The New York Times – The Trump administration said late Wednesday that it would not delay an Obama-era regulation on smog-forming pollutants from smokestacks and tailpipes, a move that environmental groups hailed as a victory.
Oil & Gas Journal – The US Senate effectively restored the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s quorum on Aug. 3 as it approved the nominations of Rob Powelson and Neil Chatterjee to be commissioners by unanimous consent.
Reuters – U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.
Dover Post – Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross opposing the issuance of five permits submitted to the NOAA for companies planning to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic along the outer continental shelf.
The Washington Times – In a major defeat for the ethanol industry, senators of both parties joined forces late last week to sink a controversial bill that would’ve allowed gasoline with 15 percent ethanol to be sold year-round.
BBC News – The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines.