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Energy and Resource Industries

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  • In first gulf oil lease auction since spill, BP bids -- and bids

     
    In the first auction of Gulf-based leases since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, BP submitted 11 high bids for drilling leases....
  • Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida

    Scam alert: Fraud flourishes in Florida
    They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had. There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
  • Create eco-makeover plan for your property

    Create eco-makeover plan for your property
    New condominium and town home associations are increasingly designed to be kind to the planet and its people. But what if your community was built during the days of asbestos, leaded paint and energy-hogging systems? You can go greener, and there are good...
  • Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

    Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking
    Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest. If the rosy forecasts are correct, France is sitting on one of the biggest deposits of shale gas in Western Europe, enough to supply the country for...
  • Houston doesn't have a problem

    Across most of the nation, Americans are wincing at soaring gasoline prices, struggling with rising food costs, worrying over collapsing real estate values and staring into the abyss of a looming recession. Here in Houston, Maserati sales are up 86...
  • Russia's advantage

    Russia's advantage
    The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
  • Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast

    Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast
    The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists. The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
  • State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
    Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • OARC Energy Conservation Block Party

    OARC Energy Conservation Block Party
    Better Philly's Damian Muziani attends an Orland Street Energy Conservation Block Party, part of OARC'S Urban Energy Conservation Program. Participants can have their homes fitted with energy savings equiptment that can lower electric bills up to 20%....
  • Put a lid on spiraling heating bills

    Robert Whale knew his 1920s Sears Roebuck bungalow wasn't exactly airtight, but he didn't know just how drafty it was until an energy auditor flipped on the switch to a large fan he had placed in the doorway. That buzzing coming from an upstairs bedroom?...