Republicans investigating the government’s investment in a bankrupt solar panel manufacturer have concluded that the Obama administration ignored numerous red flags about the company’s financial viability, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million. More »
The head of the California Public Utilities Commission recommended Thursday that the agency delay for several months an investigation into soaring costs tied to the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant. More »
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), the biggest maker of hybrid autos, said its RAV4 EV sport-utility vehicle powered by batteries and motor from Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) will go farther on a charge than major competitors’ electric models. More »
Geology experts tell The Associated Press that Gov. John Kasich’s claim that a single energy company could recover $1 trillion worth of oil and gas from Ohio shale is an exorbitant overestimate. More »
Former EPA regional chief Al Armendariz, who resigned amid a flap over his suggestion that the agency should “crucify” violators, spoke with the Texas Tribune about EPA’s relationship with the energy industry and Texas environmental regulators. More »
Houston-based Apache Corporation, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, reported a 73 percent drop in second quarter earnings over the same time last year, hard hit by the recent drop in oil and gas prices. More »
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