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.
Linn Energy is selling several assets for $2.3 billion, with proceeds likely to be used to finance its purchase of some U.S. oil and gas properties from Devon Energy Corp.
Ameren Missouri outlined new plans to gradually reduce its reliance on coal-fired power plants, while state utility regulators also rejected a complaint alleging the company has earned more than it's entitled to on its electricity rates.
General Electric Co. is building a plant for its oil and gas division in Jacksonville, which promises to employ at least 500 people by the end of 2016. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Gov. Rick Scott announced ...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project, as approved with conditions, would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.
Earlier this year, MagneGas Corporation, a technology company that counts among its inventions a technology that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, unveiled its mobile liquid biomass solution. Chem.Info sat down with CEO Ermanno Santilli to talk about how "shooting lightning into a liquid" can turn manure, waste oil and even coal smoke into energy.
A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of electricity generated by the Hoover Dam includes an engineering feat even more massive than that famous structure: Four chambers, each approaching the size of the Empire State Building, would be carved from an underground salt deposit to hold huge volumes of compressed air.
India's top court said Wednesday that private companies will have to return most of the coal fields allocated to them by the government since 1993 under a corruption prone bidding system.
The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has proved challenging.
Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists in the UK and France.
Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.
The Michigan attorney general announced Monday he has filed a lawsuit against a propane seller alleging price-gouging last winter, and also noted the state has reached a more than $100,000 agreement with another propane company following hundreds of consumer complaints about pricing and delivery.
Three and a half years later after an earthquake and tsunami caused nuclear disaster in Japan, inspectors have cleared two reactors to go back online, CBS News reports...
Check out a clip from Bioenergy: America's Energy Future, a short film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain in the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy.