U.S. Energy News

New permit, new challenge against Keystone XL pipeline

PIPELINES: Keystone XL pipeline opponents again ask a judge to block construction of the $8 billion project after President Trump issued it a new permit. (Associated Press)

Presidential candidate and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee calls the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac a “clear and present threat” to the Great Lakes. (MLive)
• The West Virginia House passed a resolution written by a pipeline lobbyist that condemned citizen groups challenging the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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• Climate and NIMBY concerns are driving interest in developing floating wind and solar farms. (E&E News, subscription)
An environmental group’s analysis shows clean energy thriving in Republican-leaning states like Iowa and Indiana. (Washington Examiner)

SOLAR: New York City building owners are tapping city and state incentives to help transform rooftops into solar farms. (New York Times) 

STORAGE: A National Renewable Energy Lab study shows significant potential for energy storage to replace peaking capacity. (Utility Dive)

EFFICIENCY: Tech-savvy utility customers are more likely to be interested in energy efficiency programs than others, according to an annual survey. (Energy News Network)

BIOGAS: Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility is the first client in a pilot program to provide certificates for renewable natural gas. (Energy News Network) 

NUCLEAR: Nevada’s governor says the U.S. Department of Energy has again illegally shipped nuclear waste to the state. (Reno Gazette Journal)

EMISSIONS: As Northeast states look to craft a regional cap-and-trade system for cars, it’s raising lots of thorny policy questions. (E&E News) 

BIOFUELS: President Trump’s request to review biofuel waivers for oil refiners is stalling decisions on 2018 applications. (Reuters)

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: A federal judge in San Francisco orders PG&E to respond to a Wall Street Journal article that reported the California utility knew for years its equipment could cause wildfires and failed to make upgrades. (Time)

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• U.S. oil producers cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico output and shut down some offshore rigs in preparation for a tropical storm. (Reuters)
• Two consumer groups urge California’s governor to freeze all new drilling permits after revealing that top state regulators held investments in major oil and gas companies. (Palm Springs Desert Sun)

• A State Department official who was blocked from submitting testimony on climate change is resigning from his post. (Washington Post)
A series of presidential candidate forums in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will feature climate change as the primary topic. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

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