New High Voltage Transmission Critical But Face Roadblocks

Building new high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power lines in the United States will help the nation’s aging power grid handle more renewable energy. It also promises to sharply cut emissions that cause climate change. But the U.S. electricity transmission system is saddled with a sprawling regulatory process that vets proposed long-distance projects at a glacial pace. […]

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2016 Dem Platform–Not For “All of the Above” Energy Anymore

Numerous stories appeared about the Democratic platform’s energy planks about the battles between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hilton Clinton over the extent-but not the direction-of new regulatory restrictions to limit U.S. energy production. These divisions trace to early spring, when Sen. Sanders worked to distinguish himself as the candidate most committed to stringent climate […]

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Georgia Attorney General Challenges EPA WOTUS Regulation

Attorneys for the state of Georgia today continued to argue that an Atlanta-based appeals court should move ahead on procedural challenges to an Obama administration water rule even though a separate appeals court has declared itself the proper venue. But at least one federal judge questioned why the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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Florida South Coast Invaded By Massive Algae Bloom

Images this week from the NASA Earth Observatory shows the massive size of the algae bloom in Florida. The image above is of Lake Okeechobee, the state’s largest freshwater body of water, which has been inundated with runoff from farms in recent months after a heavy year of rainfall. According to NASA, the blue-green algae, […]

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