CNN – The Interior Department froze the work of more than 200 advisory boards, committees and subcommittees last week. An agency spokeswoman said about a third of those advisory boards are science-based.
Competitive Enterprise Institute – The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Energy Alliance lead a coalition of 44 organizations who are urging President Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The Hill – Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has introduced a bill to create a new system of federal tax credits for clean energy projects. The bill would overhaul the existing tax structure for energy development, which today consists of 44 different tax credits.
Phys.org – An international research team, including scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has developed a new catalyst with a molybdenum coating that prevents this problematic back reaction and works well in realistic operating conditions.
US Geological Survey – How a wind energy facility is designed can influence the behavior of animal predators and their prey, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Wildlife Management by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the U.S. Geological Survey.