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US regulations push wave-energy project to Australia

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A company that was planning a wave energy installation off the Oregon coast that could have powered 1,000 homes has said it will instead undertake the project in Australia.
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What the bankruptcy of TXU’s parent means for consumers

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As news of Energy Future Holdings’ bankruptcy filing spread Tuesday, advocates and economists disagreed about what, exactly, it may mean for the customers 1.7 million retail customers.
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High court upholds emissions rule Texas and others challenged

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The Supreme Court upheld an EPA rule requiring aging power plants to reduce emissions that cross state lines. Texas was among states challenging the rule.
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Bankruptcy won’t hit Texas power customers

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TXU Energy is expected to operate as usual despite a bankruptcy filing.
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Texas power company files for bankruptcy

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Tuesday’s filing in Delaware is the result of months of wrangling among creditors, owners and management, and represents the failure of a bet that natural-gas prices would rise enough to justify the $48 billion price.
Chevron's geothermal plant in Indonesia (Bloomberg News)

Report: Geothermal market booming abroad, flat in U.S.

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A new report says the geothermal industry is booming internationally but is stagnant closer to home.
Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples Feb. 5 from the Dan River.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Duke says moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

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Duke’s electricity customers likely would foot nearly all the bill.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US energy chief: New England energy issues vexing

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The nation’s top energy official noted Monday that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses in New England is among the costliest in the nation, largely because of infrastructure restraints.
A massive fire roars through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in September 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Utility pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

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As survivors of the blast looked on, attorneys for California’s largest utility entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to 12 felony violations of federal pipeline safety laws.
A massive fire roars through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in September 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Utility to be arraigned in fatal pipeline blast

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.