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Keystone kaput for now

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | President Obama’s unilateral rejection of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that would have brought petroleum and jobs to the United States is another…

Midday Roundup: Company pulls plug on Keystone XL approval process

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Pipeline pause. TransCanada Corp, the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline, has asked the U.S. government to postpone consideration of its application…

Regulators, utilities spar over paying customers to conserve energy

Regulators, utilities spar over paying customers to conserve energy

By Mary Reichard
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Energy | Among the 10 cases heard at the U.S. Supreme Court so far this term, one case about the market for electricity tackles the question of which government…

Report: Nuclear plants vulnerable to cyber attack

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | Industry-wide cyber security weaknesses combined with increased hacking activity by criminals, states, and terrorist groups has inflated the risk of cyber…

Court’s EPA rebuke is too little, too late for utilities

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked a major set of environmental rules restricting toxic emissions from power plants. The ruling is a victory for states…

Hip-hop star works to bring solar energy training to Africa

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | With songs like “Locked Up” and “Lonely,” hip-hop artist Akon has climbed to the top of America’s music industry. Born in Missouri and raised in…

Propelled by the sun around the world

By Rob Holmes
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Technology | A mission to highlight human innovation and new technologies has launched two Swiss pilots on a flight around the world in a totally solar-powered…

Coal’s kill fee

By Daniel James Devine
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Energy | Electricity prices are rising as coal plants fall in the wake of Washington’s anti-carbon agenda

Keystone approval dies in the Senate

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu fell one vote short of the 60 she needed to get her bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through the Senate…

Keystone XL wins House approval, heads to the Senate

By Leigh Jones
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Government | The long debated, much studied Keystone XL pipeline may be the biggest beneficiary of the protracted battle for the Louisiana Senate seat. This afternoon, the…

A conservative Texas town votes to kick out fracking

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Residents of Denton, Texas, a town about 45 minutes north of Dallas, voted last week to ban the oil extraction process known as fracking. Short for hydraulic…

Are wind turbines making people sick?

By Julie Borg
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Science | The Brown County Health Board unanimously concluded last month that wind turbines, located on the Shirley Wind Farm in Glenmore, Wis., are a “human health…

 
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