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President Donald Trump on Nov. 7 nominated Dan Brouillette, the Department of Energy's No. 2 executive, to succeed outgoing DOE Secretary Rick Perry. Trump had indicated his intent to nominate Brouillette when Perry announced his plan last month to resign before the end of the year.

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A split between automakers on regulating tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions broke into the open Oct. 31 when a coalition of manufacturers including Toyota, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler formally moved to intervene on the Trump administration's side in litigation against the administration'…

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James Danly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's general counsel for the last two years, is President Donald Trump's choice to fill a FERC vacancy, the White House said Sept. 30.

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Seventeen states, including six in the West, on Sept. 25 filed suit to contest the Trump administration's revision of rules for implementing the Endangered Species Act.

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A divided Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 19 proposed sweeping revisions to rules for implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, drawing cheers from utility groups, an attack from the Solar Energy Industries Association, and a caution flag from an industrial-custo…

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The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 20 issued revised guidance that officials said would ease “planning burdens” on states developing plans to reduce regional haze caused by emissions from power plants and other industrial facilities.

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Twenty-two states, six cities and the District of Columbia on Aug. 13 sued in federal appeals court to challenge the Affordable Clean Energy rule, the Clean Power Plan replacement that the Environmental Protection Agency finalized on June 19.

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The Senate Environment and Public Works committee on July 30 unanimously reported out a five-year, $287-billion transportation bill that would authorize $1 billion in competitive grants for charging and fueling infrastructure for electric, hydrogen and natural gas-fueled motor vehicles.

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The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and utility trade groups went to court to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order No. 841 that cleared the way for energy storage resources to buy and sell energy, capacity and ancillary services in organized who…

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Additional federal financial-security requirements for electric utilities to ensure they can cover the costs of cleaning up spills of coal ash and other hazardous substances are unnecessary, the Environmental Protection Agency said July 2.

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States said June 19 they will go to court to fight the Affordable Clean Energy rule that the Environmental Protection Agency finalized as a replacement for the 2015 Clean Power Plan, which EPA’s action formally repealed.

An agreement between congressional leaders and President Donald Trump on Jan. 25 to temporarily end the partial federal shutdown—which largely idled the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies—was passed in the Senate and House, with Trump’s signat…

The House on Jan. 11 passed legislation funding the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency, the last of four appropriations bills that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) teed up this week to fund agencies idled by the partial federal shutdown. The outlook for Senate action, how…

China and South Korea vowed to fight at the World Trade Organization to counter 30 percent tariffs on imported crystalline solar-photovoltaic cells and modules that President Donald Trump approved Jan. 23.

Grid operators are likely to bring up regionally specific approaches for strengthening system resilience, two members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said at a Jan. 16 forum at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

The grid-resilience debate stirred up by Energy Secretary Rick Perry moves to the California Independent System Operator and other centralized wholesale power markets, following the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s unanimous rejection Jan. 8 of Perry’s proposal to compensate coal and n…

Federal energy policy is about to experience a dramatic shift. The incoming Trump administration taking office Jan. 20, along with the Republican-controlled 115th Congress, is taking aim at the Obama administration’s energy-policy regulations, and plans to boost domestic energy production—es…

The House on Jan. 6 passed legislation, HR 26, requiring congressional approval of rules imposing compliance costs exceeding $100 million per year, a day after passing a bill, HR 21, which would allow lawmakers to overturn multiple regulations at once through a Congressional Review Act resolution.