The Trump administration is aiming a half-billion-dollar cut at the main United States hub for renewable-energy research — 25 percent of the agency’s budget. And that’s just for the final five months of this federal fiscal year.
Could the energy-storage industry fabricate some of the "thousands and thousands of jobs" that President Trump says he wants? The short answer from insiders is yes. But whether those jobs arrive during his administration or are delayed or lost to Asia will depend in part on decisions...
Lawmakers in state legislatures across the nation have proposed hundreds of bills this year relating to clean energy. While many propose to grow alternative energy resources, others work to impede them, creating a chaotic map of countervailing efforts.
Critics contend that residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs have used questionable lending practices akin to those that led to the subprime crisis — and lack both consumer protections and accountability in terms of energy savings achieved.
Lourdes Melgar, the Robert Wilhelm Fellow at the Center of International Studies at MIT and Mexico’s former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons, recently delivered a talk at the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) outlining Mexico’s historic energy reform.
A two-year legislative process to reach compromise on wide-ranging energy bills in Michigan will now turn into a two-year implementation period as state officials, utilities and stakeholders comply with provisions in the new laws.
Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C., wants to set aside $7 million in city funds next year to lend money to building owners and developers to make improvements that reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the nation’s capital.