Energy Secretary Steven Chu defended his department’s energy policies to Congress on Tuesday after House Republicans released two extensive reports charging that alternative energy loan programs and a huge home weatherization program for poor households were riddled with failures and mistakes. More »
The U.S. Commerce Department plans to slap import tariffs on Chinese-made solar cells in a trade dispute that has strained relations between the two countries and divided the American solar power industry. More »
Seventeen oil company executives face criminal charges today for an oil leak in the Atlantic, a legal action that has prompted debate about whether it could slow Brazil’s effort to develop its massive offshore finds. More »
Transocean Ltd. (RIG), owner of the oil rig leased to BP Plc (BP/) that exploded and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, won dismissal of investor claims that the company failed to disclose repeated safety failures. More »
An independent documentary chronicling the fight that hundreds of southern West Virginia residents waged against Massey Energy over polluted well water will be screened for the first time at the Atlanta Film Festival in Georgia. More »
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