption of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends, says a bipartisan group of seven Midwest governors in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The letter urges EPA to allo
Using high-performance computing capabilities, the Energy Department0s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) produced a study that shows how the power grid of the Eastern U.S. could accommodate higher levels of wind and solar photovoltaic generation, with much
The EPAÀs Inspector General is faulting the agency for failing to provide timely reports to Congress on the impacts of biofuels. The Office of Inspector General (IG) conducted an evaluation to determine if EPA has complied with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) statutory r
Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month this year through June, based on Energy Information Administration (EIA) data that includes conventional hydro and nonhydro sources, such as wind, geothermal, biomass and solar.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz called for increased investments in the ability to respond to energy emergencies during a recent field hearing of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in Seattle. In his testimony, Moniz stressed the need for `comprehensive and coordinated
High octane fuels (HOF), specifically mid-level ethanol blends (E25-E40), could offer significant benefits for the U.S., according to a new study by the Energy DepartmentPs Oak Ridge, Argonne National laboratory (ANL) and the National Ren