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.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, has introduced a bill that would encourage distributed energy technology's introduction to the electric grid at fair cost and a quicker timeframe by pressuring states to revamp their policies, E&E reports.
The narrow window for Shell to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic could become even smaller as a result of sea ice clogging the area around the Chuckchi Sea’s Burger prospect, where the company is planning to conduct its operations, FuelFix reports.
United plans to become the first U.S. airline to operate a regularly scheduled commercial domestic flight using alternative fuels, and also will announce Tuesday a $30 million investment in Fulcrum BioEnergy, The New York Times reports.
Gov. Bill Walker is set to approve an update to Alaska’s Interior Energy Project, signing into law Tuesday a bill that extends the search for natural gas in the state beyond the North Slope, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.
Despite Monday’s Supreme Court ruling impacting the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, Michigan South Central Power Agency and Iowa’s Alliant Energy won’t reverse their decisions to shut coal-fired plants, officials have told Platts.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's decision to slash estimates for the number of Pennsylvania jobs provided by the shale-gas industry –- to 89,000 -– is the latest in a series of actions alarming drillers in the state, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Continuing concerns about the future of Greece in the European Union were weighing on oil prices early Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude lost 14 cents to $58.19 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent dropped 3 cents to $61.98, Reuters reports.
Documents that Patriot Coal Corp. filed in court about its bankruptcy did not contain detailed information about the compensation for officers and directors of the company, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Venture capital firm Energy Power Partners has bought Talen Energy’s renewable subsidiary -– including 65 megawatts of generation from 25 projects in 4 states –- for an undisclosed sum, according to The Morning Call.