Energy Department expected to OK nuclear plant loan

The Vogtle nuclear plant is now under construction in eastern Georgia.  More »

Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at coal ash dump

Duke Energy had downplayed concerns water in the pipe is contaminated.  More »

U.S. cold, Chinese growth help lift oil above $102

The price of oil stayed above $100 a barrel Tuesday on expectations cold weather in the U.S. and steady Chinese growth will underpin demand.  More »

Pennsylvania settles Halliburton case for $1.8 million

The state said Halliburton’s Homer City facility stored, treated and transported hydrochloric acid without obtaining proper permits between 1999 and 2011.  More »

Duke earnings rise 58 percent in 4th quarter

Duke Energy Corp., based in Charlotte, N.C., is the nation’s largest electric utility.  More »

Governor defends actions for oil refinery’s future

Gov. Sean Parnell said critics of his administration’s actions in a North Pole oil refinery’s impending closure don’t see behind-the-scenes work that could keep the refinery operating.  More »

Obama to talk up benefits of fuel-efficient trucks

President Barack Obama says having a more fuel-efficient truck fleet will boost the economy and help combat climate change.  More »

Gas well fire in Pa. out; worker still missing (video)

A natural gas well fire that injured one worker and left another unaccounted for has gone out, company officials said.  More »

Duke Energy to shed Midwest generation business

Last week, Ohio regulators rejected a $729 million Duke rate-increase request.  More »

Rail oil shipping raises safety concerns in Albany

Opponents of a proposal to build boilers to liquefy heavy crude passing through Albany by rail are drawing attention to the capital’s emergence as a major hub for the transport of oil that’s widely considered risky from an environmental and safety standpoint.  More »

Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

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.  More »

Senator proposes change in power plant security

Sen. Charles Schumer warns that an attack last year on a California power plant proves that terrorists could take down whole stretches of the U.S. power grid.  More »