Utility regulators in the U.S. are looking for ways to get natural gas to more homes, a move that could spark the construction of new distribution systems and increase the demand for larger natural-gas transmission pipelines.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has directed his department to examine whether subsidies, wholesale markets or other incentives may be skewing electric markets to favor one electricity power source over another or make the electric grid less resilient.
In an effort to reduce the chance that other cities could face lead-contaminated drinking water like that in Flint, Mich., Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has proposed standards for lead and copper in drinking water that would be more protective than federal rules.
Westinghouse Electric Co.’s recent realization of more than $6 billion in additional costs related to completing construction of two U.S. nuclear projects forced the firm to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 29.
On March 24, after years of delays and an earlier rejection by the Obama administration, the Trump administration approved TransCanada’s application to build the 1,200-mile cross-border Keystone pipeline.