A grid electricity pricing mechanism that pays or charges companies variably based on demand has concerned some in the nuclear industry who say reactors are at a disadvantage as they cannot vary production levels, The New York Times reports.
The Energy Department's Office of Inspector General found that Bonneville Power Administration officials sought to evade department oversight, which led to the utility's hiring and whistleblower retaliation scandals, The Oregonian reports.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left ranchers dealing with heavy losses, in some cases perhaps up to half their herds, as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A record-breaking storm that dumped 4 feet of snow in parts of western South Dakota left tens of thousands of people without electricity on Monday and ranchers bracing for heavy losses as they assess how many of their cattle died during the unseasonably early blizzard.
Energy Information Administration data shows an increasingly large share of U.S. coal production is controlled by a few large companies, with four accounting for 52 percent of total output in the past two years, The Hill reports.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela will not have cordial relations with the United States as long as U.S. diplomats continue what he alleges are attempts to destabilize his country.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, D, called on Consolidated Edison Inc. to take responsibility for the outages that disrupted travel of Metro-North trains and offer passengers refunds, Bloomberg reports.
TransCanada Corp. said the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline would be ready to ship oil by mid-January, backing off the anticipated start date of Jan. 3 it submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Bloomberg reports.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., urged the Energy Department's inspector general to swiftly resume its investigation into the Bonneville Power Administration, saying he has "credible evidence" of whistle-blower retaliation at the power agency, The Hill reports.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane said radiation-exposed water released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant would reach the U.S. West coast at relatively safe levels, Bloomberg reports.
Royal Dutch Shell and Vitol Group are among companies who have met with Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh for early discussions on reopening the country's energy industry to wider markets, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A group of environmental organizations urged the Environmental Protection Agency to develop regulations to curb methane emissions and called on the Interior Department to strengthen existing rules to limit the greenhouse gas, National Journal reports.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired a new resident inspector at the Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Mass., but the agency said the plant's recent performance rating downgrade played no role in the decision, The Patriot Ledger reports.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, suggested that climate change would offer some economic benefit for his state by opening up Arctic trade routes between China and Europe that could include Maine's coastal cities as a stop, the Kennebec Journal reports.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed a five-year lease extension for its headquarters in Rockville, Md., after the House Transportation Committee passed a resolution allowing the agency to retain the lease in exchange for relinquishing space in another building, Washington Business Journal reports.