Oil posts gain, but still finishes week with loss

Oil ended the week down $2.96 a barrel, or 2.9 percent, largely due to concerns among traders that the market is oversupplied.  More »

Florida regulators give ok to pipeline plan

State regulators are signing off on a plan by Florida’s largest electric company to invest in a new 600-mile natural gas pipeline.  More »

Opponents blast bill scaling back sand mine rules

Wisconsin’s sand mine industry has boomed over the last few years with advances in hydraulic fracturing.  More »

States join forces to promote clean cars

Eight states, including California and New York, pledged Thursday to work together to dramatically multiply the number of zero-emission cars on the nation’s roads by speeding the construction of charging stations and other infrastructure.  More »

Hawaiian Electric proposes photovoltaic project

Hawaiian Electric Co. is asking the state Public Utilities Commission to approve Hawaii’s largest photovoltaic energy project.  More »

Mine where two died listed as pattern violator

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration on Thursday designated Pocahontas Coal Co.’s Affinity Mine in Raleigh County, where two men died within two weeks of each other in February, as a pattern violator, meaning it repeatedly broke federal health and safety regulations.  More »

8 months, 10 mishaps: A look at Fukushima errors

A string of mishaps this year at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was swamped by a tsunami in 2011, is raising doubts about the operator’s ability to tackle the crisis and prompting concern that another disaster could be in the making.  More »

Oil above $97 after first gain this week

Oil did get a lift from a survey that showed China’s manufacturing rose to a seven-month high.  More »

Major pension funds ask for climate change study

Some of the largest pension funds in the U.S. and the world are worried that major fossil fuel companies may not be as profitable in the future because of efforts to limit climate change, and they want details on how the firms will manage a long-term shift to cleaner energy sources.  More »

Fire extinguished at suburban Chicago oil refinery

Officials are monitoring air quality near a suburban Chicago oil refinery after a fire lit up the evening sky.  More »

Firm drops plan for gas drilling Pennsylvania amid opposition

A Michigan-based energy company has given up a six-year battle to drill for natural gas in southeastern Pennsylvania’s upper Bucks County, citing opposition from local government.  More »

Texas remains top carbon polluter despite declines

Greenhouse gas pollution decreased both nationwide and in Texas last year, but the Lone Star State still leads in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a federal report released Wednesday.  More »