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DOE IG scores FERC over grid vulnerability briefings

The Energy Department’s internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the nation’s energy regulator for failing to consider the impact of sensitive grid vulnerability analyses on national security before giving briefings to federal agencies and industry. Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman’s report,

Cyprus: Initial offshore drilling finds no gas

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Energy Ministry says initial exploratory drilling by an Italian-Korean consortium off Cyprus’ southern coast has failed to find significant quantities of gas. The ministry said Friday that the SAIPEM 10000 rig belonging to the Eni-Kogas

Brisbane airport bans climate ad ahead of G20

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A bid by environmentalists to confront world leaders with a digital billboard highlighting climate change has been thwarted by Brisbane airport authorities who deemed the message too political. Brisbane Airport will be the Australian gateway for

Baran, Burns confirmed to NRC

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Barack Obama’s two Democratic nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which will bring the five-member safety regulator back to full strength. Senators approved Jeffery M. Baran on a 56-44 vote, and Stephen G. Burns

After 5 reports: Future of UN climate body debated

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — After a six-year scientific marathon that involved about 4,000 authors, contributors and reviewers and 30,000 climate studies, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change has published its latest assessment on global warming. Now many wonder what’s

3 California counties voting on fracking bans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters in three coastal California counties vote Tuesday on whether to ban fracking and other intensive oil production, even as slumping prices globally are leading companies to start to scale back on production. Chevron, ExxonMobil and

Senate sends tax extenders bill to Obama

The Senate on Tuesday easily approved the $41.6 billion one-year tax extenders bill previously passed by the Republican-led House, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The package cleared the chamber on a 76-16 vote after a brief

Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeded no more by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama’s top judicial nominations this year, a total that would be the highest for any president

Senate confirms Honorable, Smith

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Christopher Smith to become the Energy Department’s assistant secretary for fossil energy. Both were approved by voice votes as lawmakers pushed to wrap up the 113th