HAVANA (AP) — Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts.
Alliance to Save Energy EE Global 2013 conference Day Two. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to speak at morning plenary session, Sen. Mark Warner to address luncheon. DOE Assistant Secretary Pat Hoffman to speak at afternoon panel.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is set to host an energy summit of nearly 200 policy and industry experts to discuss strategies to cut energy costs in the state, The Associated Press reports.
Alliance to Save Energy EE Global 2013 conference Day One. Morning forum with former Sen. Byron Dorgan, Business Roundtable President John Engler, NAM Vice President for Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg, Institute for 21st Century Energy President Karen Harbert. Through Tuesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Barack Obama tried on Friday to leave behind the political battles that have overshadowed his second-term agenda, saying lawmakers should work on creating more middle-class jobs in the slowly growing economy. "Our work is not done, and our focus cannot drift," Obama said.
Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe switched his position on offshore drilling of the state's coast, supporting a pro-drilling bill introduced by Virginia's Democratic senators, The Washington Post reports.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer urged NRC Chairman Allison Macfarlane to complete an investigation and hold a public hearing before allowing the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to restart, Southern California Public Radio reports.