energy

Keystone XL Approval Brings High Risk, Few Jobs to Nebraska

A recent oil spill in South Dakota failed to rattle Nebraska regulators, who just approved a leg of the controversial Keystone XL oil…

In Futile Attempt to Remain Relevant, U.S. Tries to Sell Coal Stocks to Developing Countries

In a sharp departure from reality, a U.S. energy policy spokesman revived an outdated "zombie" argument for coal during the climate talks in…

Tensions Rise as Federal Decision on Coal Protections Looms

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, but taxpayers and ratepayers will foot the bill.

Triple Whammy For Last Remaining U.S. Coal Miners

The number of coal industry deaths rose this year, but the Trump administration appears set to relax safety rules for coal miners.

Why This Coal-Powered Electricity Company Hates the Rick Perry Power Plan

NRG has plenty of coal and nuclear electricity generation in its portfolio, but the company is no fan of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's…

Tiny Whitefish Energy Flops After Huge $300 Million Puerto Rico Contract Surfaces

Whitefish Energy in crisis mode: Puerto Rico is canceling its $300 million contract and at least three federal investigations are ramping up.

Offshore Wind Giant Vestas Aims to Catapult U.S. Into Global Renewables Leadership

Despite Trump's notorious distaste for wind turbines, Vestas is determined to turbo-boost the veritable gold mine of offshore wind on the Atlantic coast,…

Puerto Rico Grid Re-Build After Hurricane Maria: Tesla’s Elon Musk Proposes, Whitefish Disposes

Tesla proposes rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid with solar after Hurricane Maria but tiny, inexperienced Whitefish Energy, which shares a hometown with Secretary…

U.S. Energy Dept. Aims For “Extreme” Fast EV Charging — Without Bumping Up Costs

Hoping to lure more drivers into the EV market, the U.S. Energy Department is putting $15 million into R&D for "extremely fast" EV…

U.S. Pairs Up with Japan to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Look out, battery electric vehicles: a new hydrogen fuel cell partnership with Japan aims to accelerate hydrogen fuel cell development in the U.S.

GM’s $2.5 Billion Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Gamble About to Pay Off

GM is counting on the U.S. Army to help launch hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to the mass market, potentially with a renewable…

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Says Buh-Bye to Clean Power Plan — and Maybe His Job, Too

EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to kill the Clean Power Plan, but his exorbitant travel puts him at risk of losing his position…

Tesla’s Elon Musk Promises Solar Power for Puerto Rico — Can He Deliver?

Despite formidable obstacles, Elon Musk of the EV company Tesla envisions leveraging his solar energy experience to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Secret Behind GM’s Big EV Announcement

GM just announced big EV plans but the real surprise is that hydrogen fuel cell EVs play a big role in GM's zero…

How Renewable Energy Can Accelerate the Microgrid Revolution

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have underscored the advantages of microgrids, especially those equipped with distributed renewable energy.