Democrats and Republicans once again are battling over whether to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (AMWR) to oil and gas drilling, and money, the environment, and the GOP’s tax cut bill are at the heart of the matter.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - The Energy Department’s proposal that directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require regional transmission organizations to “establish just and reasonable rates for wholesale electricity sales” for power plants that show “reliability and resiliency attributes” is stirring up a hornet’s nest.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and the state’s two senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, pushed hard to get President Trump to honor his campaign promises to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 – “Since it is not a question of ‘if’ but a question of ‘when’ the power grid will face significant physical and cyber threats, resiliency should be a priority for our electricity system.”
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 - House and Senate committees are busily debating energy policy options that include boosting support for coal, carbon capture and storage, using more wind and solar power, addressing climate change, and the federal energy research programs threatened by steep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 - Houston-area flooding in Hurricane Harvey’s wake has been deadly, costly, and persistent. Hurricane Irma is delivering more of the same. But the cumulative damage from these two record-breaking hurricanes could pale in comparison to the impacts of a sudden cyberattack on vital infrastructure resources.
TEXAS, September 6, 2017 - The tremendous resilience of the Texas petroleum refining industry was reaffirmed Tuesday as refiners began restarting operations after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey.