U.S. Energy News

Trump’s plans could reverse U.S. energy priorities

ELECTION: President-elect Donald Trump is planning to reverse most of the energy and environmental priorities championed by President Obama. (Washington Post)

CLEAN TECH: A clean-tech investor outlines how the U.S. can boost job creation and maintain leadership in renewable energy. (Greentech Media)

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REGULATION: Donald Trump will likely appoint pro-fossil fuel individuals to two of the five seats on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which could have implications for distributed green energy. (Greentech Media)

SOLAR:
• Idaho officials approve the state’s first community solar project. (Associated Press)
• Florida solar advocates say they defeated a misleading solar amendment “against all odds.” (Greentech Media)
• An attorney’s plan to transform renewable energy financing by using tax breaks could clear the way for more solar in Minnesota. (Midwest Energy News)

CLIMATE:
• The consequences of Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement would be considerable. (Washington Post)
• Attorneys for ExxonMobil are working on a plan to depose at least 17 state attorneys general who have challenged the company for hiding information related to climate change. (InsideClimate News)

PIPELINES:
• A Donald Trump presidency could help the controversial Dakota Access pipeline project move forward, according to a North Dakota congressman. (Associated Press)
• The company building the Dakota Access pipeline says it is preparing to tunnel under a reservoir on the Missouri River, despite requests by federal agencies to delay the project. (The Guardian)
• A pipeline safety expert hired by a Native American tribe says the Dakota Access pipeline is prone to spills and should be rerouted. (InsideClimate News)
• The Canadian company behind the failed Keystone XL pipeline wants to give the project another shot under a Donald Trump presidency. (Washington Post)

OIL & GAS: The fossil fuel industry celebrates Donald Trump’s presidential win, with executives saying they look forward to the undoing of “onerous regulations.” (Reuters)

FRACKING:
• A county in California votes to ban fracking and limit other oil and gas drilling. (San Jose Mercury News)
• Colorado voters approve an amendment that will make it harder to change the constitution to allow local fracking bans. (Grist)

COAL:
• Coal production will decrease 17 percent by the end of the year, reaching the lowest level since 1978, according to a U.S. Department of Energy forecast. (FuelFix/EIA)
• Solar and wind stocks plummet after Donald Trump’s victory, while shares in the nation’s largest coal company jump more than 50 percent. (Washington Post)

ADVOCACY: Environmentalists are challenging a proposed combined heat-and-power project at Duke University that will be powered by natural gas, which the school says will reduce overall carbon emissions. (Charlotte Business Journal)

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TECHNOLOGY: Department of Energy researchers develop a method to convert sewage waste into “biocrude” oil that’s similar to petroleum. (Treehugger)

COMMENTARY: Donald Trump won’t stop the clean energy movement because most of his voters support it and it’s more economical than the status quo. (RECHARGE/Bloomberg Gadfly)

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