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U.S. reliance on foreign oil is declining

Jan 9, 2013
The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.
Posted In: Oil, energy, import export

Scientific method: The search for a better battery

Jan 2, 2013
The biggest barrier to renewable energy such as solar and wind is storing the electricity it generates. In a university laboratory, a scientist painstakingly re-imagines the battery.
Posted In: batteries, energy, fossil fuels

Wind power races to meet a year-end cut-off

Dec 26, 2012
A tax credit expires at the end of December. To earn it, wind farm operators have to have their turbines up, running and plugged in.
Posted In: wind, wind power, tax credit, energy

Climate change, fracking to take center stage in 2013

Dec 25, 2012
Marketplace sustainability reporter Scott Tong shares his predictions on what's next for the United States when it comes to energy, fracking and climate change.
Posted In: climate change, fracking, energy

Coal could soon be the world's top energy source

Dec 19, 2012
The International Energy Agency says coal will overtake oil and become the number one fuel within a decade unless government policies change.
Posted In: coal, energy

Study supports exporting U.S. natural gas

Dec 6, 2012
Exports to most countries have long been barred by federal law. As the Department of Energy considers several requests for export licenses, a study says exporting our glut of natural gas would benefit the economy.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, export, energy

U.S. natural gas: To export or not export?

Dec 6, 2012
A new government report says that the U.S. should export more of its natural gas to boost the economy, but is there enough demand overseas and how will exportation affect prices at home?
Posted In: natural gas, exports, U.S., energy

A different kind of 'power' broker in Chicago

Oct 26, 2012
Voters in the Windy City to decide whether City Hall can negotiate for cheaper electricity rates.
Posted In: energy, electricity

America's energy boom revives Ohio's steel industry

Oct 23, 2012
Every fracking well requires miles of pipe. The result is new investment in Ohio steel mills -- which also benefit from cheap natural gas for fuel.
Posted In: Oil, steel, energy

Koch-funded groups attack Obama for 'war on coal'

Oct 18, 2012
Ads target swing states of Ohio and Virginia.
Posted In: 2012 election, coal, Barack Obama, Koch, super PACs, energy

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