Tag: Energy Department

Texas research groups to study clean vehicle technology

Two Texas research groups landed government grants to study new technologies that improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs as part of the Obama administration’s promotion of clean vehicles.  More »

Feds’ new LNG export plan benefits Cheniere

The Energy Department on Thursday upended the way it vets proposals to export liquefied natural gas, formally implementing a new approach that gives an advantage to projects that have already completed an expensive environmental review. The biggest winner under the new approach is Houston-based Cheniere Energy.  More »

Feds vs. feds: EPA questions energy agency’s environmental review

The Environmental Protection Agency says another federal agency hasn’t fully addressed how a proposed liquefied natural gas export plant in Corpus Christi might affect air, water and wildlife in the region.  More »

Oregon LNG wins natural gas export license

The federal government gave an Oregon project a coveted permit to broadly export liquefied natural gas on Thursday, even as the Obama administration faces criticism for moving too slowly on the proposals.  More »

Energy Department takes steps to plug methane leaks

The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out a series of initiatives meant to help pare the amount of methane escaping the nation’s natural gas pipelines, following a government report that faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for doing too little to plug the leaks.  More »

Industry pans feds’ plan for gas exports

The Obama administration says its new plan for vetting proposals to sell liquefied natural gas overseas is aimed at streamlining the review process, but energy companies and aspiring exporters say the government’s approach could have the opposite effect.  More »

Cape Wind receives major loan guarantee from feds

Cape Wind Associates LLC received a conditional $150 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy for its project off the coast of Massachusetts.  More »

Houston company wins federal approval for gas export project

Sempra Energy subsidiary Cameron LNG, based in Houston, won federal approval Thursday to build a facility for exporting natural gas in southwest Louisiana, becoming only the second such U.S. project to secure all major necessary federal permits.  More »

Energy Department defends natural gas export plan

A top Obama administration official on Thursday defended the Energy Department’s new plan for vetting proposed natural gas export projects that are viewed as closer to commercialization, saying it was intended to foster fairness and transparency.  More »

Manufacturers want more time on natural gas exports

A coalition of manufacturers and other industrial users of natural gas is asking the Obama administration for more time to review its latest plan for vetting proposals to sell the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

Sen. Markey: Regulatory oversight jeopardizes gas export approvals

A decades-old decision by the Commerce Department to abandon congressionally-ordered regulations restricting natural gas exports could throw current plans to sell the fossil fuel overseas in legal jeopardy, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., charged Monday.  More »

Feds upend natural gas export reviews

Responding to criticism from energy companies and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the Energy Department on Thursday proposed dramatically changing the way it is reviewing proposals to widely export natural gas. The plan would effectively move more commercially advanced projects to the front of the line.  More »
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