An unscheduled stop in Japan won’t keep the sun-powered plane Solar Impulse grounded indefinitely, pilot Andre Borshchberg tweeted early Tuesday, signaling his intention to continue the plane's round-the-world journey, AFP reports.
Approvals for three solar farms generating up to 440 megawatts of electricity on Bureau of Land Management property in Nevada have been granted under a streamlined permitting process set up under the Western Solar Plan, The Hill reports.
The market for home battery systems that cost thousands of dollars is presently very small, The Wall Street Journal reports, noting that Tesla’s Elon Musk and his competitors are banking on swift growth as they push to develop energy storage systems.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong regulators said Thursday they're investigating a leading Chinese solar panel maker owned by billionaire Li Hejun after its shares took a sudden and unexplained plunge.
The Securities and Futures Commission normally does not announce its investigations but released a statement after Li said there was no investigation in a video interview posted online Wednesday by Chinese state media.
The East Texas Electric Cooperative held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to mark the start of construction on a 24-megawatt hydroelectric plant at the Lake Livingston Dam, which is scheduled to be finished in 2018, FuelFix reports.
The latest Short-Term Energy Outlook from the Energy Information Administration predicts the U.S. power sector will use an estimated 781.4 million short tons of coal this year, a drop of 8.2 percent from 2014, Platts reports.
In a compromise offer to Pennsylvania lawmakers to try to break the impasse over the state budget, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing to make cuts in several of his tax proposals, including the one for a gas extraction tax, The Associated Press reports.
American Petroleum Institute data showing a decrease in crude and distillate stocks on Wednesday helped oil prices build on big gains a day earlier. Light U.S. crude rose $1.07 to $49.60 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex early Wednesday, while in London Brent gained 90 cents to $52.82, Reuters reports.
A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health epidemiologist says detailed federal data on the deaths of workers in the oil and gas industry can point to trends and offer lessons for improved safety going forward, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The upcoming global climate change conference in Paris should recognize that coal continues to be an important energy source, a top official with mining giant Glencore was set to tell a conference in Australia Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Exterran Holdings says it intends by year's end to reorganize into two entities: the natural gas compression firm Archrock Inc. and gas transportation partnership Archrock Partners LP, FuelFix reports.
Strapped renewable firm SunEdison Inc. hasn’t been able to make a $400 million cash payment that was needed to complete its purchase of Latin American Power, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.
Fox2Detroit probes the appointment of former Consumers Energy official Norm Saari to a post on the Michigan Public Service Commission, which watchdog Progress Michigan describes as tapping “a fox to guard a henhouse.”