Rick Perry exits as Brouillette becomes 'acting' chief
Rick Perry departed the Department of Energy yesterday, making one of his last official statements about cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in California — a cause backed by celebrity Kim Kardashian and some members of Congress.
DOE picks solar office chief
The Department of Energy has tapped agency official Becca Jones-Albertus to lead its solar office, according to an email obtained by E&E News.
World's largest energy companies ignore CO2 goals — report
Ninety percent of the world's biggest energy companies do not have "net zero" plans for their own carbon emissions, and most of the plans that exist do not flesh out how the target will be achieved, according to a report released last week.
Top regulator sanctions PG&E, calls power outages 'failures'
California's top utility regulator slammed Pacific Gas and Electric Co. yesterday for its recent power outages aimed at preventing wildfires and ordered numerous "corrective actions" for the company, saying the historic shut-offs were "failures in execution."
Trump does tariff U-turn in blow to solar industry
The Trump administration eliminated a previously granted exemption from solar tariffs Friday, sparking pushback from renewable advocates who said the measure was needed to boost the industry as federal tax credits are phasing down.