| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Energy companies are fracking for oil and gas at far shallower depths than widely believed, sometimes through underground sources of drinking water, according to research released Tuesday by Stanford University scientists.
Though researchers cautioned...
| Aug 5, 2014
Lou Sopcic has invested in energy efficient lights, insulation and new boilers in Chicago apartment buildings he owns where he pays the utility bills. But he acknowledges that springing for such improvements in buildings where his tenants pay for their...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States.
But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said 640,000 customers earned a credit on their bills last week for cutting back on electricity, the biggest test of a fledgling program aimed at reducing demand on hot days.
The "Energy Savings Day" on Wednesday —...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar.
Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:24 PM
President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.
The United States and the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Two of Connecticut's trash-to-energy plants are being sold to a private-equity firm that specializes in energy investments.
Waste Management Inc. announced Tuesday it would sell its Wheelabrator business for $1.94 billion to Energy Capital Partners....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:55 AM
RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - Tourists visiting Brazil for the World Cup are advised to pack a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a whole lot of cash.
Home to some of the world's most expensive restaurants and hotels, and with some prices rising more as the opening...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:19 PM
SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off.
The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...