POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Dec. 19, 2014

House forms new energy policy oversight subcommittee; Federal agencies to consider climate change; Solar plus storage demand forecast to rise


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • “House Republicans have created a new Oversight Committee subpanel to supervise the Obama administration’s environmental and energy policies,” The Hill writes. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) will chair.
  • The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality has drafted guidelines requiring federal agencies to consider the global climate change impact of energy projects that require government approval. The Wall Street Journal reports the guidelines likely will primarily affect fossil-fuel projects; industry opponents fear it will create further delays in the permitting process.
  • Demand for combining solar panels with energy storage batteries will reach $1 billion in the U.S. by 2018, Bloomberg reports on a new solar industry report.
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