Energy

Battelle Energy Suit Ends in U.S. Bid to Maintain Good Relations

A district court granted the government’s wish to end a whistleblower’s false claims case against TerraPower LLC and Battelle Energy Alliance LLC, two Energy Department contractors. The companies are carrying out a contract with a maximum value of $21 billion to operate an Idaho nuclear research facility.

Energy, Veterans Money Measure Top Priority When House Returns

A spending package covering energy, nuclear security, the Veterans Affairs Department and the legislative branch could be sent to the president early next month if lawmakers can settle the last few differences between House and Senate appropriations bills.

With Self-Driving Cars on Horizon, Cities Worry About Parking

Fleets of shared, on-demand, self-driving cars could be the death knell for parking fees, and that’s forcing cities, airports, and the municipal bond industry to devise new ways to extract revenue before it’s too late.

Manchin emerges as possible pick for Energy Department

Some White House and Republican officials are exploring the idea of putting West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin in charge of the Energy Department.

The next Keystone may need FERC approval, not State

A draft bill that would give FERC authority over oil pipelines that cross international borders may be central to a new energy package.

Court appears skeptical of EPA’s biofuel rationale

Two federal judges expressed skepticism of the EPA’s decision to slash quotas for biofuels, signaling the judicial panel may tell the agency to rewrite the RFS standards for 2014-2016.

Trump’s plan to make U.S. energy independent again

President Donald Trump is set to sign the White House order today, which will repeal, reverse or begin to repeal or reverse much of President Obama’s efforts to address climate change.

Trump budget plan would slice EPA spending by nearly a third

President Trump is proposing sweeping cuts to federal environmental programs, including climate change research and grants meant to spur the development of advanced energy technologies.

After quiet start, Trump set for energy excitement

President Trump is set to put his mark on federal energy policy this week. Assuming the schedule holds, by this time next week we should know the answer to three important questions about his administration’s priorities.