clean energy

Supreme Court
Taylon Chandler

Supreme Court Upholds E.P.A Rule and More in Friday Fastbreak

Supreme Court Says Regulating Emissions from Power Plants is Lawful In a 7-to-2 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Environmental Protection Agency imposing regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from “large, industrial polluters,” according to the New York Times. However, the court did reject a key argument from the E.P.A.’s reasoning for the […]

Brazil World Cup
Taylon Chandler

Brazil Makes Headlines for Energy and More in Friday Fastbreak

Brazil in the Headlines for More Than the World Cup All eyes were on Brazil this week as the country kicked off the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but it’s not just soccer people were talking about. Out of the 12 stadiums in use for the duration of the tournament, four have a combined solar capacity […]

China pollution
Taylon Chandler

Buffet Promises $15 Billion and More in Friday Fastbreak

Buffet Promises Renewable Energy Industry Another $15 Billion Warren Buffet announced this week that he is doubling his original investment of $15 billion in clean energy to a cool $30 billion. Buffet is already one of the biggest clean tech investors in the country and took further steps to make renewable energy the norm when […]

Katie Coleman

Hydropower and Climate Change in Friday Fastbreak

From hydropower to the fossil fuel industry, catch up on the latest energy news in this week’s Friday Fastbreak. U.S. Looks to Hydropower to Cut Dependency on Coal A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the country can reduce its reliance on coal and, thus, lower greenhouse gas emissions, by embracing […]

Taylon Chandler

Fiscal Budget, Keystone XL and More in Friday Fastbreak

We’re starting a new feature, the Friday Fastbreak. Each week we’ll bring you a round-up of the biggest news in the energy, oil and gas industries. Here’s what you need to know for the first week of March. Commentary Period for Keystone XL Ends Today ends the 30-day period for the public to comment on […]


Energy News of Note

We at Energy Viewpoints run across lots of interesting headlines each week – far more than we can possibly address with individual blog entries. To keep these nuggets from passing unnoticed, we came up with Energy News of Note (ENN), an occasional roundup of the best we can find. We hope you’ll like it, and […]

Dan Reed

Clean Energy Investment is Flagging; Where’s George Costanza When You Need Him?

Now that Steven Chu is stepping down as Secretary of Energy, maybe President Obama should give serious consideration to nominating George Costanza as his replacement. You know George; Seinfeld’s neurotic, pathetic best friend who does everything wrong, and even when does something right he does it at the wrong time, or for the wrong reason. […]

Mike Drago

A Stacked Deck? Lawsuit By Two Green Companies Raises Troubling Questions About DOE

Two lawsuits filed recently against the Department of Energy raise some troubling concerns about whether companies working hard toward green innovations have the deck stacked against them in Washington. The lawsuits were both filed by the government watchdog group Cause of Action.  In its filing, Cause of Action alleges that the government evaluated loan guarantee […]

Dan Reed

California’s Clean Energy Mandates Poorly Coordinated

Measure twice. Cut once. That old carpenter’s adage highlights the importance of carefully analyzing the true nature of a particular problem and carefully crafting a solution before actually trying to fix the problem. Sadly, it’s a lesson I didn’t learn until long after I married and began raising a family and was faced with doing […]