Energy

Steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H., in January. President Barack Obama today will unveil the final version of his regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants.

Steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H., in January. President Barack Obama today will unveil the final version of his regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants.

Shell gets final permit to drill off Alaska

Subscriber onlyThe federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades. Continue reading...

States gear up to fight Obama on emissions rules

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama's plan to tackle climate change will be challenged in the courts this fall, when lawyers for at least 15 states join the coal and power industries in an attempt to block the carbon-reducing rules before they take effect. Continue reading...

Jobs for disabled shift from coal to solar

Subscriber onlyThe spick-and-span floor at the Cambria County Association for the Blind & Handicapped is an unlikely place to chronicle the decline of coal. Continue reading...

Big shale operator sheds 80 state jobs

Southwestern’s cuts hit Texas, too

Subscriber onlyHit by a slump in natural gas and oil prices, Southwestern Energy Co., the leading operator in the Fayetteville Shale, eliminated 80 positions in Arkansas on Thursday, the company said. Continue reading...

Obama to set stricter limits on emissions

Some states say they won’t comply; opponents to sue

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. Continue reading...

R.I. wind farm heartens backers

Supporters say operation a fresh start for clean energy

Subscriber onlyA few miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I., a small flotilla has been gathering: crane vessels, tugboats and barges that began last week installing the 1,500-ton foundations of the nation's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. Continue reading...

Prime potential

Clean, green, sustainable, renewable - all these terms reflect a conscious practice of using energy effectively that also lowers the impact on the environment. Once considered a progressive movement, alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and biofuel are becoming a practical method to save money and spare limited resources. Continue reading...

Tips for living green

There are numerous low-cost ways to live a more eco-friendly life. In fact, being conscious about energy consumption can actually put money in the bank. Continue reading...