The shale gas boom will account for about 1.4 million new jobs by 2015, employing hundreds of thousands of workers across 48 states, according to a study released today by research and analysis firm IHS Global Insight. More »
Hackers could cause blackouts to the nation’s power grid by feeding the system incorrect load data that forces officials to mistakenly believe they need to conserve power supply, according to a new report. More »
The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from “probable carcinogen” was an important shift. More »
Not all sports are created equal, and that means some of them need power. So a community in Massachusetts decided to build a solar-powered ice hockey rink for its youth hockey league, and an audience of up to 700 people. Cost: $6 million. More »
North Dakota landowners claiming the state is usurping their subterranean oil and mineral rights and costing them millions of dollars are asking a state court judge to let them proceed with a lawsuit. More »
U.K. offshore wind developers should form alliances like oil companies battling plunging oil prices did in the past to cut costs by a third, a group including Alstom SA (ALO) and Siemens AG said. More »
OPEC ministers are coming into a meeting deeply divided over how much crude to pump, with Saudi Arabia keen to keep a lid on prices, rival Iran pushing to cut production and Iraq expected to back Iran, its longtime foe under Saddam Hussein. More »
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