| Jan 22, 2012
Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.
No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
| Nov 18, 2011
After deciding it isn't worth cleaning up one of the nation's dirtiest power plants, the owners of an aging coal-burner along the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan are shutting it down sooner than expected.
In its latest financial documents, Virginia-...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:58 AM
President Barack Obama is initiating an "Insourcing American Jobs" dialogue with top business leaders. The latter are always looking for tax breaks and special benefits, and this could quickly degenerate into pleas for special treatment — whereas...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 8:01 AM
LARGO -- A crowd of hundreds at Prince George's Community College is awaiting the arrival this morning of President Barack Obama, who is due to deliver the latest in a series of addresses on energy as rising oil costs create a drag on the economic...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 11:06 AM
President Obama declared the United States the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" Thursday as he plugged an energy policy that would offer incentives to companies that power their vehicles with natural gas.
Speaking to a crowd at a UPS facility here, Obama...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Friday marked the day Rick Perry finally tried to go on offense.
First he blitzed the network morning shows, then he delivered a detailed speech on energy policy in Pittsburgh. All before lunch.
It amounted to what felt like a new chapter in the Texas...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing: A good source of natural gas or an environmental hazard that could contaminate the water we consume?...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 5:11 PM
— It's quiet these days at Dominion's liquefied natural gas terminal in the Chesapeake Bay. Only five tankers docked last year at the pier a mile off the Calvert County shoreline, and not much traffic is expected this year, either.
But thanks in...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The third attack by saboteurs in six months against the pipeline supplying natural gas to Israel and Jordan underscores security lapses and the opposition of many Egyptians to their nation's contract to ship low-cost energy to Israel. Early-morning blasts...