A line of trucks wait to help clean up the site of a saltwater spill, Thursday near Mandaree, N.D. It could take weeks to clean up after a pipeline leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater on an oil-producing reservation in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch, with some of the byproduct finding its way to a bay that connects to the reservation's main source of drinking water, company and tribal officials say. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)

EPA trying to confirm N. Dakota spill didn’t reach lake

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EPA said most of the spill was pooled on the ground, soaked into the soil and held behind beaver dams.
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KiOR's facility in Columbus, Miss. (KiOR)

KiOR hires investment bank to explore sale

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KiOR, based in Pasadena, announced it had hired Guggenheim Partners
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Bakken Shale oil explorers told to cut flaring or face punishment

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Energy companies that don’t curb so-called gas flaring will face limits on the amount of oil they can pump from the Bakken shale formation, the North Dakota Industrial Commission said in a statement today.
An employee of SunPower Corp. checks assembled solar panels at the SunPower Corp. module manufacturing plant at Flextronics in Milpitas, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Renewables to get most of $7.7 trillion power investments

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Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels.
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Georgia’s coal-to-solar pivot shows the way on climate regs

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Fears that the Obama administration’s latest climate regulations will drive up local electric bills is doing wonders for the state’s solar-panel installation business.
Bubbling is seen due to impaired cementing in an unconventional gas well in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection)

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

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Newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells.
The Air Products and Chemicals Inc. hydrogen production facility in Port Arthur supplies hydrogen for converting heavy crude oils into cleaner burning gasoline and low sulfur diesel. It's the site of a U.S. Department of Energy carbon capture and storage pilot program. (Air Products and Chemicals Inc.)

Port Arthur carbon capture project hits milestone

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The U.S. Department of Energy today said a carbon-capture project in Port Arthur has reached a key milestone: a million metric tons of carbon dioxide blocked from being released into the air.
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Building Beyond a Bill

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This week, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the construction of critical infrastructure across national borders. The bill, H.R. 3301, rejects the current requirements for a Presidential permit to authorize construction of cross-border pipelines, as well as easing overly harsh environmental impact assessments. Why is this important? The North American […]
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California wind farm won’t have eagle death penalties

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The Shiloh IV Wind Project will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed, harmed or disturbed over five years.
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Greenpeace International activists from eight countries scale and occupy Statoil contracted oil rig Transocean Spitsbergen on May 27, 2014 to protest the company's plans to drill the northernmost well in the Norwegian Arctic at the Apollo Prospect of the Barents Sea, close to the Bear Island nature reserve. (WILL ROSE / AFP/Getty Images)

Statoil strikes out in well at center of Greenpeace standoff

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Statoil ASA failed to find oil in the northernmost site ever drilled off Norway’s Arctic tip.