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  • Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.

    Lower oil prices could fuel more hiring in U.S.
    In June, when oil cost $107 a barrel, U.S. employers added a healthy number of jobs — 267,000. Now, with oil below $50, hopes are rising that hiring in the United States is poised to intensify. Goldman Sachs forecasts that if oil stays near its...
  • Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents

    Series of small quakes in north Texas rattle residents
    For the second day, a flurry of tiny earthquakes rattled northern Texas, prompting calls to police, public service announcements of safety tips and tongue-in-cheek photos of fallen water bottles. The quakes, which would hardly raise an eyebrow in...
  • State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers

    State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers
    Illinois governmental agencies Wednesday issued a report proposing ways to prop up Exelon's ailing nuclear power plants, citing the economic and environmental impact that closing those plants could have on the state. The agencies suggested programs...
  • Dark side of declining oil prices is economic pain for some countries

    Dark side of declining oil prices is economic pain for some countries
    Soaring demand from China kept oil prices above $100 a barrel for most of the last five years, but as growth slows there and elsewhere, the world is now awash in oil and its price has plummeted to less than $50 a barrel. Here is a look at the...
  • California's bold attack on climate change

    California's bold attack on climate change
    California is moving toward its goal of generating a third of its electrical power from solar, wind and other renewable sources by 2020, as promised five years ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But Gov. Jerry Brown isn't about to settle for that...
  • Sen. Kirk clarifies view on climate change

     Sen. Kirk clarifies view on climate change
    After criticism from environmental groups, Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday that climate change is real and human activity contributes to it. The Illinois Republican issued a statement after Environment & Energy Daily reported Thursday on remarks Kirk...
  • They don't care. They don't have to. They're the power company.

    They don't care. They don't have to. They're the power company.
    Ernestine, one of Lily Tomlin's most hilarious characters, made devastating fun of the Bell system phone monopoly. One sketch featured Ernestine strolling through a high-tech control center. "Here at the phone company," she says, "we handle 84 billion...
  • Change to prevent blackouts could mean higher electric bills

    Change to prevent blackouts could mean higher electric bills
    As the polar vortex sent temperatures plunging below zero last year, the workers who run the regional electrical grid were scrambling to avoid a blackout. Now PJM Interconnection, which delivers power to more than 61 million homes in 13 states and the...
  • Wolf faces tough 2015 as he takes his oath

    Wolf faces tough 2015 as he takes his oath
    HARRISBURG — Gov.-elect Tom Wolf pledged throughout his campaign to provide "a fresh start" for Pennsylvania. He vowed to increase funding for public schools, make the state's tax system fairer, increase the minimum wage, impose tough new...
  • Green benefactor Tom Steyer gives high marks to Brown's climate push

    Green benefactor Tom Steyer gives high marks to Brown's climate push
    Climate change crusader Tom Steyer watched Gov. Jerry Brown's swearing-in Monday morning from the gallery of the Assembly chamber -- and he liked what he saw. Brown dedicated a significant portion of his inaugural address to environmental policy,...
  • Texas city that went on building spree ahead of oil boom now waits for bust, budget cuts

    Just two years ago, this Texas town known mostly for its annual rattlesnake roundup seemed to be on the brink of a transformation. Expecting a huge influx of oil workers, local leaders spent tens of millions of dollars to improve the courthouse, build...