- Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania combine on gas drilling Updated: Oct-13-15 5:45 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to their region over the next three years rather than compete with each other.
- Groups target "sweatheart" Duke Energy-NC coal ash deal Updated: Oct-13-15 3:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Environmental groups said Tuesday they're going to court to try stopping what they called a sweetheart deal between Gov. Pat McCrory's environmental regulators and his former employer over the liability Duke Energy faces from toxic coal ash pollution.
- U. of Michigan's solar car team works with IBM on race entry Updated: Oct-13-15 7:38 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan's solar car team is working with IBM on its entry to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.
- County declares 4-month wind farms freeze after big project Updated: Oct-10-15 6:36 pm
HERTFORD, North Carolina - Commissioners in Perquimans County are putting a four-month freeze on new wind farms after landing the largest wind project in the Southeast.
- Development banks boost funding to fight climate change Updated: Oct-09-15 9:17 pm
LIMA, Peru - The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.
- Judge wants quicker decision on energy lease near Glacier Updated: Oct-09-15 3:54 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge ordered the U.S. government to speed up its consideration of a long-stalled drilling proposal near Glacier National Park and said he won't tolerate further delay caused by "bureaucratic gobbledygook."
- Shamrock Proppants shuts down indefinitely in mid-Missouri Updated: Oct-09-15 11:01 am
MEXICO, Missouri - Operations have been shut down at a central Missouri plant that makes materials used in fracking.
- California oil regulators acknowledge oversight failings Updated: Oct-08-15 8:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Oil and gas regulators in and around Los Angeles routinely failed to carry out much of the oversight required to keep federally protected drinking-water aquifers from oilfield contamination, an internal review by those state regulators concluded Thursday.
- NY governor: Denying global warming isn't a survival plan Updated: Oct-08-15 7:49 pm
NEW YORK - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earth's average temperature from rising dangerously.
- Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to coal group Updated: Oct-08-15 6:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway tried to reinforce his friend-of-coal credentials Thursday, pledging to promote the industry and look for tax incentives to boost production as he distanced himself from a president routinely blamed for coal's downturn.
- Experts say clean power available as regional energy changes Updated: Oct-08-15 5:48 pm
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont - Clean hydro-electricity from Canada is available for use in New England if producers can find ways to bring it into the region, experts said Thursday at an annual meeting of the Renewable Energy Vermont trade group.
- Idaho nuclear lab director eyes new generation of scientists Updated: Oct-08-15 4:51 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's federal nuclear facility can become the nation's premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region's economy, the new director says.
- IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change Updated: Oct-07-15 11:28 pm
LIMA, Peru - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that failure to take urgent action on global warming will condemn humanity to the same fate as the Peruvian poultry that so many delegates to the group's annual meeting are enjoying this week in a country famed for its cuisine.
- California wants renewable energy for half its power by 2030 Updated: Oct-07-15 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Jerry Brown dramatically increased California's climate-change goals on Wednesday, committing the state to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years.
- Proposals for local input on oil, gas locations under fire Updated: Oct-07-15 6:24 pm
DENVER - State regulators have released proposed rules to give local governments more of a say in the location of new oil and gas wells, and they quickly came under fire Wednesday from the energy industry and environmental groups.
- Group looking at 200 'deadbeat dams' to remove in Vermont Updated: Oct-07-15 10:02 am
POULTNEY, Vermont - A nonprofit organization is eyeing about 200 "'deadbeat dams" with the goal of pushing for their removal.
- Panel backs fuel storage plan for California nuke plant Updated: Oct-06-15 10:08 pm
LOS ANGELES - The California Coastal Commission on Tuesday endorsed a plan to allow operators at the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant to move tons of highly radioactive fuel from storage pools into steel canisters sheathed by concrete.
- Study: No fracking bonanza for California's Monterey Shale Updated: Oct-06-15 5:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. Geological Survey report out Tuesday downgrades the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.
- Ruling says Vancouver port oil terminal needs full review Updated: Oct-06-15 2:45 pm
VANCOUVER, Washington - A hearing examiner says a proposal by NuStar Energy to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review.
- Dubuque asks agency to let city look into hydropower dam Updated: Oct-06-15 12:59 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque officials have asked a federal agency to let the city study the feasibility of putting a hydropower plant on the Mississippi River.
- Fracking provision placed in early-morning 'technical' bill Updated: Oct-05-15 6:44 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - People unhappy with a new law making clear North Carolina cities and counties are handcuffed in passing fracking restrictions also don't like how the legislation passed in the final minutes of this year's General Assembly.
- North Carolina legislation answers local fracking moratoria Updated: Oct-05-15 5:50 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The last bill the North Carolina General Assembly approved before adjourning this year was designed to stop local governments from trying to delay or restrict fracking in their own backyards.
- Group asks state high court to hear power plant case Updated: Oct-05-15 3:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Environmentalists asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to disqualify all but one member of a powerful state regulatory board in a case that will determine the fate of a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest.
- Alaska Editorials Updated: Oct-05-15 12:38 pm
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
- Debate swirls as proposed gas pipeline inches forward Updated: Oct-03-15 11:02 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - It could be a year before federal regulators decide whether to greenlight a proposed 100-mile natural gas pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania to central New Jersey but already the company pushing the project and opponents are geared up for a fight.