Energy news in brief

** Former EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus died last week at the age of 87. He was the first-ever administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and served from its founding in 1970 through 1973 and then again from 1983 to early 1985.

** Solar energy’s growth is demonstrated by the number of stories about how it’s being used. The city of Madison, Wisconsin, and a school district will offtake power from a 7 MW solar project expected to come online late next year.  A North Dakota school district partners with a utility on a solar project that will help offset costs and educate students. A local utility board in Indiana approves a 30-year power purchase agreement for a planned solar project. A solar installation company is unresponsive after customers in Wisconsin face difficulties with rooftop panels.

** Officials in Spokane, Washington are seeking assurance that operators of a gasoline pipeline will be held liable for accidents.

** Efforts to renew work on Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository have emerged in the U.S. Senate despite opposition.

** California regulators recently discovered that battery deployment was actually increasing emissions, and have figured out how to fix it.

** Midland, Texas-based Ring Energy, Inc. announced the completion of the scheduled fall 2019 redetermination evaluation of its $1 billion senior credit facility. The Company entered into an amendment to the senior credit facility as part of the scheduled fall redetermination.

 

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