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Bedouins Of The Negev Desert

Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel. [ABC/AP] Opponents have prepared their criticism of President Barack Obama ahead of his proposed rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline in the next few weeks, targeting his suppression of… Keep reading →

Higher Energy Costs Can Increase Consumer Prices

Many American households and businesses saw energy costs soar this summer with July being the hottest month in Earth’s hottest year on record. Utilities rely on “peaker plants” during these record-setting heat waves to avoid blackouts. Such plants are more expensive and often more polluting to operate, and utilities pass the higher costs straight on… Keep reading →

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a report today showing that threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase as climate change impacts extreme weather conditions. The department also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands that will help support economic opportunity and… Keep reading →

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Legal challenges filed almost immediately after President Obama announced the Clean Power Rule may be premature.

One World Trade Center Deemed Tallest Building In North America

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is a New York initiative that would create a radically different electric system and change the way power is generated and distributed in the state. Utilities would direct the distribution of electricity produced by thousands of smaller entities. REV encompasses areas such as regulatory reform; load/peak demand management; consumer management… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Crude prices rose as much as 4 percent on Thursday amid optimism over equity markets helped offset a surprise increase in U.S. oil inventory levels. [CNBC] A new report released Wednesday highlights the gains the energy storage industry is making, and predicts its continued growth in the coming year. [The Washington Post] A court in the Netherlands has ruled… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The proliferation of natural gas and crude oil produced from U.S. shale deposits also created a bonanza of natural gas liquids (NGL). NGLs account for around 20 percent of U.S. natural gas production by volume at the wellhead, with ethane being the largest fraction. This surplus of ethane could lead to increased exports of the… Keep reading →

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Fall is nearly here and students across the nation are heading back to class, getting ready to show their school spirit at football games and other sporting events. This year, students at Washington’s Camas School District have something to be extra proud of: their district’s winning sustainability efforts in the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge.… Keep reading →

2011 Consumer Electronics Show Showcases Latest Technology Innovations

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

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