New energy secretary is likely to continue in predecessor's path

Dec 11, 2019
Dan Brouillette served under the previous secretary in a deputy role
U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette speaks during a press conference with the German Economy Minister on February 12, 2019 at the Economy Ministry in Berlin.
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GE to cut 12,000 jobs as demand for fossil fuel power stations falls

Dec 7, 2017
General Electric Co. announced today it’s cutting 12,000 jobs in its core power business worldwide, as demand for coal and other fossil fuels softens. It’s the latest move by new CEO John Flannery to cut costs and turn things around at…

U.S. officials tout cleaner fossil fuels, nuclear power at international talks

Nov 14, 2017
At the United Nations climate talks in Germany, White House officials are talking about plans to make fossil fuels cleaner or more efficient, and to expand nuclear power, as approaches to reducing emissions. While the rest of the world may…

Can divine intervention help solve climate change?

Oct 3, 2017
What's behind today's biggest faith-based fossil fuel divestment in history?
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Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

Mar 28, 2017
  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s plan to curb global warming. The order will suspend, rescind or flag…
President Donald Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Big oil is seeking public trust

Mar 10, 2017
The corporate world seems on track to address the issue of climate change even as the Trump administration questions much of the research around its validity. Shell corporation says it’s not just boosting its renewable investments to $1 billion, it’s…

Imagining the future of coal in Gillette, Wyoming

Feb 23, 2017
As the energy market dwindles, some are finding new uses for coal.
In Gillette, Wyoming, Atlas Carbon is finding new uses for coal.
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Coal is a resource curse for southern Illinois economies

Feb 22, 2017
Eight decades of boom and bust ends in bust and leaves land dry.
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Corruption in the fossil fuel sector may get less prying eyes

Feb 1, 2017
The dismantling of coal, oil and gas industry regulations raises eyebrows and applause.