Limit eased on summer ethanol sales

May 31, 2019
Farmers love it. Environmentalists and gasoline refiners? Not so much.
A field of corn sits next to an ethanol plant in Palestine, Illinois.
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Despite liquefied natural gas export growth, Houston still worries about trade tensions

Feb 8, 2019
U.S. trade tensions with China could cause problems for the booming American LNG industry, experts warn.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.
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With California requiring solar panels on new homes, higher building costs and lower energy bills

Dec 10, 2018
California has become the first state in the nation to require solar panels on most new homes starting in 2020.
California has become the first state to require solar panels on most new homes.
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New U.S. coal consumption figures show industry’s decline

Dec 5, 2018
Economic forces will determine the future of coal, even if environmental regulations are loosened.
A piece of coal is held up at the Savage Energy Terminal on Aug. 26, 2016 in Price, Utah.
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Oil prices might finally be perking up after a long tumble

Nov 12, 2018
Analysts didn’t anticipate the convergence of factors driving oil prices down. A record production of U.S. crude combined with increased pumping globally have created an unexpected surplus. Combine that with slowing global demand and President Donald Trump easing sanctions on Iran, and oil prices are in a slump. What will it take for OPEC to […]

Could nuclear power play a major role in reversing climate change?

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Nov 9, 2018
MIT Energy Initiative's study finds surprising reasons behind the high cost of building nuclear power plants.
The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations run at full capacity in 2007 in Byron, Illinois.
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Duke Energy CEO on the future of energy

Oct 9, 2018
The company's big challenge is keeping pace with technology.
Lynn Good, president and CEO of Duke Energy, speaks at the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit in 2015 in Harrison, New York.
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BP's CEO outlines the issues surrounding the oil and gas industry

Oct 1, 2018
Bob Dudley on a volatile market, trade tensions and greener alternatives.
British energy giant BP CEO Bob Dudley addresses a keynote speech during the World Gas Conference in Paris on June 2, 2015. 
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Are Republicans softening on carbon taxes?

Sep 12, 2018
A few GOP lawmakers are bucking the party line by backing a tax on CO2 emissions.
The smoke stacks at American Electric Power's Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, in 2009.
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Fracking made the U.S. a major oil producer, but not energy independent

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Sep 12, 2018
Author of "Saudi America," Bethany McLean tells us about why the key ingredient in fracking is capital, not chemicals.
A Cabot Oil & Gas natural gas drill stands at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. The process is controversial with critics who say it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades.
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