Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, according to the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency.
A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday.
An Alliant Energy official says the utility has received the necessary permits for a power plant in Marshalltown and expects to begin construction this summer.
ConocoPhillips says it will resume exports of liquefied natural gas from a Kenai Peninsula facility.
Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore Xstrata Plc says it is buying oil exploration firm Caracal Energy Inc. for about 800 million pounds ($1.35 billion) in cash.
Electric, natural gas and major water companies and regional distribution systems in Connecticut have been penetrated by hackers and other cyber attackers, but defenses have prevented interruption, state utility regulators said Monday in their first report on cyber security.
A former Sheridan energy company executive accused of stealing more than $1 million in royalties has pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges.
The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.
Federal energy regulators improperly allowed widespread access to a sensitive document that outlined specific locations where the nation's electric grid is vulnerable to physical threats, a government investigator said Wednesday.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Vireol Bio Energy LLC will invest $26.2 million to begin production at the plant, creating 70 jobs.
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Drivers are expected to pay an average $3.57 per gallon for regular gasoline this summer, close to last year's level, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's April Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.
Natural gas-fired power plants accounted for just over 50% of new utility-scale generating capacity added in 2013.
More and more Americans claim to be informed about where their energy comes from, but does that knowledge translate into behavior? A poll conducted in February shows that the majority of Americans make small efforts to save energy, but larger lifestyle changes have yet to materialize.
The Big Rivers Electric Corporation is closing its Kenneth C. Coleman Station in Hawesville after losing two of its largest customers.
The Laclede Group is spending about $1.28 billion in cash to acquire the natural gas utility business of Energen.
If you think your origami skills can’t be beat – try this: use the world’s thinnest material, make the origami fold and unfold itself and pack into your miniscule origami box enough hydrogen atoms to exceed future U.S. goals for hydrogen energy storage devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland have done all three.
A public meeting is scheduled in Virginia Beach on offshore test turbines that could smooth the way for the development of wind farms 20-plus miles off the sandy beaches of the resort city.
The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion.
The government is mandating new safety regulations that it says will help protect workers on electrical power plants and transmission lines.
On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.
A California utility that invested in a Montana wind farm has accused the developer of fraudulently concealing that federal wildlife officials recommended the project get a permit in case it harms eagles.
Iowa senators unanimously approved bills designed to encourage the state's production of wind and solar power, but a proposal to encourage more use of renewable fuels was delayed because of concerns about cost.
Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60% from 2002 to 2013, and this growth is almost entirely due to increased consumption of biomass to produce biofuels, mainly ethanol but also a smaller amount of biodiesel and other biomass-based diesel fuels.