The House Rules Committee is formulating a rule on Democrats’ clean energy package, H.R. 4447 (116), setting up a floor vote on the measure — which leadership has touted as a response to fighting climate change — as soon as today. The package combines a spate of green energy bills. Proposed amendments include:
Texas solar round-up. Big solar projects in the U.S. are back in style and the Lone Star state is a hotbed of developer activity. Source: pv magazine
Critics say a federal report promoting carbon capture technology to save Wyoming’s coal industry is misleading. Over the past decade, Wyoming’s coal industry has taken a beating, but this year has proven particularly brutal. Layoffs have whipped through the state at a searing pace, outstripping previous busts and catapulting thousands of families into uncertainty. It’s difficult to transform coal-fired power plants into low-carbon facilities using carbon capture without increasing electricity costs. Right now, retrofitting coal plants with carbon capture requires significant capital investments and, for the most part, hasn’t performed at levels needed to make the venture cost-effective. Source: Casper Star-Tribune
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