By Zack Colman | 01/06/14 05:06 AM
Clean energy supporters pushed back Sunday against a "60 Minutes" report that cast the Obama administration's $91 billion clean energy stimulus as a potentially ill-advised investment of taxpayer dollars.
By Zack Colman | 01/03/14 02:01 PM
Without the climate policies called for in President Obama's second-term agenda, the United States would fail to meet a national goal of curbing greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, the State Department said in a report.
By Zack Colman | 01/03/14 01:08 PM
The oil and gas industry received a long-awaited gift from Congress when lawmakers approved a drilling pact between Mexico and the United States as part of the budget deal, signaling enhanced cooperation between the two nations just after Mexico opened energy exploration to foreign companies....
By Zack Colman | 01/03/14 10:29 AM
Federal regulators for the electric grid and commodities and futures markets are partnering to strengthen a crackdown on energy market manipulation, building on increasingly aggressive measures to fight abuse in the electricity sector. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Commodity...
By Zack Colman | 01/02/14 04:02 PM
Capitol Hill debate on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline will heat up when lawmakers return to Washington after a train carrying crude oil crashed and went ablaze in North Dakota this week. The Casselton, N.D., accident forced about 2,000 residents to leave their homes but left no casualties,...
By Zack Colman | 12/31/13 02:46 PM
A key wind energy tax credit expires at midnight, but the industry's main lobby group isn't worried -- and an extension could be in the offing, albeit retroactively. The wind production tax credit of 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour won't be extended before the deadline. But letting it end this...
By Zack Colman | 12/31/13 05:46 AM
The Obama administration will not revisit a new rule based on its revised "social cost of carbon" estimate, setting the table for a potential legal challenge from industry groups.
By Zack Colman | 12/26/13 11:29 AM
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans to help the less fortunate and offered best wishes to troops in a Christmas video message. The Obamas encouraged people to volunteer in soup kitchens, donate to those in need or even buy gifts for those who are unable. "For...
By Zack Colman | 12/25/13 12:25 PM
Hossam Eissa, the minister of Higher Education, said in a statement that, "The Cabinet has declared the Muslim Brotherhood group and its organization as a terrorist organization," according to The Associated Press.
By Zack Colman | 12/23/13 04:45 PM
The Interior Department on Monday denied a proposal that would have enabled construction of a road through an Alaskan wildlife refuge aimed at aiding emergency medical evacuations, an issue that dogged the beginning of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's confirmation process. Jewell confirmed an...
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