Obama plans to sign the bill into law in the Oval Office Thursday afternoon. It aims to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.
The energy giant currently operates the Central Area Transmission System, which runs from undersea oil fields to a terminal in the U.K., but last week agreed to sell its roughly 36 percent equity in the pipeline to Paris-based Antin Infrastructure Partners for $486 million.
Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling.
The electricity is farmed using environmentally-friendly methods, making the entire process environmentally neutral.
For this round of Editor’s Picks, I’ve handpicked pieces that highlight dilemmas within the manufacturing industry.
Rhode Island officials on Monday planned to mark the start of construction on what will eventually become the nation's first offshore wind farm.
The project would transport 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken shale range to a hub on TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline, which would enable crude to be shipped from the prairie to Canada's Atlantic Coast.
Like motorists, airlines have been saving money at the pump since oil prices began plunging last summer. Even with a recent increase, the spot price of jet fuel is down 40 percent since September.
The DOE's Office of Science would see a 0.6 percent increase to $5.1 billion under the committee's bill, while the administration asked for a 5.3 percent increase.
Federal officials are moving to speed up their review of wind power projects across the Upper Great Plains in anticipation that the industry will continue growing.
After cost increases scuttled plans for a natural gas pipeline beneath Lake Champlain, a northern New York paper company is going to get its natural gas by truck.
"We're used to two or three earthquakes a week, but … two or three every day now, this past week, is really strange," Dea Mandeville, the city manager of Medford in northern Oklahoma, told National Public Radio.
“There is a management culture that wants to make money," former BP executive Kevin Lacy told the AP. "It counts speed over reliability."
In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists at Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking.
The system, the report said, must be more capable of safely transporting fossil fuels and distributing energy from renewable sources.
Industry groups challenged some bans in court, but observers said a ban in Texas — the nation's largest oil producer — particularly piqued their concerns.
Look back on some of the most enduring photos of the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion of 2010.
OSHA said the company failed to provide employees with a safety plan despite storing up to 1,900 pounds of a flammable formaldehyde solution.
California is choking on a worsening drought and needs more hydration. Fracking in the state uses lots of water. Ergo, fracking must be making the drought worse. Right? Not necessarily, many industry experts are saying.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's ambitious proposal to slash carbon pollution from the nation's coal-fired power plants that is blamed for global warming.
McConnell's call for governors to defy the EPA's proposed pollution limitations has provoked push-back from governors who support the EPA's effort to curb climate change.
Fracking fueled a dramatic increase in U.S. crude production in recent years, but the practice of extracting fuel from shale formations also sparked a wide range of environmental and human health concerns.
Overall, production from the seven U.S. shale deposits tracked by the agency is expected to drop by 57,000 barrels per day between April and May, led by the Eagle Ford formation in Texas and the Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana.
Lack of power is one of Pakistan’s burning needs. Electricity consumption is growing by close to 8 percent, and peak power demand exceeds supply by more than 4 gigawatts (GW), a massive amount.
Researchers said the fracking process — which uses a highly pressurized combination of sand, water and chemicals to drill into shale rock formations — can bring unwanted materials to the surface, including radium-226, which decays into radon.