SALT LAKE CITY-- The U.S. Interior Department has awarded more than $20 million in grants for water conservation projects in 11 Western states, including several in Utah, Nevada and California. It should result in a savings of 448 acre feet of water annually in the Colorado River, which provides supplies for southern Nevada, California and Arizona.» Read More
LOS ANGELES, May 20- In October 2004, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rolled up to a pioneering fueling station at Los Angeles International Airport in a hydrogen-powered metallic blue Hummer loaned to him by General Motors Corp..
WATFORD CITY, North Dakota, May 19- In towns across North Dakota, the wellhead of the North American energy boom, the locals have taken to quoting the adage: "Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting." It's not that they lack water, like Texas and California.
*EU emissions trading provoked ire from U.S., China, others. The scheme had pitted European states against China, the United States, India and others, who said it violated their sovereignty.
Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, tells CNBC companies will now have to measure their greenhouse gas emissions globally and report them in the annual report.
DES MOINES, Iowa-- A proposal to increase the state fuel tax by 10 cents has resurfaced in the Iowa House. Josh Byrnes, R- Osage, filed an amendment to a bill Thursday that would gradually increase the state fuel tax by 10 cents, though the measure awaits floor debate in the Iowa House.
LONDON, May 17- European policymakers face a difficult decision on building carbon capture and storage- saving money in the long run requires spending more upfront. CCS captures carbon dioxide emissions from a fossil fuel power plant and then pipes it to an underground storage site such as a depleted gas or oil reservoir.
LONDON, May 17- Budgets are made to be broken- especially when they are written by politicians. The shares of petroleum and mining companies listed on New York, London and other stock exchanges value them as if all these resources will be extracted and burned.
SAYREVILLE, N.J.-- Some 350 homeowners in the central New Jersey towns of Sayreville and South River whose properties have flooded repeatedly will be eligible to sell their homes in the first phase of a new federally funded buyback program, Gov.
William Happer, Princeton University professor, argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions are weakly linked to global warming and could actually increase agricultural productivity.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a new proposal for regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands, seeking to advance public safety protections while still addressing concerns the rules would be too burdensome for producers.
WASHINGTON, May 16- President Barack Obama's energy and environment team took two steps forward on Thursday after the Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and the Senate environment panel cleared Gina McCarthy to get a full Senate vote to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. "Glad to see the Senate work and Dr.
WASHINGTON, May 16- The full U.S. House of Representatives will soon begin debate on a bill to approve the Canada- to-Nebraska Keystone XL oil pipeline, a lawmaker said on Thursday after his panel advanced the measure.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Democratic-controlled Senate committee backed President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, sending the nomination to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. The full Senate is expected to vote later on Thursday on whether to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S.
LONDON, May 16- Enhanced oil recovery techniques could boost U.S. domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an estimate published by the U.S. Department of Energy.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Senate committee voted along party lines on Thursday to advance President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote.
Ron Kind and Tom Petri put forward a crop insurance reform plan Wednesday that they say will save the federal government $11 billion over the next 10 years. Kind, a Democrat, and Petri, a Republican, announced their plan as work continued in Congress on a new farm bill.
CHICAGO-- Supporters of high-volume oil and gas drilling said Wednesday that they hope for a quick vote on a bill to regulate the practice in Illinois after reaching agreements on hiring and environmental concerns.
MONTPELIER, Vt.-- The owner of a crude oil pipeline that runs between Maine and Montreal is asking Vermont environmental regulators to reconsider a ruling that would require a new review under the state's land-use planning law if the company seeks to move Canadian tar sands oil to Portland for possible shipment to markets across the world.
NEW DELHI, May 16- Sterlite Industries' copper smelter will remain shut until at least May 22 when a court will resume hearing into complaints of emissions from India's largest smelter.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other industry groups, along with states such as Texas and Virginia, have filed nine petitions in recent weeks asking the justices to review four U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations that are designed to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.