Critical reaction to President Barack Obama’s blocking of the Keystone XL pipeline from the oil industry amounted to a shrug, perhaps because the US has constructed enough pipeline in the last five years to equal 10 Keystone projects, a new report stated.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and an Eastern Kentucky oil company agreed this month to keep secret a settlement related to a lawsuit over the company's repeated contamination of the Kentucky River.
The US Navy has announced that construction has begun on a 210-megawatt direct current solar facility in Arizona that is planned to provide a third of the energy needed to power 14 Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.
Three million gallons – not one million, as first predicted – of toxic mining sludge has leaked into the Animas River from a mine in southwest Colorado, the EPA says. The Navajo Nation and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper have declared emergencies over it.
An updated version of the "non-food food" product Soylent is billed as a nutrition-packed beverage with a year of shelf life. However, the release of futuristic "grey goo" was overshadowed by founder Rob Rhinehart's description of his ascetic lifestyle.
The Obama administration has released its final Clean Power Plan which regulates carbon emissions from US power plants. The plan calls for a 32 percent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. However, some worry higher energy bills are in the works.
Russia’s biggest private oil producer Lukoil has no plans to leave Romania or change the management of its Petrotel refinery, said Lukoil Vice President Thomas Mueller. Recently Bucharest has seized €2 billion worth of Petrotel assets.