Thousands have pledged to engage in civil disobedience and protests if the State Department's final National Interest Determination rules in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, The New York Times reports.
In less than 12 years from now, the United States will have the ability to supply 100 percent of our liquid fuel needs from right here in North America.
Inconceivable just a few years ago, the energy self-sufficiency now within our grasp means reduced reliance on fuel from less stable regions of the world – a development with profound implications for our economic security and geopolitical dynamics.
TransCanada has launched a new series of advertisements to make the case for approving the Keystone XL pipeline, highlighting the expected reliability of Canadian crude compared to energy from the Middle East, The New York Times
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and other opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline gathered in Bradshaw, Neb. Sunday to dedicate a barn built in the project's expected path, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
The Coast Guard has increased the liability cap – the amount a company would have to pay in the event of an oil spill in U.S. waters -- by more than 15 percent, to more than $404 million for onshore facilities, in a regulation published in the Federal Register Tuesday that's now open to a 60-day comment period, FuelFix reports.
Non-food plants that are hardy and grow quickly on marginal land are also likely to become invasive species, so scientists hunting for the next big biofuel crop -- who published a so-called white list of possibilities in the journal BioEnergy Research last month -- have to be particular, E&E reports.
Computer systems at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were hacked three times over the past three years, with several employees clicking on a malicious link in a phishing email in one incident, NextGov reports, citing an investigation by the NRC’s inspector general.
A day before the September contract expires, West Texas Intermediate Crude slumped $1.93, or 2 percent, to settle at $94.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while the October contract dropped 89 cents to $92.86. In London October Brent edged 4 cents lower to $101.56, Bloomberg reports.
Iraq is hoping to boost the output from its prolific southern oil fields – like West Qurna II, where Russian company Lukoil reported pumping 280,000 barrels a day, more than double the amount generated in March – even as fighting has hampered production in the north, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has to look again at the wind farm proposed by Fishermen’s Energy that it rejected in March, in part because of a $47 million grant the Department of Energy awarded to the project in May, according to a ruling from a state appeals court, The Record reports.
The Texas transmission business Oncor may be the unit of bankrupt Energy Future Holdings most interesting to potential buyers, but the company wasn’t saying in court Tuesday how much debt is attached to the division that owns most of it, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Ticks, mosquitoes, fire ants and even poison ivy are spreading across more parts of the U.S. because of climate change, impacting Americans' outdoor experience, the National Wildlife Federation said in a new report released Tuesday, according to The Hill.