A Kansas State University biochemist is improving biofuels with a promising crop: Camelina sativa. The research may help boost rural economies and provide farmers with a value-added product.
The cost of electricity would increase substantially and service reliability could be significantly affected under proposed federal environmental rules, the staff of the Virginia State Corporation Commission said in comments filed this week with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week.
Washington state's major industrial sources released about 6 million more metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2013, a 30 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The ExxonMobil Biofuels Program will initially focus on two research projects with Iowa State. The studies are related to the fast pyrolysis of biomass – rapidly heating biomass (including corn stalks, switchgrass or wood chips) without oxygen to produce liquid bio-oil, which can then be upgraded into transportation fuels.
A California Public Utilities Commission member who was involved in secret email exchanges with the state's largest utility said Wednesday he is recusing himself from several matters related to the company.
Vega recently announced it has entered into the Joint Venture to build and operate a pilot manufacturing plant in Allendale, SC to produce Bio-Coal, among other torrefied products.
In a new study scientists have come up with an open source simulation method to calculate the actual cost of relying on a combination of electricity sources.
A newspaper reports that California's attorney general has opened an investigation into the state public utilities commission.
The stock market slumped on Monday, unable to shake off worries of a global economic slowdown and plunging oil prices.
Leaders in a northern Illinois village struggling with controversy over a proposed power plant are asking state lawmakers to revamp the process developers must go through before making an offer to municipal leaders.
Targa Resources is buying Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy in a deal valued at close to $6 billion, creating a huge energy transportation and storage company.
Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall.
Total U.S. net imports of energy as a share of energy consumption fell to their lowest level in 29 years for the first six months of 2014.
Wide-scale deployment of emerging technology that converts used, non-recycled plastics into oil could generate up to $9 billion in annual U.S. economic output and create upwards of 40,000 domestic jobs, according to a report released by the American Chemistry Council.
Fossil fuel and wind power companies are focusing on America's East Coast as a coming energy hub and industry representatives said Thursday they want politicians to ease up regulatory restraints in return for the promise of jobs and tax revenues.
A satellite that measured the potent global-warming gas methane in the atmosphere has found a surprising hot spot over the southwestern U.S.
Turbulence returned to Wall Street for a third day Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 250 points in late afternoon trading. Energy stocks fell sharply as the price of oil dropped again, and Gap's stock plunged after the company announced its CEO was retiring.
California's chief utility regulator, under fire over accusations of secret dealings with the state's largest utility, said Thursday he will not seek reappointment when his term ends at the end of the year.
Georgia lawmakers heard contrasting views Thursday on how the state could meet proposed rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants.
Conservation groups say a federal rule to cut haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions at a northern Arizona coal plant is too lenient.
California should ban all back-channel contacts between the state's largest utility and the utility's state regulators, groups representing rate-payers and others urged a state administrative judge Tuesday after the release of emails showing regulators and utility executives secretly negotiating rate cases and other matters.
A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, a study published in the 6 October Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says.
After the unusually cold winter of 2013-14, U.S. households can expect lower heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with last winter.
Amid a growing political backlash, state regulators on Thursday ordered one of Florida's largest power companies to give back $54 million it collected from ratepayers to pay for a failed nuclear plant.