The Washington Post – Many of the sharp cuts would probably be restored by Congress, but President Trump’s budget, due out in February, will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities.
Utility Dive – Salt River Project already has a significant number of electric vehicles on its system, and the utility is preparing for more. By studying charging habits, the Arizona utility now knows it can use variable-rate plans to shift some EV demand to off-peak hours.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, tariffs on solar power; big tech companies are buying more clean energy than ever; Philadelphia oil refinery goes bankrupt; and ISIL bombing oil fields and refineries.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, FERC rejects coal and nuclear energy market bailout plan; all offshore water open for drilling, except possibly Florida; and China could lead the world in renewables.
E&E News – The Interior Department yesterday laid out its five-year program to open up vast new areas to offshore leasing. But it will take the offshore industry much longer than that to return to its pre-oil-bust glory, analysts say.