"Oil prices briefly fell under $60 a barrel on Thursday after nearly two weeks of uninterrupted declines, as traders and investors acknowledged that a global economic recovery would take longer than hoped."
Energy & Fuel
T. Boone Pickens postponed a plan to create the world's largest wind farm in Texas. The billionaire had spent $60 million advertising his plan to combat what he calls the United States' addiction to foreign oil.
"The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is working to regulate salt discharges that result from natural-gas drilling."
"A coalition of environmental groups is suing federal agencies in an effort to change the location of corridors to transmit energy across Western lands."
The proposed $20-40 billion natural gas pipeline would transport natural gas over 2000 miles from AK's North Slope natural gas reserves to the Midwestern US. Or would it?
Good solar potential, relative proximity to existing or potential energy transmission corridors, and the perception of the fewest conflicts with existing land uses and the natural environment were factors in site selection.
"President Obama's energy team is mandating up-front standards for smart grid technology to ensure that what is built by the disparate forces involved works and is efficient."
Summertime and the grilling is easy... but how environmentally friendly is it? Which type of grill is greener: gas or charcoal?
Tough new efficiency standards haven't killed the incandescent light bulb -- but instead are spurring inventors to make better ones.
"Los Angeles will eliminate the use of electricity made from coal by 2020, replacing it with power from cleaner renewable energy sources, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said."