Tag: energy

Google reveals energy use to show search is green

Stung by concerns that using Google is bad for the planet, the Internet search giant has revealed exactly how much electricity the company uses and how much greenhouse gases it produces in an effort to show its business model is environmentally friendly.  More »

Pa. DEP head says gas drilling will be done safely

Pennsylvania’s top environmental official says the state will use tough enforcement when it comes to regulating natural gas drilling and that much of the opposition to drilling is “not based on science or fact.”  More »

US Steel converts vehicles to run on natural gas

The U.S. Steel Corp. is converting vehicles to run on natural gas, officials announced.  More »

2 Texas projects get federal wind research funds

Two projects in Texas will share part of $43 million in federal grants for offshore wind energy improvements.  More »

Feds execute search warrants at Calif. solar firm

FBI agents executed search warrants today at the headquarters of California solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, which received more than $500 million in federal loan guarantees before filing for bankruptcy last week.  More »

Survey: Parties differ on climate, energy policies

A majority of self-identified Tea Partiers reject global warming and members are far more likely than the rest of Americans to oppose energy policies to address climate change, a new Yale University survey found.  More »

Hess spends $750 million for second Utica stake buy

Hess Corp. bought Marquette Exploration LLC and other leases in Ohio’s Utica shale formation for $750 million in cash, one day after entering the field through a joint venture with Consol Energy Inc.  More »

Tropical Storm Nate forecast to strengthen today

Tropical Storm Nate, one of three active weather systems in the Atlantic basin, was forecast to grow stronger today in Mexico’s Bay of Campeche, the National Hurricane Center said.  More »

Govt audit: Stimulus funds for energy go unspent

Two years after the economic stimulus law, about one-third of the money authorized for an energy efficiency program has not been spent, a government audit found.  More »

Fact Check: Perry’s energy-related claims at the debate

When Mitt Romney and Rick Perry thumped their chests over their job-creation records as governor during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, they left the bad parts out.  More »

Federal government backs solar military project

The federal government on Wednesday tapped San Mateo’s SolarCity for the largest residential solar project in history, a $1 billion effort to install panels at 124 U.S. military bases during the next five years.  More »

NuStar to add to pipelines in deal with Valero

NuStar Energy LP and Valero Energy Corp. have agreed that NuStar will add to its pipeline system to enable Valero to transport more crude oil from the rapidly developing Eagle Ford shale to three of its South Texas refineries.  More »