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The first-of-its-kind regulation is starting to clean up the fuel mix in California. But the program's future remains uncertain amid attacks.
California is replacing oil with cleaner-burning fuels in cars and trucks, thanks to a landmark low...
Jun 6, 2013 | Read More
Bayway Refinery in Elizabeth, N.J.
Plans are taking shape to pipe carbon-heavy Canadian oil to the Northeast, pushing into gear an effort to size up CO2 costs of fuels used in the region.
As concerns rise over plans to pipe Canadian tar sands oil to the East Coast for the first time, a...
Feb 26, 2013 | Read More
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner
What to expect in 2013: tax-code tweak for renewables, energy efficiency legislation, subsidy wrangling, clean energy attacks in the states and more.
Sweeping energy legislation seems out of the question for Congress in 2013, but lawmakers are...
Jan 4, 2013 | Read More
BrightSource's Ivanph solar project in California, first large-scale solar therm
A second Obama White House guarantees California a federal supporter in its crusade to slow global warming.
For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy...
Nov 8, 2012 | Read More
Representatives from Friends of the Earth and local community groups announced t
Regulators still weighing options seven months after safety problems triggered the shutdown of San Onofre nuclear plant.
Two more Southern California city councils voiced urgent concerns about the crippled San Onofre...
Aug 23, 2012 | Read More
A solar installation in Pilesgrove, N.J.
A gold-rush mentality took over in New Jersey, fostering a solar boom that could go bust. Meanwhile, other states are on the rise.
New Jersey added more solar panels than any other state last quarter, marking the first time that...
Jun 18, 2012 | Read More
Clean air rally in Oakland, Calif.
Gov. Brown wants to use as much as 80% of proceeds on the budget, an unpopular and possibly illegal idea, instead of using the money to control emissions.
For six years, California has been embroiled in disputes and lawsuits over the creation of its...
Jun 12, 2012 | Read More
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Units 2 and 3. The nuclear power plants a
Vibrating tubes and other ills are afflicting the San Onofre nuclear plant. More than 8 million people live within 50 miles of the shutdown plant.
While investigators examine the steam generator damage that has forced the months-long outage at...
May 29, 2012 | Read More
Edward DeMarco, acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
A judge forces the federal agency that squashed the PACE home energy program to draft rules and start over.
At Rod Stevenson's sprawling country home in Santa Rosa, Calif., in Sonoma County, once-leaky walls...
Apr 24, 2012 | Read More
The Inglewood Oil Field in Los Angeles, Calf.
300,000 people live within a three-mile radius of the test wells, fracked to reach oil once considered too expensive to extract.
Earlier this year, the oil company Plains Exploration and Production (PXP) blasted water and...
Apr 12, 2012 | Read More