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  • Nevada governor signs tax breaks to ink Tesla battery factory deal

    Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation late Thursday. Nevada beat out Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California for the "gigafactory," as it's known. It's projected to bring 20,000 jobs and $100 billion to the economy in 20 years.

  • Most conservative British lawmakers reject man-made climate change, poll finds

    A full 53 percent of Conservative members of parliament said the scientific consensus that humans are driving climate change hasn't been confirmed, a revelation that could cloud British Prime Minister David Cameron's appearance at a United Nations-hosted climate summit.

  • Company to set $151M trust to pay for spill damage

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate will set up a roughly $151 million trust to pay for damage caused when one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers in northern Mexico, authorities said Thursday. Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo said that Grupo...

  • Senate panel sends two nuclear regulator nominees to floor

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominees Stephen Burns and Jeffery Baran, both Democrats, were approved by the committee. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., was the only GOP lawmaker to join all the panel's Democrats in voting to send the nominees to the floor.

  • Poll: Most Americans fear oil exports would raise gas prices

    Fifty-two percent of respondents to a survey by the Morning Consult said they think sending crude abroad would cause more pain at the pump, though more support (38 percent) rather than oppose (34 percent) ending a 39-year-old ban on exporting oil.

  • Canadian leader to skip UN climate summit

    Stephen Harper joins the leaders of China and India in missing the New York event. President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and over 100 other heads of state will be in attendance.

  • Russia cuts gas supplies to Poland

    Russia's natural gas supplies to Poland have dropped by 45 percent this week, Poland's state gas company told the BBC, a move many analysts saw as punishment for Poland sending gas to Ukraine.

  • Pot producers add demand on Northwest power grid

    SEATTLE (AP) — As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners. Demands...

  • McAuliffe: No fracking in GW National Forest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing assurances from federal officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday fracking for natural gas will not be allowed in the George Washington National Forest. "I won't allow it as long as I'm governor," McAuliffe told the inaugural meeting of a climate change panel he...

  • Appeal filed over Oregon ruling on coal project

    Ambre Energy, the Port of Morrow and the state of Wyoming filed the appeal with the Oregon Court of Appeals on Tuesday as the parties hope to keep the prospects of shipping coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry Asian markets alive.

  • U.S., EU crafting hardest-hitting energy sanctions against Russia so far

    These sanctions would handcuff Russia's ability to raise revenue, as its government derives more than half its budget from oil and gas.

  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet....

  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules governing the practice in Illinois that they believe violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. A coalition of industry groups will...

  • Project to export natural gas approved

    The Energy Department gave the final approval for the Cameron LNG facility in Hackberry, La., on Wednesday to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day of LNG for up to 20 years.

  • Activists plan NYC climate march before UN summit

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York labor unions and environmental groups are planning a march to draw attention to climate change two days before a United Nations summit on the issue. City Councilman Donovan Richards predicted Wednesday that the Sept. 21 demonstration would be largest climate march in...



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