House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. Environment, Featured Experts recommend renewable energy, alternative ways to clean up cryptocurrency WASHINGTON—Lawmakers on Thursday grappled with balancing the energy consumption of cryptocurrency's mining process alongside the opportunities for blockchain technology at a House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing. "Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency bring enormous promise," House ... CONTINUE READING offshore drilling Environment, Featured Democrats urge Interior Dept. not to approve new drilling in Gulf of Mexico WASHINGTON – Democrat lawmakers said President Joe Biden is not doing enough to stop offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico during a House subcommittee meeting Thursday. The criticism came during a House Subcommittee on Energy ... CONTINUE READING President Joe Biden Environment, Featured U.S. not on track to achieve Biden's climate goals, data finds WASHINGTON – Data on global temperatures and greenhouse gas emissions released this week shows the United States is not on a path toward meeting President Joe Biden’s ambitious climate change goals. The announcements come at ... CONTINUE READING National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Land and Ocean Temperature Percentiles map Environment, Featured Global warming trend continues, though 2021 eased a bit, reports say WASHINGTON—Even though 2021 marked a minor cooldown from 2020's record-high global temperatures, the year's temperatures remain part of the planet-warming trend, experts say. Separate climate assessments from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and temperature ... CONTINUE READING
Experts Call for More Icebreakers as Tensions Heat Up in the Arctic

Experts Call for More Icebreakers as Tensions Heat Up in the Arctic

WASHINGTON — When it comes to power and positioning in the Arctic, the United States trails behind Russia, regional experts told lawmakers on Tuesday.  “Our presence in the Arctic is late to the game,” said retired Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft. “Russia has de...

Armstrong speaks out against the CLEAN Future Act

The House Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on “the CLEAN Future Act” last week. The act aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050 and combat the climate crisis together.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers see carbon capture as answer to climate change

Carbon capture, a process by which carbon dioxide is sequestered from emission sources such as power plants or directly from the atmosphere and then stored or reused, has become a rare bastion of bipartisan congressional agreement on climate action. On Wednesday, lawmakers in the House and Senate, including Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Marc Veasey, D-Texas, introduced a bill to provide loan guarantees from the Department of Energy to new and existing carbon capture projects.

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