OIL AND GAS:
Interior bid for leasing reforms faces major test in Utah
MOAB, Utah -- In late January, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell convened a closed-door meeting of conservation, industry and government officials in downtown Salt Lake City to discuss her department's embattled oil and gas program. In part, she wanted to vent.
U.S. oil just 8% of pipeline's daily haul, TransCanada tells State Dept.
U.S. oil would constitute less than 8 percent of Keystone XL's daily crude haul under current contract conditions that also leave as much as 32 percent of its capacity open, the project's sponsor disclosed today in comments to the State Department.
Young Democratic senators lead a Senate all-nighter to push for climate change action
More than two dozen Democratic senators staged a rare Senate talkathon last night and through the early morning hours, often posing next to a sign that said, "Time to Wake Up," as the nation's capital slumbered.
New technique lets scientists examine the quirks of lithium-ion batteries in real time
With some custom-built hardware and an electron microscope, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently invented a way to watch how lithium-ion batteries work in real time at nanometer scales.
Barrasso plans to leverage case for exports in Ukraine aid package
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) yesterday announced plans to use an aid package for Ukraine to advance his proposal for expediting exports of domestic natural gas to U.S. allies and members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Minn. regulators set to decide on solar tariff formula
The value of rooftop solar energy systems goes on trial in Minnesota tomorrow in a case drawing attention across the country as regulators, utilities and clean energy advocates grapple with how to integrate customer-generated energy into the century-old utility business model.
Supreme Court rules against Forest Service in 'blow to rail-trail efforts'
The Supreme Court sided today with a Wyoming landowner who challenged the Forest Service's construction of a bicycle trail on an abandoned railway that slices through his property.