By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:46 AM
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine. The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier: electric car maker Tesla Motors, whose CEO Elon Musk is also...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 08:52 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next year's congressional elections.
By Zack Colman | 12/05/13 05:12 AM
The rule's detractors say last month's EPA proposal to reduce fuel blending targets for 2014 emboldened their legislative push, adding that the rationale the agency offered didn't address concerns about engine safety and corn and fuel prices.
By Ashe Schow | 12/04/13 04:55 PM
It is widely known that using an ethanol-blend gasoline can harm vehicle engines, but did you know that it also hurts boat engines, increases the price of food globally and hurts the environment?
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 11:05 AM
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A recount showed voters in the Denver suburb of Broomfield narrowly approved a five-year moratorium on fracking, but opponents filed a lawsuit challenging the vote-counting process and some voters' eligibility has been questioned.
By Gary D. Robertson | 12/04/13 11:04 AM
DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the state is poised to carry out a more diverse energy production strategy with the advent of natural gas exploration and more renewable sources thanks to legislation.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:37 AM
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — A task force made up of ranchers, the Klamath Tribes and others is wrapping up work on recommendations to end decades of conflicts over water in the Upper Klamath Basin. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and a representative of the...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fast-moving energy proposal is drawing opponents, including environmental groups and Ohio's utility consumers' advocate, who estimate the measure could add $175 a year to the average Ohioan's electric bill.
12/03/13 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday. The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming...
By Zack Colman | 12/03/13 06:06 PM
One of President Obama's top environmental and climate advisers announced Tuesday that she would resign in February. Nancy Sutley is leaving the White House Council on Environmental Quality after five years as its chairwoman, Obama said. "As one of my top advisers, Nancy has played a central...
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