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February 20, 2014 Keystone Pipeline Faces New Obstacle in NebraskaSource: ABC News
Just as pressure was building on President Barack Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas, the project ran into another obstacle — and it came again from...
February 20, 2014 Highly radioactive water leaks at Japan nuke plantSource: Washington Post
TOKYO — Highly radioactive water has overflowed from a storage tank at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, but the operator says it did not reach the Pacific Ocean.
February 19, 2014 Energy Department to Approve Billions in Nuclear BackingSource: National Journal
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will announce Wednesday that he is giving final approval for a multibillion-dollar loan guarantee for the first nuclear reactors to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years, according to a source...
February 19, 2014 Oklahoma Wonders Why The Earth Is ShakingSource: Time
No strangers to nature’s fury, Oklahomans grow up accustomed scorching heat, blizzards, wrecking-ball thunderstorms and tornadoes. What they don’t see a lot of are earthquakes, which have been rattling the Sooner State with rare...
February 19, 2014 Obama Sets Deadline for Trucks' Fuel-Economy StandardsSource: MarketWatch
President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered his administration to develop and implement new fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty commercial trucks by March 2016. Environmental groups and a trucking industry alliance...
February 18, 2014 All-Alaska Gas Pipeline Will Spike America's Energy BoomSource: Breitbart.com
America’s energy boom is about to take another huge leap forward as the State of Alaska is on the verge of approving the $50 billion All-Alaskan Gas Pipeline (AAGP). The massive project will transport “stranded” North Slope...
February 18, 2014 EU Leaders Said to Delay Decision on 2030 Carbon TargetSource: Bloomberg
European Union leaders intend next month to agree on a timeline for developing energy and climate targets for 2030, delaying a final decision on the polices, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
February 18, 2014 Oil Train Accidents Spur Worry About Future Of Shipping Crude By RailSource: Huff Post
BILLINGS, Mont. — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions....
February 18, 2014 Natural Gas Rises to Nine-Day High as Storm Crosses U.S. MidwestSource: Bloomberg
Natural gas rose to a nine-day high as a storm that dropped snow across the U.S. Midwest headed for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, boosting demand for the fuel at a time when stockpiles are at a 10-year seasonal low....
February 17, 2014 U.S. prosecutors open criminal probe of Duke Energy coal ash spillSource: Reuters
U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether a crime was committed when thousands of tons of coal ash sludge spilled from a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina in early February into a river that supplies drinking water for...
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