| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has upheld a decision that Maryland strayed into federal-only territory when it tried to jump start construction of a power plant with subsidies.
The Maryland Public Service Commission, concerned about reliability problems...
| Jun 4, 2014
The debate over reducing carbon dioxide emissions to combat global warming brings us to the truth: Saving money is more important than saving the planet. In its shortsightedness, big business — led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — will...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has already committed to spending $100 million on political races across the nation to affect climate change policy, said Tuesday he planned to get involved in legislative contests in California to help...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past.
But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not exactly a beloved figure in California. The swagger and the twang are all too reminiscent, for some, of another former Texas governor-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate, who twice lost the state by landslide margins....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:08 AM
There's a lot that your clothes dryer doesn't want you to know.
For starters, it sometimes uses as much energy per year as a new energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer and dishwasher combined, according to a report released Thursday by the...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Seen from U.S. 101, northern Santa Barbara County looks to be mostly vineyards and cattle ranches, with majestic oak trees scattered across the dry rolling hills.
But up a narrow road, spread across the chaparral between Orcutt and Los Alamos, wells...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:31 PM
An Italian renewable-energy company won the rights to develop offshore wind projects in nearly 80,000 acres of Atlantic waters off Maryland's coast with an $8.7 million bid Tuesday.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management declared US Wind Inc. the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Energy companies have used thousands of gallons of diesel to frack for oil and gas without obtaining the necessary permits required under federal law, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project.
The watchdog group's review of...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:09 PM
An electricity supplier in the crosshairs of Pennsylvania authorities over complaints about high prices says revoking its license would be heavy-handed under the circumstances because it is making amends by refunding customers.
Hiko Energy, of Monsey,...
| 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...