A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company’s arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. More »
Oil finished the week with a gain of more than 5 percent.
The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences. More »
Skepticism over major possible changes to the Texas electricity market spilled into the governor’s race Thursday when Democrat Wendy Davis joined bipartisan scolding of state energy regulators who haven’t shown signs of backing down. More »
The United States’ top nuclear regulator said Friday that atomic energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste. More »
The price of oil was steady Friday after being buoyed by stronger economic growth in the world’s largest economy. More »
Natural gas added 17 cents to $4.13 per 1,000 cubic feet, the highest closing price since May 29. More »
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power’s big drawbacks: The sun doesn’t always shine.
Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. More »
The price of oil edged higher above $97 a barrel Thursday as investors reacted to a drop in U.S. stockpiles, but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains. More »
BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. More »
Special Agent Kelly Bryson was the first witness to testify More »