A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a judicial stay on the EPA Clean Power Plan. The stay was requested by a coalition of states, including Texas, to stop implementation of the Clean Power Plan until litigation on the regularity package had ended. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity says they will continue their efforts to overturn the Clean Power Plan.
- The DOE announces $58 million to fund research on fuel-efficient vehicle technologies. Of this, $55 million will be used for energy storage, electric drive systems and other related vehicle technology projects. The goal for the technologies is to not only help save American consumers money but to also decrease carbon emissions by increasing fuel efficiency.
- The U.S. Army bought 65 MW of solar and wind energy at Fort Hood, Texas. The Defense Logistics Agency entered into a 30-year contract with Apex Clean Energy Inc. for 15 MW of solar and 50 MW of wind energy. Richard Kidd, the Army’s deputy assistant secretary for energy and sustainability, said “We are spending money that either enhances our mission effectiveness or is an investment that saves resources over time.”