July 21, 2017

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  • A year and a half after the massive methane leak from the facility was first detected, California regulators late Wednesday allowed operations to resume at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles—but only at a 28 percent...
  • Setting up a clash with House appropriators, the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday approved a $31.5 billion fiscal year 2018 Department of Energy appropriations bill that provides no funding to complete construction of a wildly over-budget...
  • After rejecting the utility’s first two submissions, Hawaiian regulators late last week approved Hawaiian Electric Companies’ plan for near-term actions on the island state’s move to all renewable energy by 2040—five years ahead of the Hawaii’s...
  • Following the lead of several cities in California, South Miami became the first city in Florida to mandate solar panels on new homes and existing homes that significantly increase their square footage with a city commission vote of 4-1 Tuesday. The...
  • President Trump announced plans Thursday to nominate Senate aide Joe Balash to serve as assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the Interior Department, where Balash would oversee a substantial amount of the nation’s onshore and...
  • The Interior Department last week approved a plan from Italian oil giant Eni to explore for oil and gas beneath federal waters of the Beaufort Sea near Prudhoe Bay in Alaska. Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) took just one month to...