With a background in economics and political affairs, Ken Silverstein has spent two decades covering corporate and public policy. He has worked as a beat reporter, a Washington, D.C.-bureau chief and an editor. His focus has been on the energy sector and he has won a number of awards for his coverage.
He is editor-at-large for Business Sector Media as well as a columnist for Forbes. His work, generally, has been both published and sourced in a wide range of news outlets.
American utilities will continue to go green despite the current political uncertainties, but coal could once again become this country’s leading fuel to generate electricity in 2019 – and last to 2032, if the Clean Power Plan is not
The federal tax bill now pending in the US Congress would favor oil and gas development over renewable energy projects, all to the consternation of hi-tech companies that now rely on wind and solar energies to power their businesses.
Energy storage could save the grid $4 billion in all and add as as many as 167,000 new jobs. That is according to the Energy Storage Association that says as much as 35 gigawatts of new energy storage could be added by 2025, all of which would alleviate the pressures that the current system faces.
DuPont said it would stop operations at an advanced biofuel’s plant, or cellulosic facility. It cited its merger with Dow Chemical as one of the reasons why it made this decision — a $150 billion deal that closed in August and that reshapes and redefines the combined enterprise.
Over the last three years, carbon emissions from the top 250 emitters have been flat, although to fulfill the terms of the Paris agreement, they need to fall by 3% a year, a Thompson Reuters report says.
The trucking sector got a legal victory when the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the industry will not have to comply with fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards tied to trailers.
The global community will meet in November in Bonn, Germany to hammer the details of a climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 — one that the United States had once been a part but one that it now “rejects.”
The Chinese government is forcing factories there to take a bitter pill — one that is difficult to swallow in the short term but over time, will give its industries a better chance to compete in the international economy.
Environmental Protection Administrators Scott Pruitt says that he is ending the practice of regulation through litigation, which he describes as “sue and settle” — or policies that are brought about because of lawsuits that may fall outside the parameters of the intended laws.