Reuters – US President Donald Trump has called a meeting with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy.
The Hill – Energy companies and their allies want the Trump administration to give them a wide amount of leeway when writing a replacement to the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants.
Reuters – The United States will overtake Russia as the world’s biggest oil producer by 2019 at the latest, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday, as the country’s shale oil boom continues to upend global markets.
The Washington Post – Energy Secretary Rick Perry will fly to London this week to discuss a nuclear cooperation agreement with senior officials from Saudi Arabia, which is planning to build two reactors along the Persian Gulf.
Greentech Media – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has passed a rule that will open U.S. wholesale energy markets to energy storage on an equal footing with generators and other grid resources.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, hundreds of U.S. mayors oppose Trump's reversal of Clean Power Plan; company building nuclear reactors faked inspections; and possible financial incentives to boost smart grid.
The New York Times – Life in Saudi Arabia has long been defined by the oil that flows from the kingdom. Now, the country is trying to tie its future to another natural resource it has in abundance: sunlight.