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  • Report: Constraints In Power System Promise Even Higher Costs

    Energy officials in Connecticut released on Thursday a long-delayed draft report outlining the challenges they expect the state and the region to need to overcome in order to deliver reliable and lower-cost electricity. The picture drawn by the...
  • Of course he opposes gas-drilling tax

    The recent article headlined "Economist warns against tax on gas drilling" identified expert John Felmy as chief economist for the American Petroleum Industry. The headline could have been written, more accurately, as "Fracker's flack warns against tax...
  • History repeats itself -- but who notices?

    Observers unburdened by historical memory may not realize how old and familiar this "new" Russia is. As the shale revolution in this country undermines Russia's petroleum-based economy, and it slips into economic recession, Russia is back to being The...
  • Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river

    Three environmental groups said Thursday that they have discovered toxic coal ash leaks from a retired Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina, allegedly polluting the Yadkin River nine months after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke plant fouled the...
  • Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms

    Democrats balk at spending bill as government shutdown looms
    Congressional Democrats objected on Wednesday to controversial financial and political campaign provisions tucked into a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill, keeping the risk of a government shutdown alive. The complaints from House of Representatives...
  • Falling gas prices may boost the U.S. economy

    Falling gas prices may boost the U.S. economy
    For the first time in four years, Los Angeles drivers are paying less than $3 on average for a gallon of gasoline, part of a nationwide free-fall in fuel prices that could provide a substantial boost to the economy. Because they're spending less at...
  • Investors turn to MLP funds as U.S. energy bet while oil slides

    U.S. investors are zeroing in on exchange-traded funds that track master limited partnerships as a way to bet on long-term North American energy boom even as oil prices slide, convinced that these funds look relatively cheap and promise growth. Master...
  • Real or fake? Drought intensifies debate over Christmas trees' eco-friendliness

    Real or fake? Drought intensifies debate over Christmas trees' eco-friendliness
    Before they picked out an eight-foot Christmas tree, Tara White and Ed Dilks wondered whether an artificial tree might be a more eco-friendly choice. But after doing some research, the Glendale couple decided that the convenience of an artificial tree...
  • FP&L loves all those profits, but lets you take risk

    FP&L  loves all those profits, but lets you take risk
    Florida Power & Light wants to explore for natural gas, with customers assuming all the risk and the company getting all the profits. Outrageous? Yes. Out of bounds? Sounds like it. But the Florida Public Service Commission, which heard arguments this...
  • US to be net exporter of oil by 2020, Exxon Mobil says

    North America will become a net exporter of oil and other petroleum liquids by 2020, Exxon Mobil forecast Tuesday. The company predicts that increased fracking and oil sands development would push North American production toward the equivalent of 30...
  • Good for you, bad for Vladimir Putin

    Good for you, bad for Vladimir Putin
    The falling price of oil is good news for American motorists, and it has an extra added attraction: It's making life miserable for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Oil prices have fallen nearly 40 percent since June. Retail gasoline prices have plunged...