The Energy Spark program being put together by Washington state offers homeowners a reduced mortgage rate if they buy an energy efficient home or make efficiency improvements to their existing house, KIRO reports.
In one of a number of efficiency successes reported by Business Insider, Kohl’s department store chain is saving up to 18 percent of its energy costs after installing software that enables it to monitor energy meters remotely, according to installer Environmental Systems Inc.
The Environmental Protection Agency is running late on implementing a number of recommended fixes to improve agency efficiency, boost environment and public health protections and save money, the agency’s inspector general says.
In a semi-annual report to Congress, EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. said that the agency was more than a year delayed in implementing 53 fixes as of the end of 2014.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.
The program is meant to help the state raise more revenue to pay for road and bridge projects at a time when money generated from gasoline taxes are declining across the country, in part, because of greater fuel efficiency and the increasing popularity of fuel-efficient, hybrid and electric cars.
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) — For nearly three decades Krishan Luthra stubbornly labored away in a General Electric research lab on a long-shot effort to cook up a new type of ceramic that few consumers will ever see or use.
Now this obscure material, which is lightweight, strong and can handle extreme temperatures, is being built into the bellies of jet engines and promises to save billions of gallons of fuel in the coming decades by reducing weight and allowing engines to run hotter.
Not all of the major corporations that signed on Monday to the Obama administration's call to cut carbon emissions are on board with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, E&E reports.
Following Republican release of a video showing Hillary Clinton boarding a private jet after announcing her climate program, an aide to the Democratic presidential candidate is pledging her campaign will be carbon neutral, CNN reports.
Concerns over the continuing oil glut sent Brent crude down 17 cents Tuesday to $53.30 a barrel, the lowest settlement since Jan. 30, The Wall Street Journal reports. Ahead of weekly data from the Energy Information Administration, however, light, sweet crude gained 59 cents, or 1.2 percent, to settle at $47.98 a barrel on the Nymex.
The troubles in the oil industry are offering companies such as National Oilwell Varco a variety of acquisition targets, said CEO Clay Williams, speaking of “a buyer’s market” amid the downturn, FuelFix reports.
Concerned about the dent in profitability caused by the fall in natural gas prices, Reliance Industries—headed by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani—is considering selling its assets in the Eagle Ford Shale and the Marcellus Shale, sources tell Bloomberg.
Lower prices were pressuring revenue for chemical firm LyondellBasell in the second quarter, although its $1.33 billion profit, amounting to $2.82 a share, represented a gain compared to 2014 and beat analysts’ expectations, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The House and Senate energy policy bills are both crafted to attract bipartisan backing and to avoid more controversial issues like the Keystone pipeline, lifting the crude oil export ban and reining in environmental regulations, Roll Call reports.