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Saudi Prince’s Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:24:27 GMT
Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s becoming heir to the throne makes him an even more influential voice in global oil circles.
China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:25:22 GMT
One of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. A Chinese delegation unexpectedly cut short a trip to Vietnam after tempers flared during a closed-door discussion on disputed territories in the region.
Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:46:32 GMT
Offshore wind farm turbines near Block Island, R.I. Claims that it is quite feasible to power the American economy entirely with energy from wind, sun and water are under fire.
Libya’s Increased Oil Production Thwarts OPEC’s Reduction Plans
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:06:55 GMT
Oil pipelines at the port of Ras Lanuf, Libya, in January.
Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:01:17 GMT
Protesters outside the Exxon Mobil shareholders’ meeting in Dallas in May. The company is supporting a carbon tax proposed by the Climate Leadership Council.
Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:47:28 GMT
In Oslo, a driving-school owner charging an electric Nissan Leaf, which is used in the school’s lessons.
Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:34:25 GMT
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, third from right, snaps a picture with other energy ministers at an international clean energy conference in Beijing last week.
OPEC Took Aim at U.S. Oil Producers, but Hurt Itself, Too
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:11:46 GMT
A floor hand washes a rig. Producers in the United States are limping from the depressed crude prices that make eking out a profit a daily struggle.
How Retiring Nuclear Power Plants May Undercut U.S. Climate Goals
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:33:15 GMT
The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. Exelon has said it will shut down the last reactor there by 2019 unless it receives financial assistance.
Scientists Praise Energy Innovation Office Trump Wants to Shut Down
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:00:16 GMT
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy was lauded in a report. The idea behind the agency is that it could fill gaps, such as for solar companies that are often more focused on deploying today’s photovoltaic technology rather than searching for novel materials that could vastly improve the yield of solar cells a decade from now.
On Nuclear Waste, Finland Shows U.S. How It Can Be Done
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:51:33 GMT
Excavating equipment at the site of what will be the world’s first repository for spent nuclear reactor fuel, deep in granite bedrock in Finland.
A Stagnant General Electric Will Replace the C.E.O. Who Transformed It
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:07:17 GMT
Jeffrey R. Immelt, right, in Paris in 2014 with John Flannery, the man who will replace him as General Electric’s chairman and chief executive.
Settlements for Company Sins Can No Longer Aid Other Projects, Sessions Says
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:20:36 GMT
Water and sediment gush out of a pipe in a project to restore the beaches near Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Much of the funding came from fines paid by BP from the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Drivers Head Into Summer With a Gift at the Gas Pump
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:18:35 GMT
The skyline of Akron, Ohio. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline tumbled to $2.35 on Friday.
Too Hot to Fly? Climate Change May Take a Toll on Air Travel
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:19:55 GMT
Temperatures rising above 118 degrees grounded some aircraft at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The hot air was too thin to provide the lift they needed to take off successfully.
The U.S. Won’t Actually Leave the Paris Climate Deal Anytime Soon
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 17:27:44 GMT
President Barack Obama signed a letter to the United Nations in 2016 accepting the Paris climate accord.