White House axes efficiency from state clean power targets
U.S. EPA's final Clean Power Plan will no longer base state targets, in part, on estimates about how much they could boost energy efficiency, an administration official said. President Obama on Monday will release the final rule for existing-power-plant carbon emissions that does not include the draft version's "building block 4," the official said, reconfiguring the way states are assigned emissions reduction responsibilities.
Will EPA keep carbon capture in its new power plant rule?
If U.S. EPA releases its final plans to cut carbon from power plants on Monday, as expected, the biggest shock might not be found in the Clean Power Plan.
Shell starts work on first well in Chukchi Sea
Royal Dutch Shell PLC began drilling in the American Arctic yesterday evening, shortly after the company's icebreaker, MSV Fennica, left a Portland, Ore., repair dock where it has been delayed by Greenpeace protesters.
A 'startup nation' takes on securing U.S. grid
TEL AVIV -- Ilan Barda knows how to protect the electric grid from cyberattacks, but he doesn't understand the rules of baseball. America's favorite pastime may not seem to matter for Barda, whose office in Israel's high-tech capital is strewn with cords and hardware rather than sports paraphernalia. But the CEO of cybersecurity startup RadiFlow says he could use a baseball lesson or two as he pursues the U.S. market for industrial cybersecurity.
Fuel sippers are out and big, muscular and rugged vehicles are in with low gas prices
Detroit's Big Three automakers posted supercharged performances in the second quarter, sales fueled significantly by strong sport utility vehicle and truck sales in North America.
'Empathy,' not incentives or environmentalism, sells solar power in India
The market for off-the-grid solar products in India is heating up, with no incentive but profits.
Crude export ban emerges as bargaining chip for wind, solar
Senators skeptical of lifting the 40-year-old ban on crude exports signaled a willingness yesterday to negotiate if they're offered language to extend tax incentives for wind and solar generators.
Capito follows father's footsteps in an understated way
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) was not even born when her father, legendary Mountain State politician Arch Moore, won a seat in the state House of Delegates in 1952. She was only a little girl when he won a seat to Congress in 1956 and a teenager when he became governor in 1969. Earlier this year, Moore died at the age of 91, just one day after his daughter became West Virginia's first female U.S. senator -- and one of its most powerful politicians.