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Contractor Behind Positive Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Assessment Was Working on Connecting Pipeline For Same Company

A private firm that conducted the environmental review for the highly contentious Dakota Access Pipeline was simultaneously working for Energy Transfer, the company behind the project, on a connecting pipeline. A DeSmog investigation...Show More Summary

Why correlations of CO2 and Temperature over ice age cycles don’t define climate sensitivity

We’ve all seen how well temperature proxies and CO2 concentrations are correlated in the Antarctic ice cores – this has been known since the early 1990’s and has featured in many high-profile discussions of climate change. EPICA Dome C ice core greenhouse gas and isotope records. The temperature proxies are water isotope ratios that can […]

Donald Trump Still Doesn’t Understand Energy Markets

Donald Trump is by no means the first Republican presidential candidate to express support for the oil and gas industry, but his predecessors seemed to have a better grasp of how the industry works. The businessman and reality television...Show More Summary

DC Court Set to Hear Clean Power Plan Arguments as Compliance Happens Anyway

The full bench of the U.S. Court of Appeals is set to hear arguments on the Clean Power Plan on September 27. The court called for an en banc review earlier this year, foreseeing that any outcome of a three-judge panel review would have been insufficient and a full court would be requested. In February, the U.S. Show More Summary

EnerNOC Restructures Its Enterprise Efficiency Business, Lays Off 15% of Workers

EnerNOC announced on Friday it is restructuring its enterprise energy-efficiency software business to focus on specific verticals, rather than trying to sell to corporations across the board. The restructuring means about 15 percent of EnerNOC’s employees will be laid off. Show More Summary

Trump Touts Drilling's Potential, Botches Facts, at Shale Industry Conference

The shale gas and oil industry gathered in Pittsburgh this week for a major annual East Coast conference, Shale Insight 2016, and to hear the words of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who served as the keynote speaker. “It's great to be with so many of my friends,” Trump began. Show More Summary

Enphase on the Edge: Microinverter Maker Lays Off 11% of Workforce and Plans New Stock Offering

It's usually not a good sign to see the word "restructuring" in a troubled company's press release. But that's what microinverter and battery builder Enphase Energy announced yesterday, along with an 11 percent reduction in its 500-employee workforce and an additional offering of common stock underwritten by Oppenheimer & Co. Show More Summary

Despite Low Oil Prices, Small Island Nations Are Still Attractive Markets for Renewables

Renewables like wind and solar are largely not linked to oil prices. But there are markets where the success of renewables is more closely tied to oil: islands. Or, more specifically, small island developing states, which make up 20Show More Summary

Why Apple Should Buy McLaren Automotive, Even Though It Probably Won’t

Wired: Apple's Probably Not Gonna Buy McLaren, but It Should Rumors swirl around Apple like exhaust around a race car, and one of the most persistent is that Apple wants to break into the auto industry with an electric, self-driving car. Show More Summary

S&C Electric Unveils Data Behind Last Month’s Lithium-Ion Battery Fire

If you’re going to have lithium-ion grid batteries catching on fire, it might as well be in a state-of-the-art battery testing facility. Not only is it the kind of thing you’re supposed to catch before installing systems in the field,...Show More Summary

Meet SolPad. An Integrated Solar-Plus-Storage Solution Fresh Out of Stealth Mode

Sometimes solving a problem requires coming at it with an entirely different perspective. That's how Christopher Estes came to create SolPad -- a potentially disruptive home solar solution that launched yesterday after several yearsShow More Summary

Tesla Installs Its First European Grid-Scale Battery

Energy Storage News: First Grid-Scale Tesla Powerpack for Europe Installed in UK The first grid-scale installation of the Tesla Powerpack system in Europe has been completed in the UK by Camborne Energy Storage and is already providing...Show More Summary

As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World’s Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed its Goals

On September 21, 31 countries, including Brazil and Mexico, ratified the Paris climate agreement at a United Nations event in New York City. They joined the U.S., China, and 27 other nations which had previously committed to the agreement, bringing the total to 60 and surpassing the first of two thresholds, requiring 55 nations to ratify it. Show More Summary

D.light Raises $22.5M for Off-Grid Solar as Energy Giants Take Notice

Nearly two months after solar lantern startup d.light design expanded its pay-as-you-go financing system for solar lanterns and home solar systems, the company has raised $22.5 million in a Series D debt and equity round to help scale...Show More Summary

Energy Jobs: DOE, Cathy Zoi, Pegasus, First Solar, GE Ventures, Carlyle Group, Canadian Solar

Elaine Ulrich of the DOE is now on detail at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as a senior policy advisor for energy. At the DOE, Ulrich leads the SunShot balance-of-systems soft-costs team. Cathy Zoi, formerlyShow More Summary

Pressure Mounts Against Aging Enbridge Oil and Gas Pipeline Through Great Lakes

Public pressure is mounting to decommission two 63-year-old underwater pipelines that rest in an environmentally sensitive waterway between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. About 540,000 barrels of oil and liquid natural gas flow dailyShow More Summary

Spillover Can’t Stop Utility-Scale Solar’s Biggest Year Ever

2016 is slated to be the biggest year ever for solar installations in the U.S., even though more than 2 gigawatts' worth of utility-scale solar projects have been pushed into next year. “We’re still going to have the biggest year onShow More Summary

An Industry in Flux: Energy Storage Transitions to New Markets and New Applications in the US

The U.S. energy storage market is in a period of transition. Last year was a big one for storage, with Q4 2015 alone logging more total megawatts deployed than 2013 and 2014 combined. This growth drew increased attention from investors, regulators, consumers, and system operators. Show More Summary

Top Residential Solar State Markets Experiencing a Slowdown

Last week, GTM Research analysts presented at Solar Power International's Industry Trends Theater. If you missed the presentations or the show, here are a few key takeaways. Top U.S. residential state markets experience slowdown in growth According...Show More Summary

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