Environmentalists and energy producers shared the microphones at a Senate forum on Thursday, aimed at discussing ways to reduce the environmental footprint of natural gas development. More »
As profits from wind, solar, biofuels and other alternatives have fallen short of expectations — and as the fossil fuel business boomed — venture capitalists have stretched the definition of clean technology to fuel clean technology investment funds. More »
The Environmental Defense Fund is calling on legislators to adopt measures it said could help to address the state’s growing problems in meeting the demands for electrical power. More »
Coal-fired power may be on the wane in the United States, but reports of its death are greatly exaggerated, energy executives said Thursday. Also overblown: Predictions that natural gas will overtake all other forms of generating electricity in the U.S. More »
It’s been a year since the Texas oil and gas industry had to start publicly disclosing the mix of water and chemicals it uses for hydraulic fracturing. But thanks to a loophole in state law that allows companies to withhold trade secrets, it’s still largely unclear exactly which chemicals are being pumped thousands of feet underground across the state.
Thousands of workers and major oil companies are flooding into South Texas. But some are reluctant to invest in houses and other permanent infrastructure. A “When will it bust?” mentality hangs over the region. More »
President Barack Obama’s reelection drew enthusiastic applause from environmental activists, muted congratulations from the oil industry and plenty of advice for the future from both camps. More »
Nine gas producers are teaming up with an environmental group and the University of Texas to conduct a study into one of the biggest climate change questions facing their work. More »
Charged with ensuring that hydraulic fracturing done within their borders is safe for the environment, states across the nation have shown America they are up to the task. For example, Texas recently instituted strong disclosure laws for operators. New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has spent over three years preparing a comprehensive plan to ensure [...] More »
The oil-and-gas industry is attacking a leaked draft of long-awaited government rules that would require companies to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. Environmentalists, meanwhile, are offering muted praise. More »
Luminant reiterated its hopes that it later might restart two power plants the company plans to idle to comply with a new regulation. More »
California formally adopted the nation’s most comprehensive so-called “cap-and-trade” system Thursday, an experiment by the world’s eighth-largest economy that is designed to provide financial incentives for polluters to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.