Stories tagged: energy
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
U.N. report: Access to energy crucial for escaping poverty
A United Nations report says the world’s least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers bill speeding up hydropower dam licensing clears U.S. House
The congresswoman said in an interview before the legislation passed Wednesday the goal is to increase access to renewable energy by making it easier to build and re-license dams.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Energy surge sends U.S. consumer prices up 0.5 pct.
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, the largest increase in eight months. The result reflects another big jump in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
China plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020
China plans to promote use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020, joining the United States, Brazil and other governments that use blended fuel to curb emissions and fossil fuel …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
OPEC said to discuss extending cuts by more than 3 months
OPEC and its allies are discussing extending by more than three months the oil production cuts that expire in March 2018, potentially prolonging them well into the second half of …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. One executive says the decision breaks a personal promise from …
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Total chases growth with $5 billion purchase of Maersk Oil
Total agreed to buy the oil and gas unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk, the French company’s biggest acquisition since 1999 and another sign of the accelerating pace of energy deals after …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Astoria, Ore., opposes proposed Vancouver oil terminal
Astoria, Ore., has added itself to the list of cities opposed to the Vancouver Energy oil terminal.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
In blow to OPEC unity, Ecuador exits deal to cut oil output
Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising oil production this month, arguing it needs the money.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Land-use group tries to stop Oregon solar farm
The land-use group 1000 Friends of Oregon is trying to block a large solar farm planned for prime agricultural land outside Medford.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Edmonds takes clean energy pledge
Edmonds, Washington, has pledged to have clean, renewable energy powering its homes, offices and other buildings by 2025.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Coal-fired plants top polluters in Europe
Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:41 a.m.
German prosecutors probe Porsche employees over diesel cars
German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions.
Fri., July 7, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis
Tesla says it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn a corner
Pennsylvania’s moribund drilling industry, which has struggled with persistently low prices and a dearth of infrastructure to get its product to market, is showing signs of life.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Regulatory staff: Puget Sound Energy should lower rates
The staff of a state regulator says Puget Sound Energy’s request to charge customers more for electricity should be rejected.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Democratic senators urge President Trump to study Russia’s capability to hack power grid
On Thursday, 19 Democratic senators sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him to direct the Energy Department to conduct an analysis of Russia’s capability to hack into and disrupt …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
U.S. consumer prices slipped 0.1 percent in May
Consumer prices declined in May, reflecting a big drop in energy prices and smaller declines in a number of other areas. It was the second monthly decline in the past …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
State’s largest solar project to be built near Richland
The state’s largest solar power project will be built on former Hanford Nuclear Reservation land near Richland.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Researchers: We’ve discovered power-grid-wrecking software
Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Idaho officials approve utility’s plan to close coal plant
State officials have approved an Idaho utility company’s plan to close a coal-fired power plant in Nevada about 10 years sooner than planned and raise monthly bills for customers.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
A look at how Trump’s climate moves affect the coal industry
President Donald Trump says withdrawing from a global climate change agreement will boost the U.S. economy, but existing market forces have had far more of an effect on the fossil …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
OPEC committee recommends nine-month oil-cuts extension
OPEC and its allies came one step closer to agreeing to extend their oil supply deal after a ministerial committee recommended another nine months of cuts.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
No power in large section of downtown Portland
A big chunk of downtown Portland is without power because of a fire in an underground vault.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
U.S. shale roars back at OPEC
OPEC may get its members to agree to continue to tamp down oil production, but it will be a Pyrrhic victory. The biggest threat to the 13-member group’s dominance has …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Portland utility suspends effort on new natural gas plants
Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Libya says its oil production tops 800,000 barrels per day
Libya’s national oil company says oil production in the violence-plagued country has exceeded 800,000 barrels a day for the first time since 2014.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Tesla CEO says company to start selling solar roof tiles
Tesla will soon begin selling solar roof tiles.