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Past articles by Jacqueline:

Path Shifts for Advanced Nuclear Legislation in the House

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee said it is drafting its own nuclear energy bill, which two people familiar with the matter said will imperil passage of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act in its current form. But people in talks with the committee say that it is likely to draw heavily from NELA. → Read More

Most Adults Want Corporations to Act on Climate Change

Climate strikers in Friday’s youth-led, worldwide protests called on the political establishment to take action to reduce emissions and prevent the worst potential impacts of climate change. But more than half of U.S. adults say they want corporations to act to influence climate change, according to a recent poll. → Read More

EPA’s Rescission of California Auto Emission Waiver: Instant Reaction

President Donald Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency was rescinding California’s ability to set its own vehicle emissions standards. Both analysts and stakeholders have made clear that the action, which could be reversed by a future administration, will face a legal challenge. → Read More

Invenergy Forms D.C. Lobbying Presence with APPA Alum

Looking to capitalize on the heightened dialogue in Congress about clean energy and climate, Chicago-based Invenergy has established a permanent federal affairs presence in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Senate Confirms Baranwal to Serve in DOE Nuclear Leadership Role

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rita Baranwal as assistant secretary of energy for nuclear energy, after Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released her hold on Energy Department nominees over federal plutonium shipments to her state. → Read More

Key Nuclear Legislation Gaining a House Version

A bipartisan House version of key Senate nuclear legislation could be introduced by a Democratic representative, alongside at least one cosponsor, as soon as next week. → Read More

North Dakota, in Last Place for Solar, Takes Steps to Move Up the Ranks

At the same time that the economics of solar grow more attractive to developers, the discussion surrounding the state's first commercial solar project in February led to an attempt at a regulatory change that could ease the approval process for future large-scale solar endeavors on the state’s key farmland. → Read More

Voters Embrace Tenets of Green New Deal, Green Real Deal

When it comes to addressing climate change, majorities of U.S. voters consider it important for Congress to commit to clean energy innovation and 100 percent clean power generation over 10 years, according to new polling from Morning Consult/Politico. → Read More

Green New Deal: Instant Reaction

Morning Consult asked energy experts and analysts for their opinions on the Green New Deal. Here are their thoughts. → Read More

UN Report Prompts Increased Climate Concern Among Nearly Half of Voters

Scientists on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned this month that the Earth could warm 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels as early as 2030 -- a finding that resonated with almost half of American voters, according to recent polling from Morning Consult and Politico. → Read More

Energy Brief: Commerce Department Said to Plan National Security Inquiry Into Uranium Imports

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories The Commerce Department intends to start an investigation under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act into whether uranium imports, which made up almost 90 percent of the uranium brought to U.S. reactors in 2016, are harming national security, according to three people familiar with the matter. U.S. uranium … → Read More

Energy Brief: IEA Indicates Global Shortages Could Strain Spare Crude Capacity

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories The International Energy Agency warned in its monthly oil report that global oil shortages could stretch spare crude production capacity “to the limit,” especially as Saudi Arabia has increased its oil production both before and after the recent annual meeting in June of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. … → Read More

Democrats, GOP Have Little Faith Governments Will Combat Climate Change

Despite differing over the impacts of climate change, Democrats and Republicans are in agreement on one thing: They don't place much trust in governments to tackle the issue. → Read More

Energy Brief: Pruitt’s Resignation Unlikely to Change EPA’s Deregulatory Focus, Observers Say

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories Scott Pruitt resigned as Environmental Protection Agency administrator following months of ethical and spending controversies and an increasing number of internal and congressional investigations kicking off into Pruitt’s actions in office. Pruitt’s deputy, Andrew Wheeler, who takes the helm as administrator in an acting capacity on Monday, is unlikely to … → Read More

Energy Brief: Pruitt Reportedly Asked Trump to Name Him Attorney General Temporarily

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories This spring, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked President Donald Trump to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and let Pruitt lead the Justice Department for 210 days under the Vacancies Reform Act, after which Pruitt said he would go back to Oklahoma and run for office, according to three … → Read More

Energy Brief: Carbon Fee Supporters in Washington Submit Signatures for Ballot Measure

By Jacqueline Toth Morning Consult Energy will be off for the July Fourth holiday. Publication will resume Thursday. Top Stories Supporters of an escalating carbon fee in Washington state submitted 370,000 signatures for the initiative to be placed on the ballot in November — over a third more signatures than the minimum required for ballot … → Read More

Energy Brief: Tesla Reportedly Meets Model 3 Production Goal Hours After Target

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories A few hours after its original goal, Tesla Inc. met its manufacturing target of 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans in one week, according to Chief Executive Elon Musk and two Tesla employees, though the company must still show investors it can sustain and increase the speed of its production. Musk … → Read More

Energy Brief: Emails Indicate EPA Had Closer Ties to Lobbyist Than Previously Disclosed

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s chief of staff Ryan Jackson emailed with lobbyist J. Steven Hart in April 2017 about potentially hiring Jimmy Guiliano, a family friend of Hart who had recently graduated college, according to emails released under a Sierra Club Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The emails … → Read More

Energy Brief: EPA Reportedly Considers Reallocation of RFS Blending Obligations

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories As soon as Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency could propose a reallocation of blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard to stand in for amounts waived for small refiners, according to two sources familiar with the EPA’s decision, a move that would require refiners that do not receive waivers from … → Read More

Energy Brief: General Electric to be Replaced by Walgreens in Dow

By Jacqueline Toth Top Stories General Electric Co., which has been troubled by low sales of its power plant turbines, will be replaced in the Dow Jones Industrial Average by drugstore retailer Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. GE shares have fallen by 55 percent in the last 52 weeks, and its stock is the cheapest among … → Read More