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2009-07-31 15:10:00

The federal government’s “cash for clunkers” program has been highly popular and may provide a much-needed boost for the nation’s ailing auto industry, but it will do little to cut fuel consumption, according to a Reuters analysis.

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2009-05-28 06:20:00

Rapidly industrializing nations like China and Russia are expected to drive up global energy demand by some 44 percent during the next two decades, according to a US governmental energy forecasting agency.

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2009-04-15 06:40:00

According to industry forecasters, US power plants will see a 2.6 percent drop in the amount of coal they burn in 2009 compared with the previous year.

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2009-04-15 06:35:00

On Tuesday, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen announced that the US government will eventually begin allowing higher levels of ethanol to be blended into gasoline.

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2008-12-17 13:35:00

Carbon dioxide emissions in the US will be reduced over 9 percent more by 2030 than previous expectations, according to the Energy Information Administration on Wednesday.

2008-11-13 06:00:31

By Paul Davidson Gasoline is expected to remain a relative bargain through 2009, with prices averaging $2.37 a gallon, and home heating costs will likely be flat this winter under sharply lower U.S. forecasts released Wednesday. The brutal economy will push down total U.S.

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2008-10-10 10:00:00

By H. Josef Hebert Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, touted by GOP presidential candidate John McCain as his expert on energy, seemed to have problems Thursday explaining whether the government bans oil exports -- especially from her state's North Slope fields.

2008-10-08 06:00:32

By Paul Davidson Consumers will pay about 15% more -- an extra $150 on average-- to warm their homes this winter, with those that rely on heating oil hit even harder, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

2008-10-08 03:00:24

By Jenner, Mark EIGHTH ANNUAL Renewable energy from organics Recycling CONFERENCE PREVIEW IS THERE A SILVER LINING IN ENERGY USE DATA? IN MAY of this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a preliminary report that includes energy use in 2007.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.