- Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy Updated: Apr-29-16 12:01 am
HELENA, Montana - Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.
- Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A bill to ensure the future water supply of the arid but fertile Yakima River Basin passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
- Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources Updated: Apr-20-16 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power.
- Senate energy bill offers help to biomass industry Updated: Apr-20-16 3:04 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The struggling biomass industry could benefit from legislation moving through Congress.
- Economic pain predicted in Oklahoma amid slumping oil prices Updated: Apr-19-16 6:54 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Slumping energy prices and dwindling tax collections already have punched a $1.3 billion hole in Oklahoma's budget for next year, but there may be more economic "pain on the horizon," one of the nation's top ratings agency said Tuesday.
- Italian referendum on oil concessions fails to reach quorum Updated: Apr-17-16 6:50 pm
MILAN - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says the jobs of oil workers have been preserved by the failure of a referendum that aimed to curtail the duration of existing drilling concessions in territorial waters.
- Maine House approves amended solar bill, heads to Senate Updated: Apr-15-16 3:32 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Supporters of a state solar bill approved by the House say the legislation would create new clean-energy jobs and reduce energy costs for those who don't use solar power.
- New Mexico to hit solar tax credit limit this summer Updated: Apr-15-16 6:03 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico energy conservation officials have been hit with a flood of applications for the state's solar tax credit and are on track to meet the $3 million cap way before the end of the year.