Perhaps more than any other sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama has been Commander in Chief through some of the most obvious examples of what climate change will do to America. The last few weeks alone have given us severe droughts in some areas of the country while others have seen unprecedented flooding; The state of Colorado is battling some of the worst wildfires in their history; and massive heat waves are engulfing large swaths of America. And let’s not forget the massive snowstorms in the winter of 2010 – 2011.
The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have both renewed and expanded a partnership that seeks to expedite renewable energy projects in California.
Since January of 2007, Cogentrix Solar Services LLC, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs, has been sitting on a series of exclusive solar applications for Nevada land which together involve as much land as all other solar applications in that state combi
On May 23, the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DSRG), a “smart grid” trade association coalition, announced that the U.S. Senate had introduced the Electric Consumer Right to Know Act, S 1029.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar says reports that the U.S. government has approved BP's (NYSE: BP) requests to resume drilling at its existing wells in the Gulf of Mexico are inaccurate.
In the past few days, and amidst continuous Republican (GOP) criticism, the U.S. Department of Interior has made several announcements regarding the expansion of coal production and deep-water oil exploration.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new guidelines governing utility- and community-scale wind energy project permitting on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands.
It is pretty clear that the economic viability of wind and solar energy and the extent to which they will contribute significant power to the grid depends on being able to generate electricity intermittently -- when the sun shines and the wind blows -- and store it for use when it needed and/or when the sun is not shining nor the wind blowing.