A village in India that western environmental groups hoped would provide a model for green energy in the third world is now powered by coal-fired electricity after the total failure of its solar-powered “microgrid,” E&E News reports.
California officials will decide on Wednesday whether to approve plans for a politically connected green energy company’s controversial solar project over the objections of environmental groups, Native American tribes, and the county that will be home to the project.
Following reports that politically sensitive documents were being scrutinized by political appointees before being released to the public after information requests, conservative groups are letting Congress know how frustrating the Freedom of Information Act has been during the Obama administration.
A legal watchdog group on Thursday asked the Department of Justice to investigate allegations that two senior Democratic officeholders illegally pushed federal officials to reward investors in companies to which they had personal, financial, or political ties.
A confidential memorandum sent this year to potential investors of GreenTech Automotive reveals that the company was using the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia Terry McAuliffe for fundraising purposes even after his resignation.
Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, mostly avoided energy policy in a speech at a Thursday event on energy policy, signaling to his critics that he would rather not discuss his own record in that area.
Investors in a nascent electric car company run by Democrat Terry McAuliffe threatened to withdraw financing due to what they called “bad faith” actions on the parts of the company and primary financiers, internal emails show.