12/05/13 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama said the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce...
By Zack Colman | 12/05/13 12:24 PM
President Obama directed federal agencies and the military to nearly triple renewable energy consumption by the end of the decade, setting a target of getting 20 percent of electricity from renewable sources. The move, which comes through executive order, is the latest in a series of...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 10:19 AM
The price of oil edged higher above $97 a barrel Thursday as investors reacted to a drop in U.S. stockpiles, but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains.
12/05/13 10:18 AM
BOSTON — Attorney General Martha Coakley is urging a court to stop new federal fishing regulations which she called an "existential threat" to New England's 400-year-old fishing industry. Coakley said her office's motion for summary judgment, filed in the United States District Court in...
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:51 AM
A board of state regulators adopted a set of comprehensive plans Wednesday to cut chronic air pollution along the heavily populated urban corridor of northern Utah. The plans won't bring relief for years, however, and a group of Utah doctors and other clean-air advocates lambasted the Utah Air...
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.
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