Government Funding Passes Without Energy Permitting

Senator Manchin’s attempt to accelerate energy permitting was removed. Congress passed stopgap government funding legislation late this week, just before the October 1 deadline. In order to pass…

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Funding Offered for Nuclear Waste Management Education

DOE provides $16 million to discuss “consensual solutions” with communities. The Department of Energy announced this past week that they will offer $16 million to fund up to…

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President Considers Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

The Interior secretary says, “Floating wind has incredible potential.” President Biden and others in the administration are seeking to develop additional offshore wind energy in deeper waters and…

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Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales Reinstated

Action in compliance with the Inflation Reduction Act. The Department of the Interior reinstated an offshore oil and gas lease sale that was invalidated by a federal judge…

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More House Members Oppose Senate Energy Side Deal

Letter sent to House speaker to remove the provision from funding bill. On Monday, 77 members of the House signed a letter written by House Majority Leader Steny…

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DOE Funds Clean Hydrogen Production Research

$28.9 million has been awarded to 15 scientific research projects. The Department of Energy announced that they have awarded 15 research projects $28.9 million to advance clean hydrogen…

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Wind Power Fastest Growing Energy Sector

Domestic wind makes 32% of energy capacity growth in 2021. The Department of Energy released three reports last week showing continued growth in the wind power sector. The…

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Energy Secretary Says Billions Needed for Power Grid Upgrade

She states electric vehicles need grid support.  Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm says billions of dollars in upgrades are needed to the American power grid to prepare for…

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Appeals Court Vacates Block on Oil and Gas Leasing Pause

Executive order stands as district court addresses lack of specificity. In January 2021, President Joe Biden paused new leases for oil and gas extraction on federal land, in…

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U.S. Solar Power Currently Below Projected Capacity

The lag is caused by delays in photovoltaic power plant development. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported last week that solar power contributed far less to American power…

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