DOE Sending Funds to UF to Develop CSP Technologies
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $24 million to ten research teams “that will advance next-generation concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) technologies, which utilize the sun to generate heat for electricity production...
Anne Bradbury: The Biden Administration Hits Peak Energy Absurdity
Methane Fee, Windfall Profits Taxes, Repealing IDCs, calls for FTC investigations into price gouging, and now a federal gasoline tax suspension. The administration’s energy policy is disjointed and often counterproductive. Rather than flailing attacks...
Mark Brnovich: Joe Biden’s Progressive Energy Agenda is Soaring Prices
Middle-class Americans don’t need an economist or political scientist to tell them there’s something wrong with the economy. They realize it every time they put gas in their tanks or have to pay more...
Marco Rubio Wants to Develop Rare Earth Metallurgy Manufacturing Facilities in the U.S.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out a bill that “would incentivize the development of rare earth metallurgy manufacturing facilities in the United States by creating a financial investment program within the...
Rick Scott Introduces FREE American Energy Act
Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Furthering Resource Exploration and Empowering (FREE) American Energy Act.” The bill will “expedite the federal agencies’ review process of applications for permits, waivers, licenses, or other...
Ebo Entsuah: With Help from State Leaders, Florida Can Champion Advanced Energy
Florida saw advanced energy employment increase by 5 percent in 2019, more than double the state’s overall job growth rate. With more than 182,000 workers in Florida, the advanced energy industry has become a significant segment of the state’s economy.
State Regulators Take Aim At Home Solar Rights
Home solar rights – particularly a state policy called net metering – might be on the line when the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) hosts a virtual workshop on Sept. 17.
Josiah Neeley: FERC Shoots Down Federal Power Grab
Filed in April by a group with links to electric utilities, the petition sought to have the federal government claim exclusive jurisdiction over all sales of electricity that are “behind the meter”, such as electricity generated by a homeowner and sold back onto the grid. Had it been granted, the petition would have invalidated “net metering” programs in many states, which allow consumers to sell electricity they generate themselves.