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  • Southern California bakes in heat wave again

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures again soared past 100 degrees on Tuesday across large swaths of Southern California as high pressure aloft stoked a late-summer heat wave and sent electrical demand to record levels in Los Angeles for a second day in a row. The mercury hit triple digits in...

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report,...

  • Senate confirms two nuclear regulators

    Stephen G. Burns and Jeffery M. Baran are the newest members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after earning votes of 60-40 and 56-44, respectively. The move brings the commission's split to three Democrats -- chairwoman Allison Macfarlane being the other one -- and two Republicans.

  • VIDEO: Bobby Jindal calls Obama administration 'science deniers'

    Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., called the Obama Administration "science deniers" while speaking at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday morning before laying out his own plan for the future of science and technology.

  • EPA extends comment period for power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

  • Jindal lays out a 2016 campaign agenda, decision in November

    Declaring that "there is no reason to be coy," populist Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday presented a meaty agenda that could become his 2016 presidential platform.

  • Jindal raises visibility for 2016 presidential bid

    At a breakfast Tuesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hinted at running for president in 2016, saying "there's no reason to be coy" about it.

  • Northeast Utilities, Spectra to expand pipeline

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Northeast Utilities and Spectra Energy Corp. have announced plans to expand natural gas access to New England and end bottlenecks that have driven up prices when demand spikes in the winter. The companies said Tuesday the $3 billion project expanding a network of...

  • UN chief: Climate summit will 'lay the framework' for carbon price

    Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.

  • Bobby Jindal is running for president; here's his brand new energy plan

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today is having one of those pre-presidential-campaign events, at the Heritage Foundation at 11 a.m. Ahead of that, Jindal's mini-think-tank, "America Next," released an energy plan this morning.

  • GAO: More coal power plants to close than expected

    A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.

  • China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

    BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday. The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made...

  • EPA rife with green conflicts of interest

    Numerous senior officials of the EPA have real or apparent "revolving door" conflicts of interest, according to a new report by a nonprofit watchdog.

  • Clouds darken over solar subsidies

    At issue is "net metering," a subsidy in 44 states that pays solar-using customers for excess power they sell back to the utility.

  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave sent Californians to their air conditioners Friday and drove power demand to its highest peak of the year as the southern region sweltered under 100-degree temperatures. Statewide electrical demand peaked Monday afternoon at 45,090 megawatts, beating a record for...



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